Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Frontier Newspapers and the Coverage of the Plains Indian Wars

This book by Associate Professor Hugh Reilly offers a revealing look at how newspapers covered the key events of the Plains Indian Wars between 1862-1891—reporting that offers some surprising viewpoints as well as biases and misrepresentations.
As the Plains Indian Wars consumed the American West, the public turned to the nation’s newspapers for information about the fighting. The vivid, colorful accounts captivated the nation—and in hindsight, revealed much about the attitudes and prejudices of the public and the press.
The Frontier Newspapers and the Coverage of the Plains Indian Wars takes readers back to the late 19th century to show how newspaper reporting impacted attitudes toward the conflict between the United States and Native Americans.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Suicide Prevention Training

Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition is pleased to offer Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Training and Training the Trainer as part of the Soaring over Meth and Suicide Grant.

Participants qualify for CEU credit through the National Board of Certified Counselors as well. The training is free, and for those who attend the training on both days we will be offering breakfast and lunch on the second day. Please let Karen Lyles at klyles@nuihc.com know by March 11th so that we can order enough lunches for everyone.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in Nebraska for Nebraska youth
15-19 years old, and has been the second leading cause of death for the last 25 years among American Indian and Alaska Native youth 15-24 years old.
--- Information provided by Anita Wisecup, Project Coordinator

Native American book fair at UNO library

Photos by Linda Parker.

In photo below, Cassie Carroll visits with Ed Zendejas who was at the book fair to sign copies of his book about Indian mascots. For more information or to order the book "Honor Indians" visit the website at http://honorindians.com/

Thursday, March 4, 2010

NAS takes road trip to Sheldon art show

A group of four took a road trip Saturday, Feb. 26, to the Sheldon Museum of Art on the UNL campus to see the exhibit "Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art." The exhibit features the contemporary work of six emerging Native American artists who completed residencies at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., or at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Or.

Cassie Carroll, Linda Parker, Barbara Robins, and Teresa Lamsam dined on fine "Indian" food at the Indian Oven before enjoying the performance of the Standing Eagle Drum Group and the art exhibit.

NAS faculty members receive teaching awards

Two Native American Studies faculty members have received their college's Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Timi Barone, associate professor of Anthropology, received the award for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Hugh Reilly, associate professor of Communication, received the award for the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media. Barone and Reilly were among 8 college-wide recipients of the award, which was established in 1997 to honor distinguished teaching in the classroom.

Native American book fair coming to UNO

The Word Carrier Trading Post, a Native American-owned business, will sponsor a book fair March 8 and 9 at the UNO Criss Library, Main Floor. The Monday (March 8) fair will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Tuesday (March 9) hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Auditions announced for Yellow Robe play

The Four Directions Theater ensemble announces an audition call for "The Independence of Eddie Rose," a play written by William S. Yellow Robe Jr (Assiniboine Nation). Auditions will be held 6 p.m., Monday, March 8, at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha. The play's content calls for mature actors who are secure in their spiritual health and who can handle the show's theme of abuse and alcoholism. Performances of the play will be held April 22 through April 25. For more information, contact Sheila Rocha at sheilarocha@msn.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our thoughts for Wilma Mankiller

As we learned this week the news about Chief Mankiller's battle with cancer, NAS faculty member Dale Stover reminds us of "Chief Mankiller's gracious visit to our campus on October 12, 1992, helping the Native American Studies program mark the 500 years since the hostile arrival of Europeans with colonizing intentions in the person of Christopher Columbus. She drew a crowd of nearly 1000 to the Student Center on a Monday night, which stunned Chancellor Weber at the time. Denise Henning was the prime mover bringing this event into being."