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Native American Week events scheduled at NMSU

A fashion and talent show, a pueblo throw and the Miss Native American Pageant will highlight the 40th annual Native American Week from Saturday, April 10, to Saturday, April 17, sponsored by the New Mexico State University American Indian Program.


ng of the movie "Smoke Signals" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will kick off the festivities.

Events on Monday, April 12, will include a banner walk at 11:45 a.m. commencing on the northeast side of Hadley Hall and a pueblo throw from noon to 1 p.m. at the northwest entrance of the Corbett Center Student Union (CCSU). The pueblo throw is an old custom of the Pueblo Indians in which people throw household items to the public.

A panel discussion on Native health issues is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Monday in the CCSU Dona Ana Room.

A fashion and talent show will be held from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the CCSU Ballrooms.

A presentation by Octaviana Trujillo on "Flowers of Life: Yaqui Identity and Persistence" is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the CCSU Auditorium.

An arts and crafts expo will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the CCSU center hall on the first floor. From 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, the expo will continue in the courtyard in front of Kent Hall, along with performances by the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers, Zuni Olla Maidens, Mescalero Apache War Dancers and White Eagle Dancers.

The celebration will conclude with the Miss Native American NMSU Pageant from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in the CCSU Ballrooms.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information call (505) 646-4207.