Numerous Events Take Place in Honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month

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Take time this month to attend a Native American Indian Heritage Month event near you to learn about the rich diversity of cultures that are woven into the fabric of our community. The schedule is organized by location:

Maricopa Community Colleges (District-wide)

  • Nov. 15, 2017 - 7th Annual Rock Your Mocs
  • Rock Your Mocs is a Native American and Indigenous Peoples movement held annually during November. As an alternative to mocs, wear a Turquoise Awareness Ribbon to show support.

GateWay Community College

  • Nov. 15, 2017 - Indigenous Enterprise, this group brings dancers, and singers representing many tribes and Nations to perform. Amphitheater/Washington Campus, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Glendale Community College

  • Nov. 6 - 30, 2017 - Native American Heritage Library Display at Student Union. Pieces contributed and set by the Native American Student Association.
  • Nov. 8, 2017 - Dr. John Montoya presents Sage: The Forgotten Herb, Its Medicinal Usage and Traditions in SU104 ABC from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Nov. 9,2017 - “AChem A’al” Indigenous Traditional Pima Basket Dancers at Student Union from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, 2017 - Ashley Susan discusses Living in Balance through Health, Education, and Pursuing your Dreams in SU104 D & E from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 15, 22, and 29, 2017 - Food Truck Wednesday
    • The Fry Bread Truck at Center Mall from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 16, 2017 - Gerard Begay demonstrates Rug Weaving in SU104 ABC from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 21, 2017 - Royce Manuel presents Transformation of Agave to the KIAHA in SU104 E from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 30, 2017 - Lyle Balenquah presents Hopi Archeology: Migration through Science & Tradition in SU104 ABC from 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Mesa Community College (MCC)

  • Nov. 1, 2017 - Opening Ceremony
  • Nov. 6, 2017 - Film Screening of Dream Keeper in LB300 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 8, 2017 - Film Screening of Reel Injun in LB300 from 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Nov. 13, 2017 - Native Spirit Week Moccasin Monday
  • Nov. 14, 2017 - Native Spirit Week Turquoise Tuesday
  • Nov. 15, 2017 - Native Spirit Week Warrior Wednesday
  • Nov. 15, 2017 - Mesa AISES Native Burger Sale at MCC Southern and Dobson campus at the Clock Tower from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 16, 2017 - Native Spirit Week Traditional Thursday
  • Nov. 17, 2017 - Native Spirit Week Food Day Friday
  • Nov. 28, 2017 - Student Panel presents Breaking Barriers and Stereotypes at MCC Southern and Dobson campus in LB300 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 30, 2017 - Guest Speaker Dr. Bluespruce, First Native American Dentist, at MCC Southern and Dobson campus in LB300 from 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 6, 2017 - MCC vs Tohono O’Odham Community College at MCC Southern and Dobson campus Theo Heap Gym. $5 tickets.
    • 5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball Special
    • 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Special
    • Halftime Appearances: Miss Native MCC 2017-2018, Pow Wow Dancers, and more. 

Phoenix College (PC)

  • Nov. 14, 2017 - Native American Dance by Kenneth Shirley at Sophomore Square at 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 14, 2017 - Documentary Film Screening of More than a Word at PC Dome Conference Room from 5-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 16, 2017 - Native American Fishbowl presents Social Justice discussion in Hacienda Room from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Scottsdale Community College (SCC)

  • Nov. 1-17, 2017 - Library Display - My Culture is not a Costume
  • Nov. 1-17, 2017 – Salt River Feed a Family Food Drive 
    • Sponsored by American Indian Program and SCC Council of Student Leaders. 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, SC123.
  • Nov. 8, 2017 - Documentary Film: More Than A Word, SL116 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Nov. 13, 2017- Guest Speaker and Social Worker Amanda Blackhorse examines Washington R*dskins name controversy in SL116 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, 2017 - Guest Speaker Robert Lyttle is a Cheyenne/Arapaho attorney who specializes in amending Tribal constitutions. He shares his stories in SBW101 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 14, and Dec. 6, 2017 - American Indian Culture Sharing in the Turquoise Room from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
    • American Indian students share parts of their culture through individual demonstrations of art, beading, and making dream catchers.
  • Nov. 30, 2017 - Dr. James Riding and Arizona House Representative Eric Descheenie present Recurring Racism, TBD.

South Mountain Community College (SMCC)

  • Nov. 1, 2017 - 4th Annual Stew and Stories Event from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 9, 2017 - Veterans celebration with South Mountain Community College Veterans and Circle of Nations Club at 9:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 10, 2017 - Veterans Day Parade at Town of Guadalupe Northbound on Avenida del Yaqui at 10 a.m.
  • Nov. 13 - The Southwest: 4,000 Years of Agricultural History at SMCC Library 
    • Two sessions at 1-2 p.m. or 7-8 p.m.

Associated Events

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Artists of Promise

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Reception 5:30 | Performances 6:30

Maricopa Community Colleges are dedicated to leading the development of education programs and services in the fine arts and each year furthers this commitment by sponsoring performances that feature the emerging talents of student and community artists.

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