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.



2017 PROGRAMMING:

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NIIBING GIIZIS PHOTOGRAPHY
Life on the Powwow Trail
http://www.marcellahadden.com/
Bovee UC, Center for Inclusion & Diversity (108)
                       November 1 - 30
8:00am - 5:00pm

This exhibit will feature Marcella Hadden photography. ​
Sponsored by: Native American Programs, Niibing Giizis Photography


Environmental Awareness Day: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Bovee UC, Center for Inclusion & Diversity (108)

November 1

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Out of respect for the Native American tradition of honoring Mother Earth, the North American Indigenous Student Organization is coordinating a campus-wide cleanup to kick off Native American Heritage Month. If you would like to volunteer, meet us in the Center for Inclusion & Diversity (Bovee UC 108) at 12pm!
Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs


More than a Word 250x350.jpgDocumentary and Discussion: MORE THAN A WORD

Brooks, 176
November 2
4:30pm - 5:40pm

An exploration of Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington R_dskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington R_dskins fans, the film explores the history of the slanderous term "redskin," and delves into cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Ultimately, the film argues for representations that honor and celebrate the humanity of Indigenous people. Free and open to the public. 70m
Sponsored by:
 Native American Programs


Annual Food Taster
Bovee UC, Rotunda 
November 6
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of exploring Anishinaabe food and culture. Donations in the form of non-perishable food items and/or bathroom toiletries will be accepted.​​​
Sponsored by:
 NAISO, Native American Programs, Student Budget Allocation Committee, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Sigma Kappa Chapter


220px-Reel_Injun_FilmPoster.jpegDocumentary and Discussion: REEL INJUN
Brooks, 176
November 9
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Reel Injun takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. Free and open to the public. 89m
Sponsored by: Native American Programs


NAHM Arts & Craft Night

Bovee UC, CID 108
November 13
5pm - 7:00pm

Join us for arts & crafts, music, and fun. 

Sponsored by: Native American Programs

Plachta Auditorium
November 15
7:00pm

Sponsored by: Native American Programs, CMU Speaker Series, Office for Institutional Diversity, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

ARCHIVAL MILITARY RECORDS
​Ziibiwing's Research Center at Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
November 17 & 18
11:00am - 6:00pm
Fine Art • Music • Food • Dance • Children’s Activities • Demonstrations​. Free and open to the public.​
Sponsored by: Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways ​

videosThumb4.jpgDocumentary and Discussion: BLACK INDIANS
Brooks, 176
November 16
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Narrated by James Earl Jones with music by the Neville Brothers, brings to light a forgotten part of America's past - the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Many notable Black Indians include Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglas, Langston Hughes, Tina Turner, Jesse Jackson, and, of course, James Earl Jones, a member of the Cherokee Honor Society. From the Atlantic Seaboard to the Western Plains, family memories and historical highlights reveal the indelible mark of this unique ancestry, and its continuing influence throughout the generations. Free and open to the public. 61m
Sponsored by: Native American Programs

NAHM Arts & Craft Night

Bovee UC, CID 108
November 20
5pm - 7:00pm

Join us for arts & crafts, music, and fun. 

Sponsored by: Native American Programs


Soup & Substance
: NATAANII MEANS
Nataanii Means - Warrior Music Video
Bovee UC, Terrace Rooms A-D
November 28
12:00pm - 1:00pm

This is one in a series where members of the campus community and greater Mt. Pleasant area gather for a soup luncheon and a substantive presentation on diversity-related topics. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Office of Diversity Education, Native American Programs, Office for Institutional Diversity​

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Nataanii Means - Warrior Music Video
Moore Hall, Kiva                                         
November 28
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by:
Native American Programs, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, NAISO


MV5BMTUzOTM5MTAxOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjcxNDA2MDE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_.jpgDocumentary and Discussion
: A GOOD DAY TO DIE
Brooks, 176
November 29
4:30pm - 6:00pm

A Good Day to Die chronicles a movement that started a revolution and inspired a nation. By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, the film provides an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harbored. Free and open to the public. 92m
Sponsored by: Native American Programs


WEEKLY EVENTS:

ROCK YOUR MOCS
CMU Campus
Everyday in November  

All Day!

Stand with us world wide to recognize Tribal Individuality and to bring awareness! #RockYourMocs #RYM2017​ #CMUNAHM

CULTURAL TABLES
Bovee UC, Down Under Food Court
​November 1, 8, 1
5, 29
                                                    
11:00pm - 1:00pm
#CMUNAHM​​

Sponsors include: Office of Native American Programs, North American Indigenous Student Organization at CMU, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Student Budget Allocation Committee, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Office for Institutional Diversity, Office of Diversity Education, Denison Endowment, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Central Michigan University Speaker Series, College of Humanities, Social, and Behavioral Sciences, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Sigma Kappa Chapter, Sigma Lamda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Chapter, American Indian Science and Engineering Society at CMU.