Chatham University

Native American Heritage Month: "The Eyes and Stories of Our People: Dennéh Oral History.” Keynote Speaker Ervin Pete

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Welker Room

Oral History, Spirituality, and Native Peoples is a one person autoethnograpphy of Ervin Pete. Ervin will share his oral history and the history of his people through story telling and indigenous languages. Come share in this unique experience. Ervin is Dine' (tribal name for Navajo, meaning "the people"). He was adopted by tradition by a Lakota family who instilled him with Lakota values and language in addition to his own Dine' traditions and language. Ervin has an Associates of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a Northern Traditional powwow dancer and an expert Lakota traditional beadworker. Ervin has lived in Native communities in Shiprock, NM, Oglala, SD, and Minneapolis, MN. Ervin runs traditional ceremonies including sweat lodge. He produces and sells artwork using only natural materials and Lakota traditional styles. He is well-versed in story, language, and traditional ways of knowing and being.

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Event Contact Information

Randi Congleton
412-365-2499
r.congleton@chatham.edu