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International/Intercultural Education

International/Intercultural Education coordinates educational programs and events across the Metropolitan Community College campuses to commemorate nationally recognized ethnic and cultural holidays. Most programs are free and open to the public. Suggestions for programming should be sent to bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Study Abroad programs and international initiatives for the college are also managed by this office. Click on the Education Abroad tab below for more information or contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.

Programs and Events

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QUILLING & TRADITIONS


By Arvella Pomani and family members Carlos, Daris and Sophia Benally

Porcupine quilling is an ancient Native American art used particularly among East Coast and Plains tribes. Indian quillwork involved softening and dying stiff porcupine quills and weaving them onto leather or birchbark boxes and baskets were other crafts frequently quilled in the past.

Today, Native American quillwork embroidery is nearly a lost art. Porcupine quills are difficult to work with and quilled leather is more difficult to take care of than beaded leather. Learn from Arvella Pomani and her children who demonstrate quilling and share the cultural connections with their Crow Creek heritage.

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, room 110
5300 N. 30th St.
Omaha, NE 
68111

AND
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus
829 N. 204th St.
Elkhorn, NE
68022
AND
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114
829 N. 204th Street   
Elkhorn, NE 
68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2253 for more information. 
 

LIVING IN TWO WORLDS

By Dwight Howe, Omaha/Ponca

Living in Two Worlds looks at mixing old world traditions in a new world environment. The life and struggles of an urban Indian dealing with the long term effects of forced relocation and forced assimilation in the 21st century. The difficulties of finding yourself and establishing your core values without teachings.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Sarpy Center, room 129
9001 Giles Road
La Vista, NE 
68128

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2253 for more information. 

VIDEO and DISCUSSION: MANKILLER Activist Feminist Cherokee Chief



Question and answer session following the documentary with director
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female Principal Chief in 1985. MANKILLER examines the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller and reunites the documentary team of Gale Anne Hurd and Valerie Red-Horse Mohl for their third and most powerful film.

Materials and licensing support provided by Metropolitan Community College Libraries.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
10:15-11:45 a.m.
Elkhorn Valley Campus, room 114
829 N. 204th Street   
Elkhorn, NE 
68022

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Contact bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2253 for more information. 

Contact

Barbara Velázquez, coordinator
International/Intercultural Education
bvelazquez@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2253
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

Theresa Foley, assistant
International/Intercultural Education
tfoley@mccneb.edu
531-MCC-2266
402-403-0660 (Fax)
 

P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE
68103-0777