Native American Heritage Month 2019

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Chandler-Gilbert Community College

American Indian Heritage Day with Dr. PrettyPaint
Tuesday, November 5
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Student Lunch Hosting Dr. Pretty Paint

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Understanding the Needs of American Indian Students and Communities (Dr. PrettyPaint)

Dr. Iris PrettyPaint (Blackfeet Nation) is an internationally recognized expert in Native cultural resiliency and indigenous evaluation methods. She has more than 35 years of experience as a researcher, evaluator, and educator. Dr. PrettyPaint incorporates evidence-, practice-, and culture-based interventions in her team's training and technical assistance work and monitors data-driven progress toward achieving results. Iris earned her doctorate in administration and evaluation and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, and her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas.

 


 

GateWay Community College

Wednesday, November 13
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Amphitheater

Indigenous Enterprise educates the public about real life Native Americans, sharing proud tradition and culture through powwowdancing. Dancers and singers ranging from various parts of the United States, representing many tribes and Nations, come together to perform. Free and open to the public.

 


 

Mesa Community College

Wednesday, November 13
International Festival 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Southern and Dobson Campus, Clock Tower

Wednesday, November 20 
American Indian Recognition Basketball Game
5:30 p.m. - Women’s Basketball Game 
7:30 p.m. - Men’s Basketball Game

Southern and Dobson Campus, Theo Heap Gym 

 


 

Paradise Valley Community College

Wednesday, November 6
Biculturalism and Pima-Maricopa Indians
9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. | SE Corner of Library

Wednesday, November 6
KSC Courtyard
Indigenous Enterprise educates the public about real life Native Americans, sharing proud tradition and culture through powwowdancing. Dancers and singers ranging from various parts of the United States, representing many tribes and Nations, come together to perform. Free and open to the public.

 


 

Phoenix College

Tuesday, November 5
Missing Indigenous Awareness Day and Panel
1 to 2 p.m. | Hacienda Room

The U.S Department of Justice found that American Native women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average. There is also an epidemic of missing women from reservations and other Native communities. Please join us for a panel of experts on the issue and learn about what you can do to help advocate for the cause.

 


 

Scottsdale Community College

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact AIP at 480-423-653. All events are located in the Indigenous Cultural Center unless otherwise indicated

Thursday, October 31
“My Culture is Not a Costume” Poster Ad Campaign

Scottsdale Community College Facebook Page

The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) at Scottsdale Community College is raising awareness of culturally insensitive Halloween costumes by participating in the national “My Culture is Not a Costume” poster ad campaign. Members of SEAIC and various Native faculty and staff are featured in the photos. The club’s purpose is to enhance cultural awareness while promoting, planning, and integrating school and community activities that stimulate the growth of American Indian students. To find out more about SEAIC and the campaign, go to SCC’s Facebook page!

November 1-22

SCC’s American Indian Program and SCC’s Council of Student Leaders sponsor the Salt River “Feed a Family” Food Drive-Donated items will benefit families from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community through the Social Behavior offices.  Please bring donations to Culinary Arts, Fitness Center, Library and AIP, ICC203

November 1 - 30
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Display
Library

The missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic is an issue currently affecting Indigenous people in Canada and the United States, including the First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American communities. As a group that has been "socially, economically, and politically marginalized," Indigenous women have been frequent targets for hatred and violence. Underlying factors such as poverty and homelessness contribute to their victimization, as do historical factors such as racism, sexism, and the legacy of colonialism. Indigenous women are between 3 and 3.5 times more likely to be victims of violent crime than other women, and the violence they face is often more severe.

Friday, November 12
Ms,/Mr. Indian SCC Pageant

6 p.m. | Performing Arts Center

Students vie for the title of Miss/Mister Indian SCC. To include Traditional Dress and Talent, Impromptu Questions and Platform Presentations.

Wednesday, November 13
7th Annual Rock Your Mocs

Rock Your Mocs is a worldwide Native American and Indigenous Peoples movement held annually during November, which is also National Native American Heritage Month in the USA. You may wear a Turquoise Awareness Ribbon instead to show support.

Wednesday, November 13
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Information

TWC West Lawn

Students will bring awareness to this important issue and share the importance of addressing the issue and steps to take to help.

Monday, November 18
ISA Fry Bread Sale
12 p.m. | East Patio

Come down and support the Indigenous Student Association (ISA). Our Fry Bread is always Fresh and Hot!

Monday, November 18
Indigenous Enterprise, Native American Dance

12 p.m. | East Patio

At Indigenous Enterprise, LLC we believe in what we call the three P’s. First, Preservation, which we pursue through teaching. Next, Performance of traditional dance and song. Finally, Progression, we understand that culture changes with its people and that we as the Native young bloods of America, we are the pioneers of this cultural movement.

Wednesday, November 20
American Indian and International Culture Sharing

3:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Indigenous Cultural Center

SCC American Indian and International students will share with you parts of their culture through individual demonstrations of art, beading, making dream catchers, storytelling, etc.

Thursday, November 21
Native American and International Cultural Retro Muse

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | LC Courtyard

The Retro Muse is a favorite place for SCC’s artists to share their writing, music, art, acting, singing, and dancing.  The open mic format is relaxed and informal, so come participate, relax, and enjoy!

 


 

South Mountain Community College

Monday, November 4
Flag Raising Ceremony

10 a.m. | SMCC Main Entrance (Near Student Enrollment Services Building)

SMCC’s Flag Raising ceremony honors Veteran’s day and Native American Heritage month. This event is co-sponsored by American Indian Student Center, Student Life, and Veteran Center

Wednesday, November 6
6th annual Stew and Stories

6 p.m. | Performing Arts Center Amphitheatre

This year for the 6th annual Stew and Stories, Violet Duncan, Barnaby Lewis (Gila River), and Iris Pretty Paint (Blackfeet) will be telling their traditional stories. Admission is free.This event is co-sponsored by SMCC American Indian Student Center, SMCC Storytelling Institute, Office of American Indian Outreach Program, and MCCCD Office of Student Affairs

Wednesday, November 20
Laurita Moore, SMCC CIS Faculty, will be presenting on her Nepohualtzintzin project

6:30 p.m. | SMCC Community Library, Room 162/163

Nepohualtzintzin is an ancient method of understanding mathematics, developed by the Pre Columbian-Aztec and Mayan Nations.  Today, those millennia mathematical methods are being reused by some elementary, high schools, colleges, and universities in Mexico to advance and facilitate the comprehension of simple and complex concepts through graphics, logic, and more.

Thursday, November 21
Celebrating the Past, and Igniting the Future

11 a.m. | SMCC Student Union Amphitheatre

Celebrating the Past, and Igniting the Future will showcase artwork from local American Indian artist, a food tasting and a look into how corn is prepared by the Hopi, Navajo, Pascua Yaqui, and Tewa tribe. SMCC Circle of Nations will also be selling frybread and Indian tacos. Admission is free. This event is co-sponsored by SMCC American Indian Student Center, Office of American Indian Outreach Program, Phoenix Indian Center, and Student Life.

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