Native American Center
November 4 – 15, 2019, Student Union Building
For two weeks, tribal flags representing Indigenous sovereign nations/communities will be displayed in the Student Union Building. These flags have been donated to the Native American Center by tribal nations/communities.
November 11 – 15, 2019
Deepening Roots: Creating Community Through Food: Native American Heritage Month Opening Reception
12 PM - 1 p.m., Native American Center
Join the Native American Center as they kickoff Native American Heritage Month at the Deepening Roots: Creating Community Through Food.
Food for Thought: KDUR
12 PM - 1 PM, Native American Center - Conference Room
Come and learn about the opportunities that are available with KDUR. KDUR is a volunteer-powered community radio, creates a bridge between Fort Lewis College and La Plata County, offering diverse music, alternative news, and local public affairs programming. KDUR also provides educational and training opportunities in a professional setting for Fort Lewis College students and community members.
Coffee and Conversation: Land Acknowledgement
1:30 PM, Native American Center - Conference Room
Join the conversation regarding the land acknowledgment that Fort Lewis College currently uses before FLC hosted on-campus events.
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Native American Center - Cultural Kitchen
Have you always wanted to learn how to make frybread or do you know how to make frybread? Come to the Native American Center to learn or teach how to make frybread. Come out and see how different Indigenous communities make frybread. There will be frybread taco toppings will be available after your frybread is made.
Destresser with Hozhoni Ambassadors
2 PM, Native American Center - Cultural Kitchen
Join the Hozhoni Ambassadors as they make stress balls and share different techniques on how to handle stress.
Diné Club Breakfast Burrito Sale
9 a.m. – until sold out
Are you craving a homemade meal? The Diné Club will be making potatoes and wrapping it with a homemade tortilla. They will also be making Navajo Blue Corn Mush and hot Navajo Tea.
Indigenous Expression Through Art
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Native American Center - Conference Room
Canvases and drawing paper will be provided. Come and engage in dialogue and create an art piece to be displayed at the Native American Center for the length of Native American Heritage Month.
Indigenous Languages Bingo
4 – 6 PM, Student Union Building - Vallecito Room
Learn different Indigenous languages while playing bingo. Each game of bingo will be done in a different Indigenous language. Engage in conversations and learn new languages.
Deepening Roots: Creating Community Through Food: First-Gen Celebration Day
12 p.m., Native American Center, Conference Room
Honoring First-Generation Students. Come out and have some tacos and cake while engaging in discussion of what it means to be a First-Generation Student.
Veteran’s Day Breakfast
8:30 a.n. – 10:30 a.m., Native American Center
The Native American Center will be providing continental breakfast items for our Veterans. The NAC will also provide flag pins courtesy of Wanbli Ota.
Indigenous Languages Workshop
2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Native American Center - Conference Room
Join the Native American Center as the NAC Programming Intern leads conversations in Indigenous languages. Take the opportunity to learn and share a language.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Native American Center - Conference Room
Learn about the meaning and significance of Indigenous crafts. Take some time to learn about a craft and participating in creating your own masterpiece.
10 AM, Native American Center - Cultural Kitchen
Have you always wanted to learn how to make tortillas or do you know how to make tortillas? Come to the Native American Center and learn or teach your peers! Burrito toppings will be available after your tortilla is made.
Native American Social Dance with Wanbli Ota
6 PM – 9 PM, Student Union Building - Ballroom
Wanbli Ota will be hosting a Native American Social Dance. Bring a partner or come with some friends and dance the evening away or come to listen to the drum and singers. All are welcome to attend!
Rock Your Mocs Day
11:45 AM Photo at the Native American Center
Come to the Native American Center for the “Rock Your Mocs” photo.
Deepening Roots: American Indigenous Business Leaders
12 PM, Native American Center - Conference Room
Join the American Indigenous Business (AIBL) Leaders as they host the Deepening Roots: Creating Community Through Food. Learn about more about AIBL and what the RSO has planned for the fall and spring semesters.
N7 Basketball Games
5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m., Whalen Gymnasium
Indigenous Expression Through Art
2 p.m., Native American Center - Conference Room
Coffee and Conversation: MARC Speaker, Dr. Naomi Lee
1:30 p.m., Native American Center - Conference Room
Engage in conversation with Dr. Naomi Lee. Dr. Lee, the 2018 AISES Professional of the Year, grew up on the Seneca Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in western New York State. Dr. Lee is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.
8 AM – 1 PM, Native American Center - Conference Room
Deepening Roots: Creating Community Through Food – Indigenous Food Circle
12 PM, Native American Center
The Native American Center will be celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an Indigenous Food Circle. Learn about the different types of food that Indigenous People have in their home community.