Keynote Address, followed by community drumming and dancing hosted by the Chaske Hotain Lakota Drum and dancers

Tuesday, November 14

Time: 7 p.m. — 9:30 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom

“CALL AND RESPONSE: POEMS AND FILMS HONORING ANCESTORS AND ELDERS” Speaker: Heid Erdrich Author Heid E. Erdrich will present poetry, poem-films, and food stories from the Indigenous Upper Midwest. Heid E. Erdrich is a collaborative artist, visual arts curator, and the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Cell Traffic from University of Arizona Press. Her recent non-fiction work is Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes. Heid's next book, Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media is due out by 2017 from Michigan State University Press. Her writing has won numerous awards and her collaborative poem films won a Judges Award, a Best of Fest, and Best Experimental Short awards in 2014 and 2015. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing program of Augsburg College. Sponsored by the Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium (NPAC). Please visit for additional information regarding NPAC events. Contact Dr. Tom Morgan ( or Dr. Tereza Szeghi ( if you have any questions.


Contact Information:

Name:  Tom Morgan
Phone:  937-229-3456