Creighton University is dedicating a Nebraska Historical Society marker documenting the presence of Native American populations in the general area of the University for some 12,000 years prior to the establishment of Creighton and honoring the continuing relationship of both groups. The event is at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Opus Hall Community Room on campus and is part of the University’s annual Founders Week.
Rudi Mitchell, Ed. D., professor of Native American Studies at Creighton, will conduct a special Native American memorial prayer ceremony. Based on his tradition as a member of the Buffalo Clan of the Omaha Nation, Mitchell will pray for the Indian tribal people who lived and died in the area of campus and will pay tribute to tribal guests who attend the ceremony.
“Not only does the campus have anthropologic roots with our Native American partners, we remain committed to advocacy outreach programs and resources to support our neighbors,” said Patrick J. Borchers, vice president for Academic Affairs.
Tribunal representatives, state and local dignitaries, campus officials and students, faculty and staff have been invited to attend the event.
To view a complete schedule of events, visit the Founders Week web page at: http://www.creighton.edu/events/foundersweek/index.php.