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Native American Heritage Month Celebration (NAHM)

Find out about events connected to the Native American Heritage Month Celebration (formally California Native American Day Celebration - CANA-Day).

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November 2017

Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon | Tickets for sale

(formally California Native American Day Celebration)

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Price Center West Ballrooms A&B (map)
Parking available at Gilman Parking Structure (map)

Description: This luncheon serves as a kickoff to a month-long schedule of activities honoring our Native American scholars that recognize their academic achievements to support equity, diversity and inclusion at UC San Diego.

Featuring keynote speaker: Bridget Ann Neconie, Director of the Cobell Scholarships. Bridget has extensive experience working with American Indian students. She has served for 20 years as the Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Gates Millennium Scholarship Reader and Trainer for the past 12 years. Event flyer (PDF).

Ticketed Event: General Admission: $15 | Table Sponsorship (Reserved seating): $200
Contact: nahm@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248

Sliver of a Full Moon Performance | Free

Limited tickets, please RSVP

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Reception after Talkback)
Location: Arthur Wagner Theatre

Description: Sliver of Full Moon is a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle who is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. It sheds a light on Native American Women issues and the efforts of Indigenous men and women to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: nahm@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248

TEÍČ’IȞ IŊLA: Practicing Decolonial Love - Ledger Drawings Of Dwayne Wilcox | Free

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mandeville Special Collections at Geisel Library

Description: This exhibit will run from November 2nd to December 1st and present a selection of ledger drawing by Dwayne Wilson from the artist’s collection. Working with graduate students in a course entitled “Representing Native America,” the artist and co-curators offer commentary on contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective. Dwayne “Chuck” Wilcox began as a full-time artist in 1987, but has been a lifelong producer of art. Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: nahm@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-5248

Prairie Tails - Public Lecture By Lakota Ledger Artist Dwayne Wilcox

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Description: The exhibit presents a selection of ledger drawing by Dwayne Wilson from the artist’s collection.  Dwayne “Chuck” Wilcox began as a full-time artist in 1987, but has always been a lifelong producer of art. Event flyer (PDF).

Co-sponsored by Mandeville Special Collections, Department of Ethnic Studies, Intertribal Resource Center, SPACES, Native American Heritage Month Celebration, Plains Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project.

More Than a Word Screening | Free

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Price Center, East Forum, 2nd Floor (map)

Description: More Than a Word is a documentary focusing on the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. It also analyzes the history of Native American appropriation and their struggle for socioeconomic, political, and educational justice. Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

Running Brave Screening | Free

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Intertribal Resource Center, Price Center East (map)

Description: Get ready for the Billy Mills Lecture on Monday, November 13 by joining us for a screening of Running Brave, a film based on the story of Billy Mills and how he defied all odds to become the best distance runner in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

William M. "Billy" Mills Lecture | US Gold Medalist | Free

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College International House

Description: Billy Mills also known as Makata Taka Hela is a Native American who won a gold medal for the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) becoming the only person from the Western hemisphere to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest Olympic upsets, because he was a virtual unknown going into the event. A United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.  Billy will be speaking about the pursuit of excellence and global unity through global diversity. Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

Tribal Justice Documentary Screening | Free

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Comunidad, Cross-Cultural Center, PC-East, 2nd Floor (map)

Description: Tribal Justice centers around two Native American judges who address the root causes of crime to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for youth. They use this knowledge to model restorative systems and mainstream courts across the country begin to take notice. Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: Ross Frank, (858) 534-6646

Once We Had A River Screening | Free

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Green Table Room, Price Center, 2nd Floor, Sun Good Lounge (map)

Description: Join us for a viewing of Once we had a River, about five tribes: the La Jolla, Rincon, Pala, Pauma and San Pasqual Tribes. It is the story of their fight to regain control of their water rights.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

Native American Beading Class | Free

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Price Center-West, Thurgood Marshall College, Room, 2nd Floor

Description: Join us in learning how to create beautiful beadwork with instructor Richard DeCrane. Supplies will be provided. Event flyer (PDF).

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

UC Insights | Free

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Raza Resource Centro, SSC, 1st Floor (map)

Description: UC Insights is a new program put on with fellow resource centers to help incoming college freshman on their personal insight questions. Admissions officers will be available to assist and guide you toward success.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

May 2018

8th Annual Powwow at UC San Diego | Free and open to the public

Hosted by Native American Student Alliance (NASA)

Essay contest winners will be announced

Date: May 2018 (TBA)
Location: Marshall Field

Description: The Powwow is a Native American gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration. It celebrates the connections to tradition and spirituality, to the Earth and to one another in a social, personal and spiritual meeting.

Contact: Burgundy Fletcher, (858) 281-3898, http://powwow.ucsd.edu/

Sponsors

Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Welcome Week 2017.

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