Stony Brook University’s first Native American Heritage Awareness Program features a wide range of cultural, educational and social demonstrations, including performing artists, an exhibit, historians, community activists, governmental officials and graduate student researchers — all highlighting the diverse and rich history and culture of Native America while also educating about current contemporary issues facing Native people today. Participants will highlight the need for research, preservation and the advancement of Native peoples.
October 20: Opening Event – A Musical Performance by Laura Ortman
October 27: NASO Dreamcatcher Social
November 2: Native American Display and Education Exhibit
November 9: Native American Heritage Awareness Program Lecture Symposium Part I, Keynote by Vincent Logan
November 11: Dance Performance by Ty Defoe, Grammy Award Winner
November 16: Native American Heritage Awareness Program Lecture Symposium Part II
This series is funded partially by a Stony Brook University Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiatives and coordinated by the Native American Heritage Awareness Program Committee: Jay Levenson, Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library; Cheryl Chambers, Office of Multicultural Affairs; Colleen Wallahora, Language Learning Research Center; Timothy Long, Department of Music; Skye Wiegman, Native American Students Organization; and Nitauke Williams, Native American Students Organization.
For more information, visit the website or contact Jay Levenson at (631) 632-7133 or Jay.Levenson@stonybrook.edu.