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Native American Event Series: The History and Significance of the Jingle Dress

Date: November 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Main Library 102 3rd Street North Fargo, ND 58102 Get Directions 

Join the Fargo Native American Commission, Cultural Diversity Resources, the Plains Art Museum and the Fargo Public Library in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Enjoy a host of speakers & documentaries as part of this series of events. Call Megan R. at the Main Library Information Desk at 701.241.1492 for further details. All events are free and open to the public.

November 9 ● Main Library
10 a.m. Presentation by Donna Lunday, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, on the history and significance of the jingle dress and jingle dancing. Free and open to the public.
12 p.m. – Following the jingle dress presentation, mini fry bread tacos and wojapi (blueberry pudding), will be served courtesy of local Native artist and musician, Christy Goulet.

Other events in the series:
November 5 ● Main Library
6:30 p.m. – Screening of an untitled missing and murdered indigenous women (MMIW) short film by local Native artist and filmmaker Falcon Gott. A brief discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.

November 6 ● Main Library
6:30 p.m. – Film screening of Warrior Women (2018)
Screening of Warrior Women, a 2018 documentary featuring the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights in the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. After the film, local Native artist and filmmaker, Falcon Gott, will lead a community activity with a paper folding art piece.

November 14 ● Plains Art Museum (704 1st Ave. N.)
6:30 p.m. – Join us for a conversation with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer. Kahlhamer works with a range of media from sculpture and painting to performance and music to explore what he refers to as the “third place”—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. Free & open to the public.

Please note: This project is a partnership with the Native American Commission, the Plains Art Museum, Cultural Diversity Resources, and the Fargo Public Library.