November is Native American Heritage Month and the Fargo Public Library, in partnership with the Native American Commission, Plains Arts Museum and Cultural Diversity Resources, will host the Native American Event Series Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 14. Art, films, music and food sampling are planned and all ages are welcome to attend. An adult must accompany children age 9 and younger. All of the events are free and open to the public. The schedule of events includes:
Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Main Library: 6:30 p.m. – A screening of an untitled missing and murdered indigenous women short film by local Native artist and filmmaker Falcon Gott. A brief discussion will follow. After the film, Native artist Laura Youngbird will lead a hands-on community art activity.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Main Library: 6:30 p.m. – A screening of “Warrior Women,” a 2018 documentary featuring the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous rights during the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. After the screening, artist and filmmaker Falcon Gott will lead a brief discussion.
Saturday, Nov. 9 – Main Library: 10 a.m. – A 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. Following the presentation, mini fry bread tacos and wojapi (blueberry pudding), will be served courtesy of Christy Goulet, a local Native artist and musician.
Thursday, Nov. 14 – Plains Art Museum: 6 p.m. – A conversation with multimedia artist Brad Kahlhamer, who 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. All are welcome.
For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call 701.241.1472 or visit www.fargolibrary.org.