Monday, April 9, 2007, 5:30 ? 8:30pm
Latino Native American Cultural Center
AISA ?Natives and the Arts? themed Potluck

To start the week, AISA will advertise our weekly potluck to University
wide community. ?We will be facilitating a discussion about Native
American art and contemporary issues. ?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 7:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union
Illinois Room, 348
Lee Maracle ? Reading and Lecture

Lee Maracle, of Salish and Cree ancestry, a member of the Sto:loh
Nation, was born in Vancouver, B.C. ?The author of many critically
acclaimed literary works including:
Sojourner's and Sundogs,
Ravensong, Bobbi Lee, Daughters Are Forever, Will's Garden, Bent
Box, and I Am Woman. ?Lee is ?published ?worldwide and an
internationally known poet, performer, writer and musician.

Erika T. Wurth ? Reading

Erika T. Wurth is an emerging writer whose work focuses on
contemporary, urban (or non-reservation) Native American issues. ?She
writes both fiction and poetry and has been published in a few literature
Journals to date, with a book of poetry coming out through the
University of New Mexico in October. ?She is currently a creative writing
professor at
the University of Western Illinois.
Thursday, April 12, 2007, 7:30 pm
Englert Theater
221 East Washington Street
John Trudell ? Documentary Screening and Lecture/Performance

John Trudell is a prominent poet and Native American activist. ?
Recently, a riveting documentary about his controversial and tragic life
is being screened across North America. ?Along with a screening of this
documentary, Trudell will talk about his life.
Friday, April 13, 2007, 12:00? 1:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union
2nd Floor Ballroom
David Wolfman - Cooking Demonstration

Renowned Canadian Chef from the Aboriginal Television Network?s
?Cooking with the Wolfman? will be carrying out a cooking
demonstration. Wolfman will be serving up his signature (and delicious)
Aboriginal fusion food. ?He will be equipped with recipes, door prizes
(tee shirts, caps, aprons) and autographed photos. ?However, the best
prize will go to those chosen few who get to do the taste-test! Tickets to
go on sale in March.
Friday, April 13, 2007, 6:30 ? 9:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union
2nd Floor Ballroom
Social Featuring Music by Emerging American Indian DJs

Enjoy the musical performances of Tabletop Sounds artists Garron
Yepa and Mateo Perez and Finger Prince Beats artists Skye Mike and
Ray. ?Refreshments will be served and art materials will be available for
all participants to create to the Dj?s sounds. ?For those interested in
dancing the night away, the Djs will be moving their performance over to
The Picador, one of Iowa City?s oldest and dearest music venues. ?For
more information on this later event go to

April 13 - 14, 2007
Committee on Institutional Cooperation American Indian Studies
(CIC-AIS) Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Each year CIC-AIS graduate students gather to present and discuss
their research interests. ?This year, the CIC-AIS conference will also
coincide with the Native American Arts and Culture Week, which offers
conference participants an opportunity to experience a host of Native
American focused events and activities.
Native American Arts and Culture Week
April 9 - 14, 2007

Stereotypes about Native American abound, and the UI American Indian Student Association (AISA) would like to
help break some of these stereotypes. ?We will be hosting a University wide Native American Arts and Culture week
that focuses on contemporary, fusion and pop-culture forms of art that portray the Native American community in its
truly dynamic and modern form.
For more information, contact Christine Nobiss at [email protected]