Below is a list of events happening in and around East Lansing (Nkwejong) during the month of November.
Kiq’ijel Kaminaqiib’ (traditional Maya, Nahua, & Purépecha Día de los Muertos)
November 1 and 2, 4-7 PM | Kellogg Center Patio
The Indigenous Latinx Student Organization (ILSO), is hosting a traditional Maya, Nahua, & Purépecha Día de los Muertos. Their community alter at the Kellogg Center Patio is open to all.
November 5, 5-8 PM | Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center
Feasting our loved ones and ancestors in the spirit world. A collaboration between the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program (IYEP), the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO), and Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center. Please bring your feast bundles if possible. If you plan to bring a dish, please remember to let people know on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/100057288955125/posts/587290896523870
Dr. Emily Sorroche, “Beyond Land Acknowledgements”
Amplify STEM: Celebrating Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month
Fri, Nov. 11th, 11-12pm, ZOOM webinar
Emily Sorroche (she/her)—Associate Director, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources—will share how and why to move beyond land acknowledgements in our DEI efforts. Amplify STEM is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lyman Briggs College, College of Natural Science, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Event page: https://natsci.msu.edu/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/events/amplify-stem.aspx
Link to register
Dr. Nishant Upadhyay, “Colonial Relationalities and the Diasporic Hindu Right”
Asian Pacific American Studies Fall Lecture
November 11, 3-4:30 PM | International Center, Rm 303
While this talk isn’t specifically a Native American Heritage Month event, it takes place in November and will address indigenous issues. Dr. Upadhyay (they/them) has also kindly offered to meet with any interested grad students whether in a group or in one-on-one meetings. They are a great asset for anyone interested in transnational, colonial, diasporic, indigenous, queer, and/or Asian/Asian American histories. If you or know anyone who might be interested in meeting with Dr. Upadhyay, please email Dr. Sitari Thobani at email@example.com. This talk is co-sponsored by AIIS, the Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Asian Studies Center. The event will also be livestreamed. To register, please go to https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xy5ZqwfqTkaWII73VmMwKw
November 14, 6-8 PM | Shaw Hall 5J (Terrace Level)
Student-centered conversations with a few MSU Aunties, hosted by the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO).
19th Annual Indigenous Law Conference
November 17-18 | College of Law
An Indigenous Law Conference was an obvious priority when the ILPC was established in 2003. A collaborative partnership with TICA in 2015 allows the Indigenous Law Conference to be a cutting edge event led by those in the field, In-House Counsel: some of the most important people working for tribal self-governance. The conference’s main goal is to provide useful information for Tribal In-House Counsel. In the past, conferences have centered on a variety of themes. https://www.indigenouslawconference.com/
November 18, 4-9 PM | Shaw Hall 5J (Terrace Level)
Ribbon skirt, shirt, and pants workshop led by Judy Robinson. Materials provided; limited spots available. Organized by the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elise Paschen & Gordon Henry: Celebratory Reading and Conversation for Gordon Henry’s new book Spirit Matters
November 18, 3–4 P.M. | WELLS HALL ATRIUM, 2ND FLOOR B-WING
In celebration of his latest book Spirit Matters, Gordon reads from new work and joins Elise Paschen in conversation, to explore Indigenous and Native American (White Earth Anishinaabeg Nation; Osage Nation) poetics, language politics, and navigating institutions as poets, scholars, editors and community workers.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 6 PM | Erickson Hall Room 103
Remembering and honoring transgender, nonbinary, and/or Two-Spirit people murdered over the past year. This event will feature Indigenous speakers Jamie John (Odawa) and Petrona Xemi Tapepechul (Nahua). Both the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO) and the Indigenous Latinx Student Organization (ILSO) are co-hosts of this Gender & Sexuality Campus Center event. All are welcome.
November 22, 7-9 PM | Shaw Hall 5J (Terrace Level)
Bring your beadwork and crafts to work on with community! Hosted by NAISO.
Beaded Moccasin Workshop (Part 1 of 2)
November 30, 5 PM | Shaw Hall 5J (Terrace Level)
Separate-sole beaded moccasin workshop led by Michaela Allen. Materials provided; limited spots available. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Hosted by NAISO.