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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 220

Shamanism is often imagined to be unchanging, drawing on ancestral knowledge and re-enacting ancient rituals. In this talk, Dr. Juliet Erazo challenges some of these assumptions, while highlighting the ways in which shamanism has remained central in Amazonian cultures and political struggles over the past five decades.

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Venue:Graham Center Room 355

Lunch and Learn organized by FIU Student Club – Global Indigenous Group Hear testimony about culture, survival and forgiveness.

February

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Venue:Seminole Hard Rock Arena

Annual gathering of Seminole and tribes from throughout Indian Country for dance, music and arts.

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Venue:Seminole Hard Rock and Hotel

In its 4th run helps create a platform for Indigenous film makers, producers, actors, and writers to show their work and accomplishments and more importantly a message to the community, to the people and to the world.

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Venue:FIU MMC Campus, SIPA 220

Author and Illustrator Dorothy Downs with Lee Tiger, Miccosukee Tribal Member. FIU, Maidique Campus. SIPA 220. For many decades, Dorothy Downs has maintained a close relationship with the Miccosukee and Seminole Indians of Florida. She will discuss her experiences with the people who shared their stories in her new book, Canoe Back in Time. Downs explores the broad spectrum of Miccosukee beliefs, good manners, respect for elders, and the teachings of Breathmaker, or Creator. [...]

April

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Venue:Graham Center Ball Room

People of Miccosukee, Seminole, Quechua, Ainu, Carib, student clubs, faculty, community organizations and others join us to share successes, histories, wisdoms and perspectives. Spokespersons and facilitators will lead us in dance, song, storytelling and interactive learning about contemporary issues to keep everyone engaged. Wear traditional attire. Free and welcome to the public, especially tribal members, families, students and faculty. Please join us for celebration,[...]

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

The Lummi Nation of Washington State will come to Miami to end their 23-day journey transporting a 16-foot totem pole to bring attention to their kin relationship with killer whales. It is a journey about the trauma and resilience of the killer whale, their unique place in the cosmology of the indigenous peoples and their importance to the natural order. This event is organized by the FIU student club, the Global Indigenous Group.

August

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Venue:MARC 335

From very humble beginnings in a rural indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Andes, Lourdes Tibán Guala managed to obtain a Doctorate in Law, and a master’s degree in social sciences. She eventually became an Assemblywoman in Ecuador's National Parliament as well as a Member of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). She represents Latin America and the Caribbean at the UN, while continuing her active participation in the Ecuadorian National Indigenous Confederation [....]

September

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Venue:Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

Dr. Bina Sengar, a Fulbright Fellow from India affiliated with the FIU Global Indigenous Forum will be the facilitating narrator of the exhibition ‘Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India’ explaining details about the communities who created the art in the exhibition. The exhibition in itself is an unparalleled opportunity for audiences to view rarely seen contemporary art from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India, Many Visions, Many Versions [...]

October

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Recognition of the contributions, cultures, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples. Activities and events take place throughout the week organized and sponsored by the student club, the Global Indigenous Group (GIG), and the FIU Global Indigenous Forum (GIF).