Native American Heritage Month

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Presidential Proclamation 

"As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have profoundly shaped our country's character and our cultural heritage. Today, Native Americans are leaders in every aspect of our society -- from the classroom, to the boardroom, to the battlefield. This month, we celebrate and honor the many ways American Indians and Alaska Natives have enriched our Nation, and we renew our commitment to respecting each tribe's identity while ensuring equal opportunity to pursue the American dream."

​President Barack Obama
View the entire Presi​dential Proclamation here.

Download the CMU Native American Heritage Month Flyer.

November 1, 2020  |  Throughout the month
NAHM Book Club | The Road Back to Sweetgrass 
Book Club Discussion will be held on November 30 at 2:00pm
Limited books available

Monday, November 2, 2020  |  5:30PM

Wednesday, November 4, 2020  |  6:00PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020  |  1:00PM 
A special conversation with Casey Lozar, Director of the Center for Indian Country Development (CICD)
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020  |  5:30PM  
Painting with Derek No-Sun Brown: Indigenous Art
Wednesday, November 11, 2020  |  5:00PM
Navajo Jewelry Making Demo with Ayebah

Wednesday, November 18, 2020  | 12:00PM
Soup & Substance: A Look through Indigenous Students' Lenses
Sponsors: Office of Diversity Education & North American Indigenous Student Organization

November 16 - 20, 2020 
GATHER Documentary: An active link is provided to watch the film asynchronous.
a discussion will be held on November 20, please see link below.

Thursday, November 19, 2020  |  1:00PM - 3:00PM
Aunt Judy's Cooking Class: Aambe Jiibaakowedaa 
Indigenous Cooking Class & Discussion

Friday, November 20, 2020  |  3:00PM
GATHER Documentary Discussion | Documentary link emailed upon registration
Virtual attendees | Registration (Webex Discussion Link)
Discussion Resources

Please check back here for updated information.
Beaded Keychain Workshop with elder, George Martin

Week of November 23, 2020  
Mino Bimaadiziwin Virtual Fun Run! 
Limited supply of t-shirts | t-shirt pick up information emailed upon registration
Share photos and videos on social media using hashtags 
Sponsors: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Extension & Native American Programs

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 24-25, 2020  
Crafts with Dejah
Please check out our social media pages for stress relieving arts & crafts videos.
Facebook | CMU Native American Programs

We would like to see your photos! Please include the hashtag #CMUNAHM2020 

Native American Heritage Month is sponsored in part by: Office of Native American Programs, North American Indigenous Student Organization, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Extension, Office of Diversity Education, Campus Programming Funds, Residence Life, Leadership Institute, Multicultural Academic Student Services, Program Board, Ziibiwing Center of Lifeways & Anishinabe Culture