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Tuesday, January 30

Native American Education Research and Cultural Center (NAERCC) Open House

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NAERCC (Corner of 10th & Ivinson)
Presentation at 11:45 a.m.
Refreshments Provided

The Native American Education research and Cultural Center, NAERCC, located in the facility that formerly housed UW’s Honors Program on the corner of 10th and Ivinson streets, is a “living-learning community” that helps to support the academic achievement and personal success of Native American students while promoting traditional culture.

The NAERCC provides: one-on-one academic, financial aid, personal and cultural guidance; strategies that promote Native American student recruitment and retention; peer mentor support; connections to resources for tutoring; cultural events and activities; guidance to balance academic and cultural/spiritual commitments ; a computer lab; classroom space to take classes offered by the American Indian Studies program; space to study; space for Native American student organizations to meet; and an environment that promotes community.

The American Indian Studies program, the High Plains American Indian Research Institute, the student Keepers of the Fire organization and other student organizations will be housed within the new center. 

The Open House will provide information on the support the NAERCC offers to students, the individual entities that are housed within the Center, and will introduce the new program coordinator, Reinette Tendore.  Tours will be provided.  All are welcome.   

Dialogue Dinner

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Washakie Dining Center

The Dialogue Dinner will encourage students to engage in meaningful dialogue surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion. Using current events and engaging topics, students will have the opportunity to voice their opinion, share ideas, and consider what the future might look like here at the University of Wyoming and beyond. This event is being facilitated by Resident Assistants and Residence Coordinators. Students who attend are eligible to win door prizes, and will be offered a special dessert created just for this event.

Panel Discussion: This is Indian Country
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley Exhibition
Hosted by the UW Art Museum

Exhibition Preview: 6:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion 7:00 p.m.  
UW Art Museum

The University of Wyoming Art Museum will host “Panel Discussion: This is Indian Country” in conjunction with UW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Dialogue (MLK DOD) events on Tuesday, January 30, with an exhibition preview at 6:30 p.m., and a panel discussion starting at 7:00 p.m.

The panel will discuss “Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley,” an exhibition on view through Saturday, July 14. Angela Jaime, director of the University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program; Caskey Russell, professor from the University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program; and Nicole Crawford, Curator of Collections at the UW Art Museum will share their reflections on the artist and exhibition.

The panel will be a starting point for student and audience dialogues about the broad aspects of Native Culture and influences, as well as negotiating terminology and identity.

The event is free and open to campus and community. Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.

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