Madonna Thunder Hawk and JJ Kent on Campus April 26

From Dottie Morris, Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism:

An afternoon with Madonna Thunder Hawk

Tuesday, 4/26/11
4 p.m.
Young Student Center – Madison Street Lounge
Free and open to the public

Madonna Thunder Hawk (Two Kettle Lakota) is a veteran of every modern Native American struggle, from the occupation of Alcatraz to the siege of Wounded Knee.

Madonna Thunder Hawk is a co-founder of The Lakota Peoples Law Project (LPLP), which is working for federal enforcement, and reform of The Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA) so that Indian children stay with their families and/or on the reservation. The ICWA was enacted in 1978 to protect Indian children by keeping them in Indian homes. In South Dakota and many other states, The ICWA is being violated.

This will be an opportunity to hear from this movement elder about her current organizing with the Lakota People’s Law Project and the Anna Mae Aquash case.

Concert by JJ Kent – American Indian flutist and educator

Tuesday, 4/26/11
8 p.m.
Young Student Center – Mabel Brown Room
Free and open to the public

JJ Kent (Lakota name, Wicasa Ho’ Waste’ meaning “Good Voice Man”) is a Native American flutist and educator.

He is known throughout the world as a player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, and as a traditional storyteller, cultural educator, speaker, dancer and recording artist. From his early Lakota influences and from his extended family in the world, he shares his beautiful and spiritually healing music to create a resonant chord of celebration for All Our Relations.

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