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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

 

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November 1st – Native Heritage Month Kickoff

Schine Atrium Info Table 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Opening Thanksgiving Address – Jabberwocky Café 12 p.m.

Join us for the Thanksgiving Address to begin Native Heritage Month followed by reception. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Indigenous Students at Syracuse.

 

November 5th – Professor Michael Oberg, Discussion on Treaty of Canandaigua

443 Dineen Hall – 2:30 p.m.

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) welcomes Distinguished Professor Michael Oberg (SUNY Geneseo, Department of History) to the Syracuse University College of Law to speak about the history of the Canandaigua Treaty.

Contact NALSA president, Laura Daniels @ ldanie01@syr.edu for more info

 

November 10th – Native Heritage Month Film Festival

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building  2-5 p.m.

Films by Syracuse University Alumni Caleb Abrams (Class of '18), Terry Jones (Class of '16), and Michelle Schenandoah (Class of '18). Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Indigenous Students at Syracuse.

 

November 11th – Canandaigua Treaty Day Celebration this is off campus but is always included in our regular calendar

6-8 p.m. Canandaigua, New York

Info @ www.ganondagan.org/Events-Programs/Canandaigua-Treaty-Event

 

PLEASE NOTE: November 13th event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

November 13th – Guest Speaker Jolene Rickard, Ph.D., “What is the thinking?”                Indigenous Methodologies and Community Perspectives

Kittredge Auditorium, HBC – 6-8 p.m.

 

November 14th – Guest Speaker Lori Quigley, Ph.D., Lecture and Discussion, Thomas Indian Residential School

121 Shaffer Art Building – 6-8 p.m.

Lori Quigley (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan) is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Medaille College, Buffalo, NY. She is a new member of the Board of Directors of the National Indian Education Association.  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Indigenous Students at Syracuse. Kittredge Auditorium, HBC.

For more information contact Regina Jones at rajones@syr.edu or 315-443-0258.

 

November 15th – Rock Your Mocs!

We as Indigenous people wear our moccasins on November 15th, standing

together worldwide, while recognizing our Tribal individuality. Event celebrated for a week to allow for more moc wearing opportunities.

 

November 27th - Guest Speaker Kent Blansett

Lecture and Discussion, “Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the American Indian Movement”

228B Schine Student Center 4-5:30pm

Blansett is a leading authority on the life of the Akwesasne Mohawk activist Richard Oaks (1942-1972). His lecture  corresponds with the opening of an exhibition that he has curated about Oakes and the American Indian Movement at the Ska•noñh Center on Onondaga Lake Parkway. This event is co-sponsored by Native American and Indigenous Studies, Native Student Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Indigenous Students at Syracuse and the Ska•noñh Great Law of Peace Center.  

  

December 1st – Native Heritage Month Closing with Social Dance & Special Award Ceremony

5-8 p.m. – The Skybarn, 151 Farm Acre Road on South Campus

 

Off-Campus Events

 

Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center Events, www.skanonhcenter.org

November 17th – Haudenosaunee Arts and Craft Fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m. 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY

This event is held indoors and is free and open to the public

 

November 28th – Travelling Exhibit “Not Your Indians Anymore: Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement, 1969-1971”

5:30-7:30 p.m. 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY

Exhibit Opening Reception & Book Signing

 

November 29th – Dan Longboat, Discussion on Creation and Original Instructions

7:00-8:30 p.m. 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY

 

Eric Gansworth, Reading and Q&A on November 20th

  • 9:30 a.m. (3rd period) - Lafayette High School Auditorium
  • 1 p.m. – ONS during Harvest Dinner
  • Eric Gansworth (Onondaga, Eel Clan) is a Haudenosaunee novelist, poet and visual artist as well as a professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

 

SUNY ESF, Native Heritage Month Events

 

November 29thRemembrance Day for Lost Species

Contact Neil Patterson at nvpatter@esf.edu for more info on ESF events!

 

November 28th – “Onondaga Land Rights: Settler Agreements in Central New York.”

Contact Neil Patterson at nvpatter@esf.edu for more info on ESF events!

 

November 30th“Denying Access: No DAPL to No NAPL” with Filmmaker Dr. Jason Corwin

Contact Neil Patterson at nvpatter@esf.edu for more info on ESF events!