Susan Harjo, president and director of the Morning Star Foundation, and Patrick Cudmore, chairman of the South Dakota Indian Studies Council, will be featured speakers during "Native American Emphasis Week" Monday through Saturday, April 22 to 27, at Weber State University.
Harjo will discuss "Multicultural Diversity Issues" at a convocation program at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Fine Arts Center.Cudmore will speak about American Indian history and values at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, in Room 338 of the Shepherd Union Building.
Several other programs and activities are scheduled during "Native American Emphasis Week." They include:
- A speech by John Powless, director of the Utah Division of Indian Affairs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Union Gallery.
- "The Girl Who Loved Horses," a performance by the WSU dance department at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Union Gallery.
- "Fun Run/Walk" and "Contest POW WOW," competitive activities all day Saturday.
Campus activities also include daily arts and crafts displays on the main floor of the Shepherd Union Building.
Ogden Mayor Scott Sneddon will issue an official proclamation for "Native American Emphasis Week" at ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Union Station. The program also will feature a speech by Cudmore and entertainment by community dancers.
Most events at Weber State are open to the public. More information may be obtained by calling the multicultural educational resource center at 626-6082.