Indigenous Peoples Day Events

Monday, October 9

Bag Lunch Talk
1 p.m.
Master metalsmith William Rogers has conducted extensive research in the use of copper by Native peoples and helped lead an effort to revive the craft of metalworking among members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.  He will speak on the ancient technologies used in metalworking, sharing his research and interest in craft revitalization.  He will demonstrate the techniques used to transform a piece of native copper into an art piece.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch to enjoy during the talk.  Free and open to the public.

Copper Workshop
2-5 p.m.
Rogers will lead a hands-on workshop in which participants make copper pendants or badges using ancient techniques.  Examples of NC Native American copper artifacts will serve as inspiration.  Students will have a chance to temporarily display their art pieces at the Museum.  Participants should attend Brown Bag Talk.  $20 per person, WFU students free.  All materials included.  Space is limited. Pre-registration by emailing moa or calling 336.758.5282 is required.

5-6:15 p.m.
Enjoy light refreshments and mingle with guests while viewing a temporary exhibit on copper and trade in pre-European contact North Carolina.  Free and open to the public.

NC Indigenous Revitalization Panel Discussion
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Revels Baxter, member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and board member of the Guilford Native American Association, Dr. Tom Belt, member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and coordinator of the Cherokee Language Program at Western Carolina University, and Dr. Margaret Bender, Associate Professor of linguistic anthropology at Wake Forest University, will discuss the concept of indigenous cultural revitalization in North Carolina with a focus on language and celebration.  Free and open to the public.

These events are sponsored by the Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Intercultural Center, and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program.

MOA Booth at Bethabara Park Dark in the Park

Thursday, October 12
5:30 – 8:00pm

Visit MOA’s booth at Bethabara Park’s Dark in the Park for a Day of the Dead craft.