Native American Heritage Day

November 2, 2019

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public

Join us as we honor the rich traditions and historical contributions of Native people. Activities across campus will celebrate the diversity among tribal cultures.

Enjoy live music in the Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater from Native Praise, Shaun DeGraff, Redman Blues Band and Middle Creek #2.

Visit the Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village for an array of cultural demonstrations including hoop dancing from Kevin Connywerdy and a live performance from Riverside School. Enjoy stickball and dance demonstrations and participate in cultural make and takes. Try indigenous food samples such as three sisters stew, grape dumplings, banaha, and blue bread. 

Harvest fresh produce from the Spiral Garden and take home a free plant, courtesy of our horticulture department, and be sure to visit the pumpkin patch for a free pumpkin (while supplies last; one per attendee please).

Savor tasty treats from the Aaimpa' Cafe, including roasted corn and turkey legs. Shop the Aachompa’ Gift Shops and enjoy 10% off all purchases (excluding consignment).

See schedule below of free films in the Anoli' Theater:
10 a.m. Mankiller
11:30 a.m. First Encounter
12 p.m. Bearer of the Morning
1 p.m. Mankiller
3 p.m. Last of the Dogmen
6:30 p.m. Smoke Signals

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