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Native American Heritage Month

Native-American Heritage Month

The United States has recognized the need for American Indian Day and Native American Week celebrations for almost 100 years. In November 1990, President George Bush declared the first Native American Heritage Month to honor and recognize the contributions of the indigenous people of what is now the United States. Events sponsored by the Native American Student Center. OMA works with NASA and the American Indian Studies Program to bring educational events to the UI campus throughout the year.

Upcoming Events- November 2014

Indigenous Knowledge: Persistence, Innovation & Reclamation

Events Brought To You By The University of Idaho Native American Student Center, Native American Student Association, The Office of Multicultural Affairs & The Office of Tribal Relations

Native American Heritage Month Kick-Off Event
Date: Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Time: 11:30-1:30 pm 
Location: Commons Food Court 

Indian Child Welfare Act Panel
Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Location:College of Law’s Courtroom 
Sponsored by Native American Law Student Association

Native American Cultural Exhibition
Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Location:SUB Vandal Ballroom 
Description: Come enjoy an Indian Taco, social dancing and learn about the meaning and background of American Indian Pow-wows. Host Drum: Vandal Nation

Dr. Dan Wildcat: “Exercising Indigenuity in an Age of Global Crises” 
Date: Monday, November 10th, 2014
Time: 5-7 pm
Location:College of Law Court Room 
Description: Professor Daniel R. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center.

Memorial Plaque Dedication for Dr. Arthur Taylor & Dr. Jane Baillargeon
Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Albertson’s Front Courtyard 

Rock Your Mocs
Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: 12-2 pm
Location: Native American Student Center
Description: American Indians across the country wear moccasins to honor our ancestors and celebrate American Indian Heritage.  Please come and view the moccasins made by UI students.  Pictures & Refreshments, 

Angelique EagleWoman:  “Native American Women’s Wisdom - Being in Balance”
Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: Native American Student Center 

Native People Speak Out About Native Mascots 
Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Time: 6-7 pm 
Location: SUB Vandal Ballroom          
Description: Panel discussion of discrimination and derogatory images used in art and media.     

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