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Native Heritage Month

In honor of Native Heritage Month (NHM), Syracuse University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, hosts a series of events in the month of November in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations.
Native Heritage Month is to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Indigenous students at SU visit the chancellor's residence, '17

Indigenous students at SU visit the chancellor's residence, February 21, 2017

Native Hertiage Month Calendar

Celebrating November as Native Heritage Month
In honor of Native Heritage Month (NHM), the Office of Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with campus departments and student organizations have organized events throughout November.

“We are excited to host a variety of events throughout the month and encourage all campus community members to join the celebration,” says Regina Jones, assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Native Student Program. “Through the celebration of rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, we not only acknowledge the important contributions of Native people but we strengthen our campus community as a whole.”

Neil Patterson: “Indigenous Stewardship in Haudenosaunee Country”
As part of Native Heritage Month, join Neil Patterson, assistant director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to explore this free discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Goldstein Student Center, 201ABC.

Canandaigua Treaty Day Celebration
On Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., celebrate the 225th anniversary of the historic, federal Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 at the location of its original signing.

Scott Stevens: “Why Indigenous Studies Matter”
Join Scott Stevens, director, Native American and Indigenous Studies, and member of the Mohawk Nation, for this free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Goldstein Student Center, 201ABC.

Indigenous Runway Fashion Show
Experience the work of Indigenous artists and the Indigenous Students at Syracuse (ISAS) organization on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Skybarn, located at 151 Farm Acre Road on South Campus.

“Rock Your Mocs”
Standing together globally, while recognizing Tribal individuality, all are invited to join Indigenous people in wearing moccasins Friday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 22.

Haudenosaunee Arts and Craft Fair
Explore Haudenosaunee hand-made arts and crafts, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, baskets, soapstone, silverwork, leatherwork and more, Sunday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. within the Skä·noñh-Great Law of Peace Center.

“Climate Change and Haudenosaunee Language Handling Change” Lunchtime Lecture
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 12 to 2 p.m. within 113 Euclid Ave., room 200, the campus community is invited to attend this free lunchtime lecture.  Percy Abrams, Ph.D., member of the Onondaga Nation, instructor, certificate in Iroquois Linguistics for Language Learners, and Neil Paterson, member of the Tuscarora Nation, assistant director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY ESF will host this interactive lecture.

 

Danika Medak-Saltzman, Ph.D.: “Indigenous Futurisms: Speculative Genres and Native Tomorrows”
Join Danika Medak-Saltzman, Ph.D., Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, for this free lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. within Slocum Hall, Room 214.

Native Heritage Month Closing and Alumni Awards Ceremony
Concluding the month’s celebrations is the Closing and Alumni Award Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Bird Library, room 550.

Be sure to share your celebration experiences on social media by using #CuseNHM. For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Regina Jones, at rajones@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.9676.