On Sept. 27, Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed University Senate at its first meeting of the Fall 2023 semester. His remarks were as follows: Thank you, Professor [Kira] Reed. It’s a pleasure to see so many of you in person. We’re…
Native Heritage Month 2021 Celebration
Each November, the Native Student Program in Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with campus partners and student organizations, host a series of events in honor of Native Heritage Month. The schedule of events explores and celebrates the contributions, histories, cultures and traditions of Native people.
Included in the monthlong celebration are activities spanning artist talks, film screenings, presentations and discussions, as well as the annual Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration on Nov. 11 and participation in the annual “Rock Your Mocs” national movement from Nov. 14-20. The month also includes new activities, such as the Moon Ceremony with Honwadiyenawa’sek Diane Schenandoah from the Barnes Center. The month closes with a social dance on Nov. 29 at the Skybarn.
“Native Heritage Month serves as an opportunity to engage our campus community in learning about and celebrating the deeply rich history and traditions of Indigenous people, as well as to raise awareness about the issues that impact Indigenous people today. We encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in the events and activities we have planned to explore topics of art, law, history and social justice, and participate in community-building, knowledge-sharing and dialogue,” says Regina Jones, assistant director of the Native Student Program.