Native American Programs to host events in celebration of Native American Heritage Month


Students participate in the Navajo Shoe Games as part of Native American heritage month in University Center 108 on Friday, Nov. 9 2018. 

The Native American Programs office, part of the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, will be hosting a variety of events throughout November to commemorate Native American Heritage Month. 

All of the events are open to Central Michigan University students and must be registered for in advance. 

Activities for the month will include guest speakers, crafting and a virtual cooking class.

On Nov. 1, events kicked off with the start of a month long book club with the novel "The Road Back to Sweetgrass" by Linda LeGarde Grover. The Native American Programs and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College will host the discussion at 2 p.m. Nov. 30 via Webex. Books are limited to the first CMU and SCTC students. 

On Nov. 2 Woodland style Parfleche (leather) Painting with Cicilee Chivis, takes place at 5:30 p.m. Students are encourage to come and learn about painting on rawhide. Art supplies are included, and this event require pre-registration. 

Jewelry Making with Ayebah will take place Nov. 11 via Facebook Live with the Native American Programs. It will be a navajo jewelry making demo.

On Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. a drive-in movie will take place in lot 22. The movie being shown is "Smoke Signals." Program Board and Native American Programs are sponsoring the event. 

"Aunt Judy's Cooking Class: Aambe Jiibaakowedaa", will be hosted at 3 p.m. Nov. 19 via Facebook Live on the Native American Programs' page. The virtual event will offer cooking tips and discussion.

The final event of the month, the Mino Biimadziwin Virtual Fun Run will take place Nov. 28. Students are encouraged to take time for themselves and get their blood flowing outdoors or on a treadmill. There is no set distance or location for this virtual fun run for students.