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.


Changing Exhibit: Woodcarvers of the​ Saginaw Chippewa     
Bovee UC, Center for Inclusion & Diversity (108)                                              
November 1 - 30
8:00am - 5:00pm

This exhibit presented the art of woodcarving or wood sculpture by Frank Alberts, Smokey Joe Jackson, Gene Salgat, and Robert Waynee. ​
Sponsored by: Native American Programs, Ziibiwing Cultural Center ​


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. Register to volunteer here!​
Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs


Highway of Tears: Documentary and Discussion

Bovee UC, Center for Inclusion & Diversity (108)
November 3
2:00pm - 3:00pm

In Canada, over 600 Aboriginal women have been reported missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Viewers will discover what the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates have done to First Nations reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence. Now find out what First Nations leaders are doing to try and swing the pendulum in the other direction.
Sponsored by:
 Native American Programs, Multicultural Academic Student Services, Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Native American Heritage Month Food Taster

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


Soup & Substance: A dialogue on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Bovee UC, Terrace Rooms A-D
November 8
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​

#NoDAPL - A Native perspective of the IMPACT of DAPL
Park Library Auditorium
November 8
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Free and open to the public. .
Sponsored by: Office of Diversity Education, Native American Programs, Office for Institutional Diversity​


Anishinaabe BINGO
Powers Ballroom
November 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Prizes will be given!
Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs

Wightman Hall 200
November 16
6pm - 7:30pm & 7:30 - 9pm

Join us for canvas painting, music, snacks and fun. $5 entry fee, all proceeds go to Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways. ​
Register for this event here.​
Sponsored by: ​RPL430, Native American Programs, Ziibiwing Cultural Center, Multicultural Academic Student Services, White Graphic Inc.​

Beading Night
Bovee UC, Lake Huron & St. Clair Rooms (307 & 309)
November 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Space is limited to the first 25 people.
Sponsored by: NAISO, Native American Programs

Native American Arts Market & Competition
​Ziibiwing Cultural Center 
November 18 & 19
11:00am - 6:00pm
Fine Art • Music • Food • Dance • Children’s Activities • Demonstrations​. Free and open to the public.​
Sponsored by: Ziibiwing Cultural Center ​

Keynote Speaker: Matika Wilbur, Project 562
Plachta Auditorium, Warriner

November 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Matika Wilbur is a Native American Woman of the Swinomish and Tulip Tribes, who is currently working on, Project 562, a National documentary project that is dedicated to photographing contemporary Native America. Project 562 creatively addresses and remedies historical inaccuracies, stereotypical, representations, and the absence of Native American images and voices in mass media and the national consciousness. “I believe that there is an open space that is yet to be filled- that space is authentic images and stories from within Native America.” Visit 562 for more information.
Sponsored by:
 Native American Programs, CMU Speaker Series, Office for Institutional Diversity, Ziibiwing Cultural Center


Poet: Sherwin Bitsui
Moore Hall, Kiva                                         
November 30
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bitsui’s poems reveal the tensions in the intersection of Native American and contemporary urban culture. His poems are imagistic, surreal, and rich with details of the landscape of the
Southwest.

Sponsored by: Native American Programs, Multicultural Academic Student Services, King-Chavez Visiting Professor, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, CMU Speaker Series


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 #RYM2016​ #CMUNAHM

Cultural Tables
Bovee UC, Down Under Food Court
​November 2, 9, 1
6
                                                            
11:00pm - 1:00pm
#CMUNAHM​​

Sponsors: Office of Native American Programs, North American Indigenous Student Organization, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Student Budget Allocation Committee, Ziibiwing Cultural Center, Office for Institutional Diversity, Office of Diversity Education, Multicultural Academic Student Services, KCP Visiting Professorship, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Sigma Kappa Chapter, and Central Michigan University Speaker Series.