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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

November 2, 2017
Film Screening & Panel Discussion Lake of Betrayal 6:00 p.m. Reception, 7:00 p.m. Film, 8:00 p.m. Q&A/Panel Discussion w/the Filmmakers | Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Auditorium
Presented by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Maxwell Citizenship and Civic Engagement, Department of Religion, Native Student Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Indigenous Students at Syracuse recognized student organization.

November 7, 2017
Indigenous Law with Joe Heath, Onondaga Nation Attorney 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Syracuse University College of Law | Cortland Room 340 Learn more about what Indigenous Law/Indian Law is and opportunities and experiences in this practice area. Joe Heath is a veteran civil rights lawyer with multiple areas of practice since his admission to the bar in 1975. He will discuss the challenges and rewards of working for Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Sponsored by NALSA (Native American Law Students Association) Contact: Porsche Kayanthos Skenandore-Wheelock,

November 11, 2017Canandaigua Treaty Day Celebration, “Brightening the Chain of Friendship” Canandaigua, New York   

November 14, 2017New York State Education Department: Native American Education Conference Building on our Teachings through Culture, Language and Oral History SED Museum, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230   |   9:00 A.M.  – 4:00 P.M.

Novembr 15, 2017Indian Law Workshop with Professor Kevin Maillard 11:45 a.m.—1:00 p.m. | Syracuse University College of Law | Room 362 Learn more about Indian Law in a special workshop with Professor Maillard. This is a rare and great opportunity to expand your legal comprehension while acknowledging and celebrating Native Heritage Month. A reading will be required to get the most out of the discussion. Sponsored by the College of Law Native American Law Students Association. RSVP for lunch order and to receive readings,  

November 15, 2017Rock 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.