Native American Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month is a national month-long celebration created to recognize, honor and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. The NAECC serves as the focal point for campus and community events and sponsors an array of cultural presentations featuring traditional and contemporary Native American scholars, art demonstrations, educational tours, workshops and documentaries.
President George H. W. Bush was the first U.S. president to recognize Native American Heritage Month in November and, to this day, U.S. presidents continue with this tradition. President Barak Obama released his Presidential Proclamation in October 2010 stating:
For millennia before Europeans settled in North America, the indigenous peoples of this continent flourished with vibrant cultures and were the original stewards of the land. From generation to generation, they handed down invaluable cultural knowledge and rich traditions, which continue to thrive in Native American communities across our country today. During Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate their importance to our great Nation and our world.
Native American Heritage Month - November 2012
- Boiler TV Movie: Smoke Signals
- Native American Heritage Month Opening Celebration by Purdue AISES and NASA
- Indiana American Indian Tribes and Comtemporary Traditions
- Celebrating Ojibwe Cultures through Art featuring Duane Goodwin
- Indigenous Alumni Speaker Series presents Selene Phillips
- One Community, Many Voices: All Tribal Nations Representing One Native Voice
- The Ancient Mayas and the Prophecy of 2012: Myth or Doom?
- NAECC Movie Night featuring Boy: the Movie
- Real Indians vs Real Injuns: Examining American Indian Identity in Films
- Native American Heritage Month Closing Address, Maintaining your Indigenous Identity in the Corporate World by Katherine Anderson Hansen