November is Native American Heritage Month!
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
“The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged…”
― Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux Chief
We will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a variety of events and projects. Please see below for information on each event.
Friday, November 6
Special Performance by Indigenous Enterprise
We will be sharing a special video with a variety of traditional dance, song, and drums. Indigenous Enterprise is a Native-owned performance group based out of Phoenix, Arizona established in 2015 by Kenneth Shirley.
This video will be released on Friday, November 6 and will be available all month long for your enjoyment. If you join us for the premier, you can chat with other viewers live.
1 EST . 12 CST . 11 MST . 10 PST . 9 AKST
Thursday, November 12
Native American and Alaska Native Time Travel: A Look through our Native History and Resiliency of Our People
Join us for this wonderful presentation on Native American History. Terry Locklear, MS, Lumbee Nation, serves as the Instructional Designer at University of North Carolina at Pembroke; and Tiffany M. Locklear, EdD, Lumbee Nation, is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
1-2:30 EST . 12-1:30 CST . 11-12:30 MST . 10-11:30 PST . 9-10:30 AKST
Monday, November 23
Life in a Longhouse Village
This artifact-filled presentation will present a broad overview of the history, culture & traditions of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) People. The lively and engaging program will focus on Native American lifestyles prior to 1492 when Haudenosaunee lived in longhouses and survived using the Natural Resources of NYS. Topics such as matrilineal clans, hunting, cooking, traditional clothing, wampum & tools used within a longhouse community will be discussed and shown. Connecting this history to modern traditions among the Haudenosaunee will be discussed also.
3-4 EST . 2-3 CST . 1-2 MST . 12-1 PST . 11-12 AKST
Monday, November 30
Celebrating the Next Generation: A Panel of Young Native Leaders
We are inviting a panel of young Native people who are inspiring us and those in their communities in the ways they are working toward their goals, and sharing their pride in their Native traditions. Registration for this event will be available shortly.
4-5 EST . 3-4 CST . 2-3 MST . 1-2 PST . 12-1 AKST
All month long, and beyond!
Celebrating Success Stories!
We want to share your stories of hope and celebrate the strides being made by people of all ages during Native American Heritage Month. Stories will be shared on our social media platforms, and will be compiled on our website throughout the month. Click the link to learn more or to share your story with us!