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Groups to celebrate American Indian Week

The 41st Annual American Indian Week will be held on the New Mexico State University campus March 28-April 2, with many events taking place throughout the week.


l events, including a pueblo throw, frybread social and Native American dancing, will take place as well as an arts and crafts expo, a knowledge bowl and a guest lecture.

"The week brings awareness to the student body, university and general public, to give them an opportunity to learn more about Native Americans across the nation," said Cyrus Louis, president of the United Native American Organization at NMSU. "It teaches them our cultures and heritage and why it's important to us. Our heritage and traditions are kept alive through these events."

Coordinating organizations for the events are the UNAO, American Indian Programs, Indian Resource Development, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Native American Business Students Association and the Associated Students of NMSU.

Events include:
? Pueblo Throw and Frybread Social, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, west side of Corbett Center.
? "American Indian Knowledge Bowl", 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, Corbett Center Dona Ana Room 312.
? Frybread Social, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in front of Garcia Annex.
? "Tribal Sovereignty and Education," a presentation by author David E. Wilkins, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Senate Chambers, Corbett Center third floor.
? Movie "Pow Wow Highway" 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Corbett Center Auditorium second floor.
? Arts and Crafts Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, Corbett Center Lobby second floor.
? Miss Native American NMSU Pageant, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, Corbett Center Auditorium, second floor.
? Native American Dancers and Arts and Crafts Expo, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Outdoor Stage, east side of Corbett Center.

For more information contact American Indian Programs at (505) 646-4207.