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Native American Heritage Month


 

 

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AN EVENING WITH THE TRIBE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 6–8PM, KROC CENTER THEATER, FREE

Enjoy an evening of native storytelling, dance, and tribal history as members of The Coeur d’Alene Tribe share the importance of tradition through these cultural expressions. Learn about the importance of the native language and how it is being taught with emphasis to tribal youth, and how the rich history of The Coeur d’Alene Tribe continues to weave its strength and importance in to 21st century living. Plus enjoy freshly made Fry Bread and visit with tribal representatives.

p33159_p_v8_afFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2 PM, AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE
SCHOOL’S OUT FAMILY MOVIE  – Brother Bear

Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) is a young Indian brave with a particular distaste for bears. When his brother Sitka (D.B. Sweeney) is killed by one, Kenai in turn kills the bear, only to be magically transformed into one himself. To make matters worse, his other brother Denahi (Jason Raize) vows to kill the bear Kenai has become. Kenai’s only hope is a magical mountain where he believes he can be changed back to a human, and he enlists a real bear cub, Koda, to get him there.  Popcorn served.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 5:15PM  AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE 
Adult Book Club.  Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead, The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination by Laurie Arnold
Bartering with the Bones of their Dead tells the unique story of a tribe whose members waged a painful and sometimes bitter twenty-year struggle among themselves about whether to give up their status as a sovereign nation. Over one hundred federally recognized Indian tribes and bands lost their sovereignty after the Eisenhower Administration enacted a policy known as termination, which was carefully designed to end the federal-Indian relationship and to dissolve Indian identity. Most tribes and bands fought this policy; the Colville Confederated Tribes of north-central Washington State offer a rare example of a tribe who pursued termination.
Visit HREI.org for more details

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 5:15PM  AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE – moccasin thuinder
Teen Book Club.  Moccasin Thunder:  American Indian Stories for Today

Ten short stories about contemporary native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 –  LUNCH AND LEARN
Tribal Waters A discussion of the important relationship between the Coeur d’alene tribe and the waters of Lake Couer d’alene.  Explore the cultural, spiritual, subsistence and recreational benefits to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and why it is vital to restore, enhance and preserve the aquatic resources for present and future generations.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6:30PM  AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE – MAPP Poster
The Mentor Artists Playwrights Project
Join us as professional actors from film and television and stage bring to life 8 one-act plays written by young people from the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.  This event is free

SATURDAY, NOV 18, 1–3PM AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE.
Mini Pow Wow and Heritage Celebration (area classrooms are invited)

Exhibits, Teepees, Dancing, Stations for kids to adults include songs, language, storytelling and more! Visit HREI.org for more details

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 11AM – 1 PM AT HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION INSTITUITE
Youth Native American Storytime. Book Titles and guest readers TBD, snacks and crafts.

Keep an eye open for Native American Heritage Month arts and craft classes TBA at various locations in CdA. Classes will feature an emphasis on Native American Heritage. Look for this callout!

DATE TBA, COFFEE CONNECTION 6 – 8PM
Topic:  Idaho Tribes

Learn more about the federally recognized Idaho Tribes (Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation, Shoshone – Bannock Tribes, Shashone – Paiute Tribes) from tribal representatives.  Each will share what is unique about their culture and region of Idaho, what resources are most important to them and how they are providing economic impact to their region through art, history, advocacy and education. Visit HREI.org for more details

For more information, please stop by our location (414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene), call 208-292-2359, or email JLaster@hrei.org.
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
Special Events

Unity Day Concert
and Human Rights Teen Symposium

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