Native American Heritage Month

Schedule of Events

Nov. 18-22, 2014

Native American Dance

SCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with free seminars, events and film screenings. All events take place in the Auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building (SSB) unless otherwise noted.

"Kind-Hearted Woman" Film, Nov. 18-22

Midnight Nov. 18, 2013
SSB Lounge

In a special two-part series, acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (The Farmer’s Wife, Country Boys) creates an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 32-year-old divorced single mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation. Sutherland follows Robin over three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminate how serious this problem is on the reservation. Her quest to heal her family, find a man worthy of her love, build a career and fulfill her goal of returning to her reservation to help prevent the abuse of women and children, takes her on an intimate and inspiring journey full of heartbreak, discovery and redemption.

“As in my other films profiling rural poverty,” says Sutherland, “I was trying to reach out to another forgotten corner of the American landscape, this time to put a face on a Native family so that we could see them close up with all the detail that illuminates the rich reality of their lives.”

Due to the length of the documentary, "Kind-Hearted Woman" will be running in the Social Sciences Building Lounge weekdays during the week of Nov. 18-22.

Learn more about Kind-Hearted Woman

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer

The Real Story of the First Thanksgiving

11 a.m. Nov. 20, 2013
SC Plaza Bistro

For $5 or five canned goods (all proceeds benefit a local food pantry), enjoy an authentic lunch with recipes from the days of the pilgrims and learn about what really happened at the first Thanksgiving.

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer

St. Charles Community College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please email with your accommodations request. It is recommended that you contact the college 10 business days prior to the event. See Accessibility for Campus Guests.

Contact Info

Kelley Pfeiffer

Mandi Smith