Events at UT to
spotlight Native American Heritage Month
A talk by
a modern medicine woman, a chance to make a dream catcher, and a
film screening are some of the events that will take place at
The University of Toledo in November for Native American
“We are thrilled to host Deborah ‘Eagle Cloud’ Ayres, who
will share her experience as a medicine woman,” said Dr.
Michele Soliz, associate vice president for student success
and inclusion in the Division of Student Affairs. “Other events
this month will celebrate the contributions and cultural
richness of Native Americans.”
give the keynote address, “Indigenous Healing for Modern Times,”
5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Thompson Student Union
“Healing is the inward journey back to your divine self: The
body, mind and heart are various paths to your center,” Ayres
wrote on her Facebook page.
She is an expert in Native American spirituality and runs a
healing practice in Sylvania.
Listed by date, other events taking place will be:
Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Film screening, “Reel
Injun,” 6 p.m., Memorial Field House Room 1200. The 2009
Canadian documentary explores the portrayal of Native Americans
in film. The 85-minute film traces how images of Native
Americans in cinema have influenced understanding and
misunderstanding of their culture and history.
5 — Native American Heritage Month Kickoff: Three
Sister Soup Tasting, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thompson
Student Union Trimble Lounge. Stop by to sample the soup
that is a combination of beans, corn and squash, foods
traditionally grown by many Native American tribes.
Nov. 7 — Native American Heritage Month Diversity
Dialogue, 5:30 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2584.
The discussion will focus on issues that affect Native
Americans and how these issues are relevant today in
multiple marginalized communities.
Nov. 15 — Create Your Own Dream Catcher, noon to 2
p.m., Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge. Learn the
symbolism of the dream catcher and make your own protective
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