American Indian Heritage Month
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites the campus and community to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month.
The events are as follows:
• Nov. 5 – The "Gikinoo'wizhiwe Onji Waaban" (Guiding for Tomorrow) will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Menominee Room of Davies Center. This initiative is a unique approach to increasing awareness of how climate change is affecting Lake Superior's coastal environment, people, cultures and economies.
The Native American Student Association will also host an opening reception for the month's activities from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Ojibwe Room of Davies Center. Chili and frybread will be available.
• Nov. 7 – The Native American Student Association will sell frybread Indian tacos from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first floor of Davies Center. Food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Nov. 11 – A Lac Courte Oreilles Veterans Day pow-wow bus trip will be held from 3-11 p.m. The group will depart from Kjer Theatre and will visit the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation. A $5 fee covers the cost of transportation, a feast and admission. Space is limited to 45 people, so those interested should contact the American Indian Studies office at 715-836-6045 or the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 715-836-3368.
• Nov. 14 – A Native American student panel will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Menominee Room of Davies Center. The subject of the panel is "Everything you ever wanted to ask an Indian but never could?" Participants may ask questions anonymously and hear back from students of the Native American Student Association.
• Nov. 20 – The film "Babakiueria" will be shown from 6:30-8 p.m. in Woodland Theater of Davies Center. The movie explores what it would feel like if a fleet tried to settle an area inhabited by white natives.
• Nov. 21 – A Native American Month buffet will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Dulany Inn of Davies Center. The menu will include buffalo, venison, corn, wild rice and more. The price of the buffet is $9.50. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 715-836-3261.
For more information about American Indian Heritage Month, contact Ashley Duffy, president of the Native American Student Association at email@example.com, or Odawa White, retention coordinator at the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at 715-836-3367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odawa White, 715-836-3367
Joint PREP (Patient Resource & Education Program)
Orthopedic Center conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St
This two-hour program will discuss the benefits and risks of joint replacement as well as any special needs and concerns. Presenters include orthopedic surgeons, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, and social services case managers. Hip replacement will be discussed Tuesdays, Nov. 5 and 19. Knee replacement will be discussed Thursday, Nov. 14. Shoulder replacement will be discussed Wednesday, Nov. 20. Hip and knee classes are held from 1 to 3 p.m., and shoulder classes are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Orthopedic Center conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1400 Bellinger St. This is a free service. Registration is required. Call the Orthopedic Center at 715-838-6161 to register or for more information.
Call the Orthopedic Center at 715-838-6161 to register or for more information.
Living Again Cancer Support Group
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Health System, 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire
This support group offers fun and educational activities to help patients and survivors learn how to handle everyday life during and after treatment. This month’s activities include making a cancer journey bracelet and low-impact yoga. The group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and 20, at Mayo Clinic Health System, 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire. This is a free service. Call the Cancer Center at 715-464-8140 to register or for more information.
Call the Cancer Center at 715-464-8140 to register or for more information.
Birth Basics Class
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
the lower level Gold Conference Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St.
This class meets once a week for two consecutive weeks. It is designed for women (and their support person) in their seventh and eighth months of pregnancy. This is a basic labor and delivery class with information on labor, delivery, cesarean birth and a tour of the Family Birthing Center. This also is a great refresher class. If you are looking for a more detailed childbirth education class, we recommend the Prepared Birthing class. The sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 13 and 20, in the lower level Gold Conference Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, 1221 Whipple St. The cost is $20. Please register at least two weeks prior to the class. Visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/eau-claire/classes-and-events or call the Wellness Clinic at 715-838-6767 to register or for more information.
Visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org/locations/eau-claire/classes-and-events or call the Wellness Clinic at 715-838-6767 to register or for more information.