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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).


November 2017

Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon

(formally California Native American Day Celebration)

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Price Center Ballrooms A&B

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.

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

Sliver of a Full Moon Performance | Free

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).

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

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.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

Tribal Justice Documentary Screening | Free

Date: November 11, 2017 – November 16, 2017 * (Tentative)
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

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.

Contact: Ross Frank, (858) 534-6646

William Mervin "Billy" Mills Lecture | 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.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

Native American Beading Class | Free

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2018
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.

Contact: Stacy Trac, (858) 822-0048

UC Insights | Free

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

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: Warren 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/


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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