A sunset ceremony today at the Haskell Indian Nations University Medicine Wheel will kick off the school's Native American Heritage Week.
After the 7 p.m. ceremony, the university will host a community potluck dinner at 8 p.m. at Stidham Union.
All of the week's scheduled events are free and open to the public.
- 10 a.m.: Haskell Singers and Dancers sing honor songs for women at the fire pit in front of Haskell auditorium.
- 4 p.m.: Hoop Dance performance. Haskell auditorium.
- 7 p.m.: Forum, "Women in Leadership: Perception vs. Reality." Haskell auditorium, followed by a reception in Hiawatha Hall.
- 5 p.m.: James Riding In talks on the importance of being Native American. Navarre Hall conference room.
- 7 p.m.: Haskell Singers and Dancers perform. Haskell auditorium.
- 10 a.m.: James Riding in presentation, "Repatriation and How It Affects Us in Relation to Our Culture." Navarre Hall conference room.
- 1 p.m.: Dave Knoxshu, Kickapoo traditionalist, discusses the importance of spirituality. Stidham Union Gold Room.
- 7 p.m.: Panel discussion about Native American genealogy and the history of Haskell. Library, Room 119.
- 3:30 p.m.: Second annual Greg Sevier memorial march, Haskell campus to city hall.
- 5 p.m.: Songs of Life performed by Thunderbird Theater. Hiawatha Hall.
- 6 p.m.: Student Senate candidates forum. Stidham Union.
- 2 p.m.: East Heights Elementary School students will assist in campus clean-up activity. Meet in front of Stidham Union.
- 6 p.m.: Native American Church Club discussion. Navarre Hall conference room.
- 10 a.m.: Clubs plant trees and flowers.
- 1 p.m.: Parade/Fun Walk in downtown Lawrence (part of Kaw Valley Earth Week activities).
- 8 p.m.: Sunset benediction at Medicine Wheel.