Wha'qaa , Alhoa, Shiyo: Native Community as College Classroom
Sponsored by Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
801 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
United States

Now into the its fourth year, the 2013 Lecture and Film Series at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex continues with a monthly lineup of interesting programs highlighting the archaeology of West Virginia, the region and beyond.  November features a special program in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

The November 2013 program will be hosted by Bonnie M. Brown - West Virginia University Native American Studies Program

West Virginia University faculty and students are exploring Native American culture and history in an experiential, personal way: within the landscape and communities of indigenous peoples.  Their learning opportunities include witnessing daily life in a subsistence Yup'ik Village (rendering seal oil, processing walrus meat, navigating the tundra)...taking part in traditional practices in Native Hawaii (tending the taro fields, making poi with the elders, cooking in an imu/underground stone oven)...walking the ancient pathways of the Cherokee (visiting Kituah and Nikwasi mounds, learning from tribal elders about Cherokee plant medicine, stories, pottery, and dance).

Bonnie M. Brown joined West Virginia University as an assistant professor of journalism in 1996, but her professional and academic interests in media representations of Native Americans and other ethnic groups led her to begin working for the Native American Studies Program in 2001, being appointed coordinator in 2005.  She teaches introduction to Native American Studies and has created a new course on Contemporary Native American Issues.  The West Virginia University Native American Studies Program is within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

The lecture and film series is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

To be placed on an e-mail list for updates on future programs and activities at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, please send an e-mail request to:  Andrea.K.Keller@wv.gov

Contact Information
David E. Rotenizer, Site Manager


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