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The Center for Western Studies
Native American Initiative 2009-10

March 29 (10 am):  Augustana Chapel Service :  “Native American Perspectives on the Season of Renewal” (In association with the Augustana Student Congregation)
Fantle Building for the Center for Western Studies, Augustana College

April 23-24:  “Western Highways: Journeys through Space and Time”
42nd Annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains, with special sessions on “Plains Indian History:  The Road Ahead” (Augustana NEH Chair in Regional Heritage Dr. Michael Mullin) and “The Journey to Wounded Knee Reconciliation”
Fantle Building for the Center for Western Studies, Augustana College

June 15:  Recognition Dinner and Musical Program:  “Celebrating the Art of JoAnne Bird”
Presentation of the Western America Award to JoAnne Bird
Morrison Commons, Augustana College

June 16- September 18:  JoAnne Bird Retrospective Exhibit
Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries
Fantle Building for the Center for Western Studies, Augustana College

September 24-26:  South Dakota Festival of Books
Release of The Kingdom of Grass: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry (edited by Augustana Writer-in-Residence Patrick Hicks) and featuring Native American authors Allison Hedge Coke, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, and Lydia Whirlwind Soldier, and A New South Dakota History (2nd edition), featuring Native American authors Vine Deloria, Jr., Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, and Herbert T. Hoover

For more information on these and other programs of the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, please visit augie.edu/cws, call 605-274-4007, or e-mail cws@augie.edu.  Visit the Froiland Plains Indian Room and CWS Gift Shop, featuring Native American-made silver jewelry, at 2121 S Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls.