Wolf Tales recording with J. J. LaPlante, 1 April 2017

Carmichael Complex, NC State University (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Wolf Tales recording with J. J. LaPlante, 1 April 2017
Topics:
Student Life
University History
Subjects:
American Indians
College students
Design -- Research
Drummers (Musicians)
Native American students
Native Americans
Powwows
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Item identifier:
mc00581-wt-laplante-20170401
Interviewee:
LaPlante, J.J. more info on LaPlante, J.J. 
Created Date:
Description:
This recording was conducted in Carmichael Gym on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the NCSU Native American Student Affairs 2017 Pow Wow event. In the recording, J.J. LaPlante (‘17) discusses: graduating in spring 2017 as a senior majoring in Technology, Engineering, and Design Education; drumming at NCSU Pow Wow; experiencing Pow Wow for the first time at NC State in 2016; describing his heritage as a combination of French, Irish, German, Apache, and Mexican; wanting to invest in and keep his Native American heritage alive; drumming as a form of worship; finding community through the Native American Student Association (NASA) and drum group; feeling a strong connection to the Native American community at large by participating in a round dance at 2017 Pow Wow; experiencing different Native American foods, including collard greens and fry bread; finding NASA through a church group and his friend Jarrick Oxendine; learning the importance of keeping cultural traditions alive, including through music and dance; proudest moments including performing with the drum circle for the broader NC State community at Freshman Convocation and other events; facing challenges in adjusting to the academic demands of college, and finding strength in his community and friendships; gratitude for professors in the Department of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education, and for Dean Bruno, whose course on Native American history made a strong impact on LaPlante; hoping to see more Native American students and greater visibility for Native American culture at NC State in the future; hoping to see future NCSU Pow Wows take place outdoors; valuing religious freedom at NC State; appreciation for his family; and seeing his younger sister come to NC State. This recording was created with the support of funds made possible through a 2016-2017 Diversity Mini-Grant from the NCSU Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). [Preferred citation: Wolf Tales recording with J.J. LaPlante, 1 April 2017, NCSU Libraries Wolf Tales Recordings, MC 00581, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC]
Genre:
Interviews
Oral histories (Document genres)
Names:
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
North Carolina State University -- Students more info on North Carolina State University -- Students 
LaPlante, J.J. more info on LaPlante, J.J. 
North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae more info on North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae 
North Carolina State University. Native American Student Association more info on North Carolina State University. Native American Student Association 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Wolf Tales