Haskell Indian Nations University is hosting free activities for the community this weekend. From dancing to learning about Haskell tradition, there’s something for everyone.
“Indigenous Oratory: A Storyteller’s Perspective,” will be from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Regents Room at Navarre Hall. Some of the speakers and topics include: Earl Bullhead, of Lower Brule Community College, “Culturally Infusing the Classroom through Stories”; Cy Ahtone, Haskell alumni, “Stories of Pride and History”; and Jerome Kills Small, of the University of South Dakota, “The Trickster.” For more information, call 830-2794.
A round dance singing workshop is set from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in conference room 114 in Navarre Hall. The Red Lake Singers, a world-class original style singing group with more than 40 years of experience, will provide the workshop. The Lawrence School District will award 2.5 professional development points for this workshop for teachers. For more details, call 832-6628.
A “Healthier Haskell” event will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coffin Sports Complex. Parents are encouraged to bring children because there will be a Kid’s Camp from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 through 17. For more information or to preregister, call 830-2758.
The Welcome Back Powwow starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with gourd dancing at the Coffin Sports Complex. The grand entry begins at 6 p.m.