NIC to honor American Indian History Month with events
North Idaho College is hosting a variety of events and lectures in honor of American Indian History Month in November.
The following events are sponsored by the NIC Diversity Events Committee:
The first American Indian Film Night presentation will be the film “Little Big Man,” about a centenarian recounting his life in the Old West from being orphaned, adopted and raised by the Cheyenne Tribe to becoming the only white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn. The film, which features Dustin Hoffman, will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 and at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall.
The film series will continue with “Smoke Signals” by Sherman Alexie, which was filmed on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. It is about two high-school aged boys on a journey from the reservation to Phoenix, Ariz. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 and at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall.
The American Indian Film Night series will wrap up with the film “Skins,” about a police investigator who aims to seek justice for himself, his family and his culture on a reservation plagued with unemployment, alcoholism and crime. The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 and at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall.
Other events in honor of American Indian History Month include an interactive Stick Game Demonstration by Norma Peone and Wanda Matt of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. The two will teach participants how to play while describing the traditional game. The demonstration will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Driftwood Bay Room of the SUB.
The annual Henry SiJohn American Indian History Address will be held at noon Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Molstead Library’s Todd Lecture Hall. The presentation will be made by a member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe.
All events are free and open to the public.
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NIC History Instructor and Diversity Events Committee Chair Sharla Chittick, (208) 769-3397Posted: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005