Indigenous Cultures Festival
We hope you join us for educational activities and fun for the full family! All our events are free and open to the public.
Events Prior to April 8
- April 5: Film Screening of Beans (2020) by Tracey Deer.
- 7:00 PM at Haskell Auditorium
- Beans (2020) tells the true story of the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 Quebec, directed by Tracey Deer. *92 minute run time
- April 6: Unsettling Settler-Colonial Education by Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
- 4:00 PM at the Jayhawk Welcome Center
- Dr. Cornel Pewewardy is the Vice-Chairman of the Comanche Nation, and former KU assistant professor in the department of teaching and leadership, and the Global Indigenous Nations Studies Program
- April 7: The Lied Center of Kansas presents Bone Hill - The Concert
- 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center
- Martha Redbone will perform, inspired by her own life and stories of the women from which she descends. The lives of the Bone family members are driven by songs that span a swath of American music, almost telling a parallel history—from traditional Cherokee songs and lullabies to bluegrass, blues, gospel, jazz, rock & roll, and rhythm & blues.
Events on April 8, 2023
Educational Speaker Series
- 11:00am - Powwow 101
- 1:00pm - Gourd Dancing 101
- 2:30pm - Indigenous Arts Initiative Presentation of Works
- 4:00pm - Honoring Our Ancestors Panel/Presentation by KU First Nations Student Association
- 5:00pm - Haskell Art Competition Showcase: History of Haskell Indian Nations University
- 2:00pm - Fingerweaving Workshop
- 2:00pm - Indigenous Hand Games
- 4:00pm - Indigenous Hand Games
- 12:00pm - 4:00pm - Indigenous Children's Language & Literacy Activities
- 12:00pm - 5:00pm - Indigenous Books with Ponak'azo