Colorado State has November packed with events for Native American Heritage Month

Megan Fischer

November is Native American Heritage Month and the Native American Cultural Center at Colorado State University has the month booked with special speakers, presentations and events.

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President George H. W. Bush declared November National American Indian Heritage Month, more commonly know as Native American Heritage Month, on Aug. 3, 1990 to honor America’s Native people, according to the Native American Heritage Month website.

Although activities have already started for November, events will continue through the end of the month.

Check out the calendar of events below or find more information here.

Thursday, November 6

What: Duhesa Art Gallery Grand Opening “Native Now: Contemporary Arts of Today’s Native American Artists.”

When: 6:30p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center Duhesa Gallery

Monday, November 10

What: Native American Indigenous Studies Scholars: A Colloquium Featuring CSU Researchers. Nicole Kenote and Allison Goar, Colorado State graduate students will be speaking.

When: 12 p.m – 1 p.m.

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Where: Willard E. Morgan Library Event Hall

What: Thomas Michael Swensen will present the cultural blog: “The Alaska Native Studies Blog.” The blog studies Alaskan Native culture and history.

When: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Andrew G. Clark Building, Room A203

Tuesday, November 11

What: Native American Indigenous Studies Scholars: A Colloquium Featuring CSU Researchers. Roe Bubar, Colorado State associate professor will be speaking.

When: 12:30 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Willard E. Morgan Library Event Hall

What: Meet and Greet with North Star Peer Mentors. The North Star Peer Mentor program is a program created by the Native American Cultural Center that connects incoming students with current to help with the transition into the University.

When: 5 p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center, Room 327

Wednesday, November 12

What: Native American Indigenous Studies Scholars: A Colloquium Featuring CSU Researchers. Thomas Swensen and Emily Moore, Colorado State assistant professors, will be speaking.

When: 12:30 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Willard E. Morgan Library Event Hall

What: Sapphira Otto & Victoria Morrazzo, “Allyship & Indigenous Food Reclamation: Partnering with Arikara Farms”

Undergraduate students who work with Ron Hall and Roe Bubar will speak about the “Sovereignty and Food Project” to grow food for a Harvest Community Dinner.

When: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center 304-306

Monday, November 17

What: Jan Iron, a Navajo Indian, assisted her mother in making quilts at home on the reservation. The presentation, “Gifts from the Heart,” will feature some of the over 60 quilts she has made for others.

When: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lory Student Center, Rooms 328-330

Tuesday, November 18

What: Bobby Gonzalez, a nationally known multicultural speaker will present “Are not “Spanish:” Cultural Diversity of Native Americans.” Gonzalez uses his Native American and Latino heritage to tell stories.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Andrew G. Clark Building C238

What: Chef Garrett Overlee will prepare a special lunch made with foods that are a part of a Native American diet, including corn, squash and pumpkins. Reservations are required to attend this event.

When: Please call 970-491-7006 to make a reservation.

Where: Lory Student Center Aspen Grille

Wednesday, November 19

What: Chef Garrett Overlee will prepare a special lunch made with foods that are a part of a Native American diet, including corn, squash and pumpkins. Reservations are required to attend this event.

When: Please call 970-491-7006 to make a reservation.

Where: Lory Student Center Aspen Grille

Thursday, November 20

What: Harvest Dinner Community Event

Ron Hall and Roe Bubar, owners of Arikara Farm, raised indigenous foods that will be featured at the dinner. The “Sovereignty and Food Project” was created to engage ethnic studies students to grow food for the community dinner.

When: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Location to be announced

Collegian Reporter Megan Fischer can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @Megfischer04.