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Celebrate Native American History and Culture

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Native American MonthStony 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.

Events

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.

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