Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month
Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month 2020 is now over. Please check back in November 2021 for new events.
Two-Spirit: It's Not Biological, It's Spiritual
Adrian Matthias Stevens & Sean Snyder
Saturday, Nov. 14 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Adrian Matthias Stevens and Sean Snyder are two Indigenous dancers who have been together for seven years. Join Adrian and Sean as we honor and discuss Two-Spirit people, a term associated with Indigenous people possessing both male and female spirits. Being Two-Spirit is also an umbrella term, representing Indigenous queer people at large.
Navigating Federal Recognition with Morgan L. Faulkner, Esq.
Monday, Nov. 16 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
In 2018, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, along with 5 other state recognized tribes gained federal recognition. A tribal council member and practicing attorney, Morgan L. Faulkner will discuss the Upper Mattaponi's path to federal recognition and what considerations have been taken now as they navigate their new sovereign status.
Dispelling Myths Series: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education with Brittany Hunt
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Brittany Hunt is an Indigenous woman on a mission to educate others about Native history and modernity. Brittany is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and founded the American Indian Urban Education Division of UNC-Charlotte. Join us as Brittany Hunt talks about the realities of Native life today and how she decolonizes and indigenizes education.
4th Annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival
Friday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 22
Native culture is rich, steeped in history and multifaceted, yet mainstream films do not often capture this nuance. Register to view films by and about Native people at the 4th Annual Pocahontas Reframed virtual Festival Screenings.
A Stroke of Indigenous History, Heritage & Culture
Poetry Writing Contest, Deadline: Friday, Nov. 20
The Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month committee brings you "A Stroke of Indigenous History, Heritage & Culture."
Submit up to three original entries.
Winning entries will be recognized on Monday, Nov. 23.
Land Acknowledgment written by: Christina Davis
Join us at one of our programs to hear the Land Acknowledgment that we will be using during Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month.
Register to Attend Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month Programs at linktr.ee/vcuomsa