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Library & Plains Art Museum to Host Native American Festival & Education Series Nov. 3 – Nov. 17


  • Native American Festival and Educations series
    Native American Festival and Educations series

November is Native American Heritage Month and the Fargo Public Library, in partnership with the Native American Commission, Daughters of the Earth, Cultural Diversity Resources and the Plains Arts Museum, will host the Native American Festival and Education Series Saturday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 17. Art, music, poetry, film screenings, a guest storyteller and a panel discussion are planned and all ages are welcome to attend. An adult must accompany children age 9 and younger. All of the events are free and open to the public. The schedule of events includes:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3 – Main Library: 10 a.m. – Introduction and Native American Welcome, introductions of the Native American Commissioners and a performance by the Buffalo River Singers; 11 a.m. – Storyteller Gabe Derosier will perform followed by Native American food tasting and sampling prepared by members of the Daughters of the Earth organization.

  • Sunday, Nov. 4 – Main Library: 2 p.m. – Screening of the movie Wind River (Rated R), followed by a panel discussion of local experts on the topic of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW). Some of the artists from the Bring Her Home traveling art exhibit will be on hand to discuss their art and the exhibit.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Main Library: 6:30 p.m. – Screening of “Reel Injun” (Rated PG), a documentary about how Native Americans are portrayed in films. After the screening, artist and filmmaker Falcon Gott will lead a brief discussion.

  • Thursday, Nov. 8 – Plains Art Museum: 6:30 p.m. – Art and Poetry Workshop with Denise Lajimodiere. Participants will help create a collaborative “dress” and sculptural poem for the 2019 Native American Artist exhibit. Pre-register by calling 701.551.6100.

  • Friday, Nov. 9 – Plains Art Museum: 6:30 p.m. – Altered Books Art Project for Veterans with artist and veteran Sgt. First Class Joe Williams, Civil Affairs. All are welcome, particularly veterans and their families. Pre-register by calling 701.551.6100.

  • Saturday, Nov. 17 – Plains Arts Museum: 11 a.m. – Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival.

For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call 701.241.1472.

Additional support for this project is provided by Knight Printing and Bell Bank.