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University Continues Celebration for Native Heritage Month
Throughout the month of November, the Office of Multicultural Affairs within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, hosts Native Heritage Month. Native Heritage Month offers a variety of events to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of native people.
The month started with a screening and panel discussion of the documentary “Lake of Betrayal” and a session on indigenous law with Onondaga Nation Attorney Joe Heath, sponsored by the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA).
The remaining events include:
Canandaigua Treaty Day Celebration, “Brightening the Chain of Friendship”
Saturday, Nov. 11, Canandaigua, New York (full schedule online)
New York State Education Department: Native American Education Conference
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., SED Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany, New York
Indian Law Workshop with Professor Kevin Maillard
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Syracuse University College of Law, Cortland Room 362
Learn more about Indian Law in a special workshop with Professor Maillard. This is a rare and great opportunity to expand your legal comprehension while acknowledging and celebrating Native Heritage Month. A reading will be required to get the most out of the discussion. Sponsored by the College of Law NALSA. To RSVP for lunch order and to receive readings, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Your Mocs!
Wednesday, Nov. 15, to Wednesday, Nov. 22
The national “Rock Your Mocs” movement encourages indigenous peoples across the world to wear moccasins and stand together as one, while also recognizing and celebrating tribal individuality. The national Rock Your Mocs Day is Wednesday, Nov. 15, but it is celebrated throughout the week on campus to allow for more moc-wearing opportunities.
For more information, contact Regina Jones, assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs Native Student Program at 315.443.0258 or email@example.com.
Native Heritage Month is one of four heritage months coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and upcoming heritage months include Black History Month in February and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April. For more information, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website.