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American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month

October 15 - November 15

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American Indian and Indigenous Heritage Month was designated by Congress in 1990 and celebrates the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants and stewards of what is now the United States.

"And So We Walked" DeLanna Studi and the Trail of Tears

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 7:30pm (EST)

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Queer Indigenous and Two-Spirit Peoples: We Come Out of the Cupboard, Not the Closet

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 6:00pm (EST)

Dr. Chris Finley

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The Native Vote in 2020: Obstacles and Opportunities

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 6:00pm (EST)

Jason Chavez

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Remapping the Yaqui Experience: Mobility in Everyday Life & Community Formation

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:30pm (EST)

Anabel Galinda

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Becoming a Radical Gardner: Building Queer Roots & Resilience Through Chicanx and Indigenous Histories

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 6:00pm (EST)

Rob Nelson

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Community Conversation: Purpose and Significance of Land Acknowledgements

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 3:00pm (EST)

Hosted by the Intercultural Engagement Center

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Unsettling University Spaces: Reimagining Higher Education for Indigenous Students

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 5:30pm (EST)

Heritage Month Keynote Speaker Dr. Heather Shotton

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Challenges and Successes: Examining Impacts of COVID-19 on Native Nations

Thursday November 5, 2020 | 12:00pm (EST)

Carol Davis

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Beyond the Music

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 2:00pm (EST)

Indigenous Recording Artist Tall Paul

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Native at VT General Body Meeting

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 7:15pm (EST)

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Community Conversation: Purpose and Significance of Land Acknowledgements

Friday, November 13, 2020 | 11:00am (EST)

Hosted by the Intercultural Engagement Center

Register Here (Conversations will be limited to the first 15 who register)


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Faircloth at aiicc@vt.edu.