UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs, 308.865.8127
UNK- Delores Kills in Water, an elder from the Sioux reservation in Rosebud, S.D., will present “A Lakota Sioux Family: Our Heritage and Our Future” on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The presentation, a part of Native American Heritage Month activities on the campus, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room of the Nebraskan Student Union. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Some of the topics covered in the presentation will include culture lost and traditions still practiced, the difference between the reservation schools and public schools, why she does not celebrate Columbus Day, and why she did not teach Lakota to her son.
Kills in Water is one of five women featured in the video “Listen to the Grandmothers: Incorporating Tradition into Contemporary Responses to Violence Against Native Women.”
“We used to have a grandfather who came and lived with us; and he used to tell us stories about the winter and why we should appreciate the seasons,” Kills in Water said. “There was a reason that Tunkasila, the higher power, gave us the seasons, so we could enjoy them and be prepared for them.”
Native American Heritage month is celebrated in the month of November. Events offered on the UNK campus during the month are sponsored by the Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations (SKINS) and the UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs.