Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Independence of Eddie Rose

The play, directed by NAS faculty member Sheila Rocha, was presented this weekend at The Rose Theater. Cast members were:
Jorge Gomez-Chichimec-Eddie Rose
Moody Plenty Wounds-Lakota-Lenny boyfriend
Richard Barea-Omaha-Sam detention officer
Andre Nunez-Winnebago, Chicano-Mike
Antoine Edwards-Lakota/Omaha-Healer
Andrea Rodriguez-Navajo-Theia
Pat Lamere-Winnebago-Spirit Woman
Cathy Bauer-Kahterine
Cassie Rhoads-Cheyenne-Auntie Thelma
Serena Valerio-Mescalero Apache/Pure'pecha-spirit daughter
Winya Edwards-Lakota/Omaha-spirit daughter

Chancellor and Vice Chancelor honored at UNO ITSC Pow Wow

The UNO Native Studies Program and the UNO Native American Cabinet presented Pendleton blankets April 24 to Chancellor John Christensen and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs David Cicotello. The two UNO administrators were honored on behalf of their commitment to the NAS program and American Indian community.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Call for papers: Exploring the Red Atlantic

PRESS RELEASE -- The Institute of Native American Studies (“INAS”) at the University of Georgia (“UGA”) invites submissions of paper proposals for the conference “Exploring the Red Atlantic” to be held at the University of Georgia November 12-13, 2010.

Howard Buffett to speak at UNO for Hike to Help Refugees

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Raffle tickets support UNO Pow Wow

To get your raffle tickets, contact Cindy Krafka at lkrafka@unomaha.edu

The UNO Native American Studies Alumni Association is still selling raffle tickets to raise funds for the UNO Pow Wow. Included among the prizes are:

A free belly dancing or hula hooping lesson at the Bedouin Start Ethnic Dance Studio and Boutique
Read about other prizes:
A blanket
NARF T Shirts and small blankets
Crocheted small Christmas blanket and napkins
$25 of Famous Dave's coupons
Autographed MAV Basketball
Two sets of single game tickets for next year's UNO Hockey
Set of season tickets for the MAV's football games next year
Set of 12 Donel Keeler notecards
Two tickets to the Love Fest
Assorted T shirts
Native notecards
Beautiful wooden box with inlay

Radio Advertising for the UNO Pow Wow

Radio ads and Remote for the Pow Wow - Listen for and pass the information on.

REMOTE at 1-3 p,m,, on Saturday, 101.9 FM (the Big "O")

RADIO ADS this week:

30 second commercials on FM stations 94.1, 92.3, 104.5

15 second commercials on TRAFFIC NOW network: FM stations 98.5, 101.9, 106.9; AM stations 11180, 1290, and 1620

New online magazine launches

Native Literatures: Generations
Publishing literature of substance and consequence

NLG is dedicated to providing a global forum for original works of literature by writers from the indigenous nations of North America and Hawai‛i. Our goal is to support writers in their endeavors by offering a venue linking them with new audiences and potential publishers. Moreover, our magazine is designed to generate funds to provide financial support for writers through scholarships for their studies or for specific writing projects.


By Cindy Krafka

You may be interested in upcoming events which are presented here in chronological order.
  • A fund-raising concert for NASAA is to be held the Friday night, April 23, 7PM in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30. The performing duo, Indigie Femme, has their own separate facebook page, as well as a website http://www.indigiefemme.com/ On youtube.com, there are some video clips of them performing at previous events.
  • The UNO Spring Pow Wow will be held the next day, Saturday, April 24. The grand entry is at noon. There will be drums and dancers, vendors and food. Come support the UNO ITSC, the UNO Native American Studies program, faculty and community members.
The Omaha Theater Company at The Rose presents
The Four Directions 2010 Performance of . . .

The Independence
of Eddie Rose

a play by a play by William Yellow Robe Jr

Directed by Sheila Rocha

The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street, Omaha NE
Hitchcock Stage
Thursday April 22, 7:00 pm
Sunday April 25, 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller passes away

Read article in Osage News

UNO Pow Wow silent auction now online

The silent auction is featured on the Honor Indians Institute website. The two featured items are a Donnell Keeler framed print and a Granite Counter top (installation included) with 10 colors to choose from. The counter top is valued at $560. A Star Quilt will be added to the auction soon.

Bidding ends 5 p.m., April 23, 2010.

2010 All Nations Pow-Wow at Creighton University

Creighton University's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Native American Association (NAA) present the 6th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow Saturday, April 10, from Noon to 10 p.m. in the Kiewit Fitness Center.
  • Noon: Doors Open, Dancer Registration (limited) Princess Registration (Ages 13-21) Invited drums only
  • 1 pm: Grand Entry
  • 5 pm: Feed
  • 7 pm: Grand Entry
  • 10 pm Closing Ceremony, Dancer payout

ITSC president promotes UNO Pow Wow

Michael Leading Horse, president of the Inter Tribal Student Council, will appear Thursday, April 22, on Action 3 News at Noon (KMTV) to promote UNO's Pow Wow.

Stay tuned for Indigie Femme

The indigenous performers will be in Omaha later this month. We will post more details soon. In the meantime, check out the group on the following links:

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bellevue U panelists to discuss Pine Ridge Reservation alcohol concern

PRESS RELEASE -- (Bellevue, Neb. – March 5, 2010) Bellevue University will host a panel discussion titled “Whiteclay: The Next Generation” on April 7. The discussion will take place at 11 a.m. in the Hitchcock Humanities Center located on the University’s main Bellevue campus. The hour long event will include presentations and discussions centering on issues surrounding the sale and distribution of alcohol between Whiteclay businesses and residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The panel will include regional Native American dignitaries, individuals who have published books or created films on the topic, economic development experts, and a member of the religious community with ties to the reservation.

Creighton University offers pre-dental summer program

Creighton dental school is offering a Pre-dental Summer Enrichment Program for 6 Native American undergraduate students (or students who just graduated from high school are also eligible).