Events

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Thank you to the Freeflow Institute for their partnership for this toolkit.

Gather Round: Earth

Jun 02, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Online

Living Nations, Living Words Book Discussion led by M.L. Smoker

Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary Native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry. The companion anthology, Living Nations, Living Words is the featured text in this year’s Gather Round DIY Humanities Toolkit.

Gather Round: Earth

Jun 16, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Online

Living Nations, Living Words Book Discussion led by Chris La Tray

Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary Native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry. The companion anthology, Living Nations, Living Words is the featured text in this year’s Gather Round DIY Humanities Toolkit.

Gather Round Outdoor Event

July 1, 2022 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Choteau, MT

Explore traditional Métis territory with writer and storyteller, Chris La Tray. We’ll meet near Choteau, on the Rocky Mountain front, and travel up the Teton River Valley to a Métis cemetery, where Chris will lead a creative discussion, considering connection to history and to place. We’ll be joined by some very special guests, and lunch will be provided. (Meeting time + exact location yet to be announced.)

Please contact us with concerns about accessibility. All registrants will receive a complete “what to bring” list, as well as updates about the event.

Gather Round Outdoor Event

July 7, 2022 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Browning, MT

Lailani Upham is a Blackfeet journalist, storyteller, and educator. She is also the founder of Iron Shield Creative, which leads storytelling hikes through traditional Blackfeet territory with the goal of fostering substantive connections between people and landscape. Join Lailani and some of her Iron Shield singers, drummers, and story guides at Red Eagle Campground, west of Browning, for an unforgettable adventure. (Meeting time + exact location yet to be announced.)

Please contact us with concerns about accessibility. To experience this event to the fullest extent, you should be able to walk about two miles (as slowly as needed) over uneven terrain. All registrants will receive a complete “what to bring” list, as well as updates about the event.

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