Sit down with speakers from Northwest Arkansas and beyond as they share about the ways they give voice to Native American culture.
SUN, MOON, AND Starlore
November 10th, 2018
Caitlin Ahrens will delve into the fascination of constellations, the mixture of cultural stories, and certain astronomical events, such as the annual Leonid meteor shower. Ahrens will explore how Native Americans of the 19th century have helped modern astronomers understand cultural astronomy and the diversity across North America.
Minwajiimo: The Glue of Culture.
Storytelling and Trickster Tales in American Indian Cultures.
December 1, 2018
Dr. Gagnon will describe the seminal place of stories in American Indian cultures. Dr. Gagnon will describe the major categories of stories and offer examples from traditional times as well as contemporary renditions. The second half of the presentation will focus on Trickster Stories and how they contribute to an understanding of American Indian cultures.