Cultural Heritage and Identity CalendarNovember Edition

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“The University of Nebraska is a public, land-grant institution with campuses and programs across the State that reside on the past, present, and future homelands of the Pawnee, Ponca, Oto-Missouria, Omaha, Dakota, Lakota, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kaw Peoples, and Winnebago, as well as the relocated Ho-Chunk, Iowa, and Sac and Fox Peoples.”

Native American Heritage Month

​​Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, is a month-long observance in the United States that takes place every November. It is a time to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Native Americans, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. During this month, various events, educational programs, and activities are held across the country to raise awareness of Native American culture and history. These events often include powwows, art exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, and discussions on topics related to Native American heritage, history, and contemporary issues. It's an opportunity for people to learn more about the indigenous peoples of the United States and to promote greater understanding and appreciation of their contributions to American society.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion recognizes the significance of Native American Heritage Month as a vital opportunity to foster greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the diverse cultures and contributions of Native Americans. This observance not only celebrates the rich heritage of indigenous peoples but also emphasizes the importance of acknowledging their historical and contemporary roles in shaping our nation. By actively participating in Native American Heritage Month, we not only honor the resilience and achievements of Native Americans but also commit to creating a more inclusive and equitable society where every voice is valued and every heritage is celebrated.


    Nebraska Today Native American Coalition Center for Great Plains Studies

      Dish It Up

      This Dish It Up will be centered on Native American Heritage Heritage Month. 
        Dish It Up
        • Date: November 7
        • Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
        • Location: OASIS Lounge, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
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          Dish it up

            Yellowfish to Speak on Crisis of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

            Jodi Voice Yellowfish (Muscogee Creek, Oglala Lakota and Cherokee) spoke about the history and current realities of the missing and murdered Indigenous women crisis on Oct. 24 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Great Plains Studies.
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                Jodi Voice Yellowfish

                  ​​​​University of Nebraska Intertribal Exchange

                  To help promote the academic prowess, the economic security, and the professional development of Indigenous students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to aid in their personal growth and social well-being, and to facilitate their participation in the UNL community life.
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