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.

​2016 EVENT DETAILS - More information to come...


Environmental Awareness Day                                        November 1
​Bovee UC, CID 108                                                           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. Register to volunteer on OrgSync 
Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs

Native American Heritage Month Food Taster​              November 9
Bovee UC, Rotunda                                                        5:00pm - 9:00pm

Traditional and contemporary Native American cuisine including a fashion show and a dance performance of contemporary Native American dancers​. CMU student w/ ID $5, General Public $7 (or) toiletries in the amount of the price of admission to be donated to the Military in observance of Military Appreciation Week.

Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Sigma Kappa Chapter

Soup & Substance                                                          November 10

Bovee UC, Terrace Rooms A-D                                       12:00pm - 1:00pm

Native American Activism: LaDonna Harris, founder and President of Americans for Indian Opportunity will join us to discuss Indian 101.

Sponsored by: Office of Diversity Education, Native American Programs

Indian 101: Documentary & Discussion​                           November 10

Pearce Hall, 128                                                              6:00pm - 8:00pm

Native American Activism: LaDonna Harris, founder and President of Americans for Indian Opportunity will join us to watch and discuss Indian 101.

Sponsored by: Native American Programs​, Ziibiwing Cultural Center, Women and Gender Studies, CMU Speakers Series

Dakota 38: Documentary & Discussion                          November 18

Bovee UC, Auditorium                                                    3:00pm - 5:00pm

The documentary film tells the story of Jim Miller's vision to remember the 38 Dakota men who were executed in Mankato, MN on December 28, 1862.

Sponsored by: Native American Programs​

Key Note Speaker: Joseph Boyden                                November 19​

Anspach 161                                                                   6:30pm - 8:00pm

Joseph Boyden is a Canadian Novelist and short story writer. He was named the winner of the 2014 edition of Canada Reads. He is best known for the Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce. **Book signing following.

Sponsored by: Native American Programs, Ziibiwing Cultural Center, Multicultural Academic Student Services, KCP Visiting Professors


Rock Your Mocs                                                            Every Monday in Nov.​

CMU Campus                                                                 All Day!

Stand with us world wide to recognize Tribal Individuality and to bring awareness! #RockYourMocs #RYM2015​ #CMUNAHM

Cultural Tables                                                             Every Thursday in Nov.​

Bovee UC, Down Under Food Court                             12:00pm - 1:30pm