Authority: Presidential Proclamation and Executive Order 13270
Celebratory Month: November

National American Indian Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.

FILM SCHEDULE

Events

  • Social Media Campaign: Civil Rights and Native American History to Present (Mays Center Social Medias)

    Date: November 1, 2020
    Time: All Month
    Location: Instagram

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, images of Native Americans from the Smithsonian Center Archives will be shared on Instagram througout the month of November.


  • Day of the Dead-Altar on Campus via Zoom

    Date: November 2, 2020
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD

    The Mexican American Student Association will provide a Day of the Dead Altar, which will include memories of Native Americans who have passed away.


  • PCOE Diversity Forum History of Voting; Title IX

    Date: November 2, 2020
    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: TBD

    The PCOE Diversity Forum will address topics of racism, Title IX, and how to navigate difficult conversations.


  • Date: November 4, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: TBD

    Dr. Gladstone will present on the connection between history and presentation day events



  • Date: November 5, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: TBD

    From Alaska to Oklahoma and Wisconsin to Montana, we witness stories about the importance of saving Native American languages and meet some of the people who are working hard to heal these national treasures.


  • Native American Boarding Schools; "Unspoken: America's Native American Boarding Schools" documentary and historian Dr. John Gram

    Date: November 6, 2020
    Time: Noon
    Location: TBD

    Documentary description link: https://www.pbs.org/video/unspoken-americas-native-american-boarding-schools-oobt1r/

  • Date: November 9, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: Online

    Dr. Stephanie Black will give a presentation on the topic of entrepeneurship in the Native American community.

  • History of Native Americans in the San Antonio Area: A presentation by A&M-SA professors: Dr. Amy Porter and Dr. Frances Galan

    Date: November 10, 2020
    Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Location: Online

    Please join A&M-SA professors, Dr. Amy Porter and Dr. Frances Galan to learn more about the history of Native Americans who lived in the San Antonio area.


  • Native American Dance Performance 

    Date: November 12, 2020
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD

    Join local Indian American preformers and artisans to lean more about the cultural significance behind indian american dance and art works. Dance preformers, jewelry makers, drum makers and more will be on campus to showcase their skills!



  • Date: November 12, 2020
    Time: Noon
    Location: Online

    More Than a Word offers a fascinating look inside the growing movement to change the name of the Washington R*dskins football team. Directed by brothers John and Kenn Little, who are members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the film traces how the word "r*dskin" evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFL's most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally. More Than a Word is an ideal classroom resource for clarifying what's truly at stake in contemporary debates about cultural appropriation and Native American-themed mascots.


  • Dr. Amy Porter Native American tribes on land that is now A&M-SA 

    Date: November 16, 2020
    Time: TBD
    Location: TBD


  • Children's Literature Event featuring Native American games, crafts, and stories

    Date: November 18, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: Online

    The Alpha Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi will provide a prerecorde presentation of Native American stories, songs, games, and crafts. Join us to learn how to celebrate Native American History month with children!



  • Date: November 19, 2020
    Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
    Location: Online

    Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty while battling the trauma of genocide.


  • Dr. Vivien Geneser: Karankawa Natives in Texas

    Date: November 20, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: Online

    Join us to learn about the Karankawa natives, who were a nomadic tribe that lived in South Texas on the coastal plains. Dr. Vivien Geneser will give a presentation on the Karankawa as well as their relationships with early European settlers.


  • Rerun of Language Healers film

    Date: November 30, 2020
    Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
    Location: Online

    From Alaska to Oklahoma and Wisconsin to Montana, we witness stories about the importance of saving Native American languages and meet some of the people who are working hard to heal these national treasures.