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Native Gathering at Stanford scheduled for Inner Quad on Nov. 20 Stanford -- Native American students at Stanford have scheduled a Native Gathering of music, dance and speakers from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Inner Quad. The gathering is to celebrate the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the university and "the university's commitment to our community, even in the face of budget cuts," said organizer Angelique Jackson, a junior in political science and a Dakota. A delegation from the Stanford American Indian Organization is scheduled to have its quarterly meeting with President Donald Kennedy on Thursday morning, Nov. 21. The celebration will feature Kisheekoutay, a five- member student dance group led by senior Nyleta Belgarde. Kisheekoutay is a Cree word that means "beat of the heart" and was chosen to reflect the importance of dance in all Native cultures, Belgarde said. Speakers are scheduled from the ranks of Stanford faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduates and Native alumni.
For more information, contact Jackson at (415) 497- 3877.
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