4:30 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join SDSU and American Indian Student Center leadership as they formally dedicate and open the new 12,400-square-foot center! The American Indian Student Center provides a "home away from home" environment with cultural activities and student success initiatives.
5 - 6 p.m. - Public Tours
In honor of Women’s History Month, South Dakota State University’s American Indian Student Center, in collaboration with The Warrior Women Project presents an evening of critical discussion, engagement, leadership and a call to action led by Madonna Thunder Hawk, Marcella Gilbert and Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter of the Red Power Movement, and Dr. Beth Castle, co-director of the Warrior Women film and Director of the Warrior Women Project (WWP). You’ll have a chance to stream the film before the discussion—check below for details.
The event is focused on initiating a professional development program at the interface of American Indian storytelling and scientific communication. There are many existing threads of commonality connecting the two. The event will kickoff with a student panel introducing the subject followed by a talk led by Joseph Marshall III, a virtual performance by Kevin Locke, a virtual lecture by Jenni Metcalfe, a workshop led by Rhea Waldmann, ending with another student panel to close the event.
S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan, the men behind two South Dakota Art Museum exhibits of American Indian story illustrations, will speak on Sept. 12 at 5:45 p.m. during the 5-7 p.m. closing reception for S.D. Nelson: Sharing My Vision and A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories. The public is invited to a book signing from 4-5 p.m. followed by a free reception with light appetizers and refreshments. Nelson and Bryan will speak from 5:45-6:30 p.m. These exhibits both close on Sept. 15.