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New Mexico State University Native American Week schedule, April 18-25

Thursday, April 18


pening Ceremonies, Corbett Center Student Union. Traditional "Throw" and remarks by Donald Pepion, director of the American Indian Program, and officers of American Indian student organizations.
7 p.m.: Speaker, Peter MacDonald, former president of the Navajo Nation, Corbett Center Auditorium.

Friday, April 19
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Native American Arts and Crafts Expo, first floor, Corbett Center.
5 p.m.: AISES Basketball Tournament starts, Activity Center.
7 p.m.: American Indian Studies Forum at Corbett Center Auditorium. Four Native American scholars in a panel discussion on the value of a degree in Native American Studies.

Saturday, April 20
8 a.m.: Basketball tournament continues, Activity Center.
Noon to 5 p.m.: Native American Arts and Crafts Expo, University Museum at Kent Hall.
1 to 4 p.m.: Traditional Native American dance groups, University Museum at Kent Hall.

Sunday, April 21
8 a.m.: Basketball tournament continues, Activity Center.
1 p.m.: Barbecue at Preciado Park, including fry bread making contest.

Monday, April 22
7 p.m.: Movie, "Grand Avenue," about the struggles of a single mother who moves with her children from the reservation to Los Angeles, Corbett Center Auditorium.

Tuesday, April 23
7 p.m.: Talent Show, "Sharing the Gift," Room 153 of the new Chemistry and Biochemistry Building.

Wednesday, April 24
7 p.m.: Student Awards Reception featuring journalist Conroy Chino of Acoma as guest speaker, The Club, Corbett Center.

Thursday, April 25
7 to 10 p.m.: Miss Native American NMSU Pageant, Corbett Center Auditorium, featuring entertainment by Nawitsa Dance Group of Zuni.

For more information, call the American Indian Program office at (505) 646-4207.

All activities are free and open to the public, sponsored by the United Native American Organization, the Native American Business Students Association, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the American Indian Program at NMSU.

Karl Hill
April 12, 2002