Upcoming Events

First Friday: Looking Back, Looking Forward exhibition

5:00 pm Great Plains Art Museum
Inspired by the Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Native American Art from the Permanent Collection” features different forms of artistic expression found in Native American artworks from the Great Plains …

Richard Reading: Transforming a Mongolian Nature Reserve from Paper Park to Model Protected Area

3:00 pm Great Plains Art Museum
Look at a picture of the Mongolian steppe and you’ll swear it’s the Platte River Valley in Nebraska. There are actually many similarities between the North American Great Plains and this Asian steppe, a temperate grassland covering 342,000 square …

Native film screenings: Cherokee Word for Water & Standing Bear’s Footsteps

1:00 pm Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Van Brunt Visitors Center
The Center for Great Plains Studies is sponsoring the showing of two free movies as part of the 2015 Great Plains Symposium. You do not need to register for the symposium to attend.

Sherman Alexie Talk

7:30 pm Kimball Recital Hall
Sherman Alexie is a Native American poet, novelist, performer and filmmaker, National Book Award winner, author of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” and “The Business of Fancydancing,” and writer of “Smoke Signals” and other films, of …

Concert: Buffy Sainte-Marie

7:30 pm Kimball Recital Hall
Native American folk singer, Grammy-winning songwriter, former “Sesame Street” regular, and member of Cree Nation, Buffy Sainte-Marie will perform as part of the Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Great …