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Bemidji State announces Indian Week calendar of activities

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Bemidji State University and its American Indian Resource Center will host or be involved with a series of activities to celebrate Indian Week. Indian Week kicks off Monday, April 20 and runs through Saturday, April 25.

The schedule of events for Indian Week is:

Monday, April 20
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Make a Dream Catcher, American Indian Resource Center’s Gathering Room. Instruction and materials available free of charge.
6:45-9 p.m. - Film, “Older Than America,” a suspense thriller on boarding schools, Hagg-Sauer 100. Free admission.

Thursday, April 23
6-8:30 p.m. - American Indian Student Awards Banquet, Beaux Arts Ballroom, Hobson Memorial Union. Admission $10, children five and under free.

Friday, April 24
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - “Historical Trauma and the American Indian Experience,” American Indian Resource Center’s Gathering Room. Admission $15 per person, includes lunch.

Saturday, April 25
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Silent auction and rummage sale, American Indian Resource Center’s Gathering Room. Free admission.

April 24 - May 1
Ojibwe Art Expo, Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minn. Free admission.

A complete listing of events surrounding Indian Week is available by visiting the Bemidji State University events calendar on the Web at

For more information about Indian Week and related activities, contact the American Indian Resource Center at (218) 755-2032.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.