Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at the NACC

In 1990, former President George H.W. Bush proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Month, more commonly known as Native American Heritage Month. This commemoration was a means for Native Americans to share and educate the public on issues surrounding tribes, on culture and traditions, and to work towards collaborative efforts to assist tribal communities.

NAU celebrates Native American Heritage Month with various activities throughout the month of November, ranging from the Miss Indian NAU Pageant, cultural nights, Indigenous food nights, critical discussions of issues surrounding tribal communities, and hosting guest speakers to discuss various aspects of the Native American experience.

NAU Athletics sponsors several games as Native American Heritage Games featuring Native American talent and vendors. NAU Admissions sponsors a Native American Visit Day on November 4th to provide schools that serve Native American populations with the opportunity to learn about the admissions process and visit campus. A community poster will be available highlighting various events, for additional information, please contact Ora Marek-Martinez, Native American Cultural Center Executive Director at  (928) 523-8532. 

Click the image below to view the November 2016 Native American Heritage Month events

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Additional Native American Heritage Month Events

  • Indigenous Community Forums for the Flagstaff Indigenous Peoples' Day focus on Youth and Education- November 16, 2016 5:30p to 8:30p Flagstaff High School. See the event flyer here.
  • Mike Wilson, Tohono O'odham, Guest Speaker- Immigration Action Learning Team- speaking on Immigration and its effects on the Tohono O'odham Nation- November 16, 2016 7:30p to 9pm NAU Native American Cultural Center. See event flyer here.
  • New Directions in Indian Land Management: Trust Reform and Tribal Empowerment at the High Country Conference Center from Monday 11/28/16 to Wednesday 11/30/16. See event flyer here.
  • Agents of Change Speaker Series with LuAnn Leonard, ABOR Regent Emeritus- Working for Autonomy, Sovereignty, and Survival For, With, and By Indigenous Communities- Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 6:30p to 8:30p, NAU Native American Cultural Center (Building #14). See the event flyer here.
  • Lorenzo Max, Elder Cultural Advisor, Traditional Knowledge Speaker Series- Navajo Basket Stories- November 30, 2016 4p to 6pm, NAU Native American Cultural Center. See event flyer here.
  • New Directions in Indian Land Management: Native American Student Reception at the Native American Cultural Center on Wednesday 11/30/16 at 5:00pm. See the event flyer here.
  • Indigenous Community Forums for the Flagstaff Indigenous Peoples' Day focus on Homelessness- November 30, 2016 5:30p to 8:30p Flagstaff High School. See the event flyer here.