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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 2018

Wonder Woman – Movie Screening | Free

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Price Center West Theater (map)
Parking available at Gilman Parking Structure (map)

Description: In preparation for the Native American Heritage Month Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Eugene Brave Rock, the NAHM Committee in partnership with University Centers will be hosting a screening of Warner Bros. 2017 “Wonder Woman” featuring Native American actor, Eugene Brave Rock. You’re invited to stay for a special presentation and Q&A with Mr. Brave Rock after the screening!

Movie plot: Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. She embarks on a journey to end the war of all wars - whilst discovering her full powers and her true destiny.

Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon | Tickets for Sale

(formally California Native American Day Celebration)

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
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.

This year’s keynote is Eugene Brave Rock, Actor, Stunt performer. Brave Rock is a Blackfoot from the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta, Canada and is best known for his acting role of "The Chief" in Wonder Woman (2017). Brave Rock has performed in "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (Euro Disney), which led to other opportunities in film and television including setting up boot camp for Native American Stunt performers featured in the Oscar award winning film "The Revenant".

Ticketed Event: General Admission: $15 | Contact: Contact: itrc@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-0048
Table Sponsorship (Reserved seating): $200 | Contact: nahm@ucsd.edu

Native American Appreciation Night UC San Diego Men’s Basketball Game | Free

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: RIMAC Arena (map)
Parking available at Hopkins Parking Structure (map)

Description: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Native American Appreciation Night at the UC San Diego Men’s Basketball Game. Join us before the game for the Native American Community Reception. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP required.

Ticketed Event: RSVP for the basketball game
Contact: itrc@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-0048

The Smudging – Urban Native Horror Movie Screening | Free

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Loft (map)
Parking available at Gilman Parking Structure (map)

Description: The Smudging is a contemporary Native horror film. Native Director/Filmmaker, Mike Marin, will join us to speak about his film.

Contact: itrc@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-0048

Rez Beats

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Student Services Center, Multi-Purpose Room (map)
Parking available at Gilman Parking Structure (map)

Description: Rez Beats is community project initiated by the Indian Health Council to provide a safe space for youth as an open mic to share their feelings, thoughts, and experiences.

Contact: itrc@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-0048

December 2018

Tonia Jo Hall, Comedian, Motivational Speaker | Free - First Come, First Served

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Price Center West Theater (map)
Parking available at Gilman Parking Structure (map)

Description: The Native American Heritage Month Committee is inviting, Lakota, Dakota, and Hidatsa guest speaker Tonia Jo Hall to share her experiences as a contemporary Native artist, speaking about Native issues and content. She is also a motivational speaker who travels across the country to share positivity to her fellow Native communities.

Contact: itrc@ucsd.edu or call (858) 822-0048

May 2019

9th 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 2019 (TBA)
Location: TBA

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, and Welcome Week 2018.

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