Bawaajige-nagwaagan: Dreamcatcher Stories and Creation

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021, 6 - 7 PM

9th Annual WI Native American & Multicultural Literature Virtual Read-In

For the past 8 years, UW-Superior’s Department of Education has hosted a Wisconsin Native American & Multicultural Read-In event. This spring, we have shifted this event online, and we are planning on hosting a week of virtual events April 19-23, 2021. The events are being coordinated by the Department of Education, First Nations Studies Program, First Nations Center, Office of Intercultural Student Success, The Link Center, Jim Dan Hill Library and the Superior Public Library.

There will be multiple interactive and engaging virtual activities for all age levels. All of these are virtual, free, family-friendly, and open to the public. The events will be recorded, and closed captions added.

Throughout the week, people of all ages are encouraged to sign up online to pledge to read Native American & Multicultural stories. To sign up to pledge to read - click here. A list of available books for check out at the Superior Public Library and Jim Dan Hill Library will be emailed to people that pledge to read.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katelyn Baumann at link@uwsuper.edu

Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – Bawaajige-nagwaagan: Dreamcatcher Stories and Creation

  • Join Cassie Brown and listen to stories about dreamcatchers. Participants will have the opportunity to make a dreamcatcher through guided instruction from Cassie. Children must have a grown-up present to assist with making the dreamcatcher.
  • Pre-registration is required so materials can be pickup at Yellowjacket Union’s Front Desk at UW-Superior or mailed directly to the participant.
  • Pre-register by Tuesday, April 13. To sign up, click here.
  • After signing up, Zoom information will be emailed to participants.

Complete Schedule of Events

  • Monday, April 19 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – Featured Authors Night
    • Join us for our welcome event for the 9th Annual WI Native American & Multicultural Literature Virtual Read-In with Dr. Mary Lee-Nichols. This evening’s event will feature two guest authors, Heather Brink, author of Rez Dog, and Thomas Peacock author of The Forever Sky and The Dancers. Both authors will share insights into their books, read the stories, and take questions.
    • Zoom: https://uwsuper.zoom.us/j/88304903778
    • Meeting ID: 883 0490 3778
  • Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – Bawaajige-nagwaagan: Dreamcatcher Stories and Creation
    • Join Cassie Brown and listen to stories about dreamcatchers. Participants will have the opportunity to make a dreamcatcher through guided instruction from Cassie. Children must have a grown-up present to assist with making the dreamcatcher.
    • Pre-registration is required so materials can be pickup at Yellowjacket Union’s Front Desk at UW-Superior or mailed directly to the participant.
    • Pre-register by Tuesday, April 13. To sign up, click here.
    • After signing up, Zoom information will be emailed to participants.
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00-2:30 pm (CT) – Superior Public Library’s Bookworms Book Club: The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
    • Children aged 7-11 are invited to join Kelly Wiisanen (Youth Services Manager at Superior Public Library) and Mary Johnson-Garay (Positive Youth Development Educator for UW-Extension) for a special edition of the Superior Public Library’s Bookworms Book Club. This session will be about The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
    • To sign up, email Kelly at wiisanenk@superiorlibrary.org. This virtual book club is free and open to all children aged 7-11! They do not need to have a library card to participate. After signing up, Kelly email out the Zoom login info. Children can sign up at any point, even right before the event.
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – Japanese Paper Cranes
    • Events details and Zoom information is forthcoming!
  • Thursday, April 22 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – First Nations Children's Literature Night
    • Join UW-Superior students from First Nations Studies 304: First Nations Literature Students and their professor, Dr. Chantal Norrgard, for an evening of children’s literature. Students will be reading excerpts or stories they’ve learned about and discussed in FNS 304.
    • Book list: The Range Eternal (Ages 5-9), by Louise Erdrich; Fry Bread (Ages 3-6), by Kevin Noble Maillard; and Red Cloud (Ages 8-12), by S.D. Nelson
    • Zoom: https://uwsuper.zoom.us/j/81805672584
    • Meeting ID: 818 0567 2584
  • Friday, April 23 at 6:00-7:00 pm (CT) – I Love my Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
    • Events details and Zoom information is forthcoming!

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Belknap and Catling Ave., Superior, WI 54880 2021-04-20T18:00:00 2021-04-20T19:00:00 EventScheduled 20

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Event information is current as of April 12, 2021 10:45 AM.