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Honoring Native Heritage Month
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations, will host a series of events this November in honor of Native Heritage Month. The activities throughout the month will celebrate the histories, cultures and traditions of Native people.
“We encourage our campus community to be ‘All In’ during Native Heritage Month as we explore and celebrate the many facets of Native culture and contributions of Native peoples to the world,” says Regina Jones, assistant director of the Native Student Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
This month’s celebration includes two keynote lectures, as well as the national “Rock Your Mocs” movement and Native Outreach Day hosted in partnership with the Office of Admissions. Some highlights of the month’s celebration include:
Angel Rose Artist Collective production of “SIJSIWAYULU,” written by Xemi Tapepechul and with songs by Nantzin Paula Lopez and Nantzin Anastacia Lopez Lopez.
Nov. 11: “Indigenous Futurisms: Speculative Genres and Native Tomorrows”
A lecture by Danika Medak-Saltzman, Ph.D., Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Nov. 18: “Indigenous Stewardship in Haudenosaunee Country”
A lecture by Neil Patterson, assistant director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Patterson is a member of the Tuscarora Nation.
All event details for Native Heritage Month will be available on the University Events Calendar.