Office of Multicultural Affairs director, 308.865.8127
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Matthew “Sitting Bear” Jones will present Kiowa Tales at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m.
The presentation, which will take place in Room 310 of the Nebraskan Student Union, is sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Jones, who has been storytelling for more than 20 years, is a Kiowa/Otoe-Missouria Indian from Oklahoma. Further, he has worked as a consultant for a number of films, including Dances with Wolves, and helped develop scripts for Nebraska Educational Television.
For the past 13 years, Jones has been a lecturer in multicultural education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dressed in native costume, Sitting Bear brings to the audience the thinking and customs of his Kiowa people, including legends such as why the crow is black and how the coyote got his yell.
This event is free and open to students, faculty and the public.