Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 2, 2010

Education in Brief: 11/02/2010

Students stage 'Prince Caspian'

Traverse City — The Homeschool Arts Project has two performances remaining in their stage production of C.S. Lewis' "Prince Caspian."

The play will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Lars Hockstad Auditorium at Central Grade School, 301 Seventh St. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. They are available at Tickets at the door are $7 for adults and $4 for students.

Native American events planned

Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College's Native American Student Association invites the community to events commemorating Native American Awareness Month.

"Tar Creek," the story of a mine turned toxic Superfund site on former Indian land in Oklahoma, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, followed by a discussion with director Matt Myer. "Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. The 1992 documentary, narrated by Robert Redford, documents the 1975 killings of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the legal case surrounding the trials of Robert Robideau, Darrell Butler and Leonard Peltier. Only Peltier was convicted of murder and many believe him to be innocent. Both films will be shown in Milliken Auditorium, 1701 E. Front St., and admission is free. Donations to the Native American Student Association will be accepted.

Cultural Awareness Day will feature hand drumming, basket making and more from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the West Hall lobby and conference room.

The last activity will be a screening of "For the Next Seven Generations" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Milliken Auditorium. Filmmaker Carole Hart has followed 13 indigenous grandmothers from Africa, Asia, the Arctic Circle and North, South and Central America since their first meeting in the fall of 2004 when they started a mission to save Mother Earth through prayer, education and healing. The movie will be preceded and followed by the Medicine Lodge Singers from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. A donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children is requested. After film royalty fees, proceeds will go to the grandmothers featured in the film to help support their mission.

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