Native American Heritage Month

Events planned in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

The University of Utah is planning several events and programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November.

Nov. 2

  • Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the American Indian/Alaska Native Community, Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Details and registration here.

Nov. 6

  • Indigenizing the University of Utah, Student Development and Inclusion
    • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Register here.
    • Virtual panel discussion with Lori McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs, administration and students sharing their efforts to Indigenize the University of Utah.
    • Moderator: Lori K. McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs
    • Panelists:
      • Bryan Hubain, (He/Him/His), associate vice president for Student Development and Inclusion, tribal liaison to the Ute Indian Tribe
      • Franci Taylor (Choctaw), director of the American Indian Resource Center
      • Martha Macomber, education coordinator, Office of Engagement
      • Kyri Ungatavinekentduncan (Ute Indian Tribe), University of Utah Alumni 2020, B.S. in Strategic Communications and a Minor in Multidisciplinary Design
      • Charles Denny (Northern Ute of the Whiteriver Band/Chippewa Cree of Rockyboy Montana), University of Utah Graduate Student in the College of Education
      • Jami Margaret Harvey (Diné), University of Utah undergraduate student and president of the Inter-Tribal Student Association

Nov. 16

  • “Land Back”: A critical conversation about reconciliation, Student Development and Inclusion
    • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Register here.
    • Virtual panel virtual panel discussion with Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Indigenous scholars and advocates engaging in a critical conversation about land back and reconciliation.
    • Moderator: Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), dean and professor of law, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Panelists:
      • Gregory Smoak, director of American West Center, University of Utah
      • Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota), director of Native Student Services, University of South Dakota
      • Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee), director for the Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University
      • Krystal Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne), director of LANDBACK Campaign, NDN Collective

Nov. 18

  • College of Law Book Review
    • The book reviewed for Native American Heritage Month will be The Round House by Louise Erdrich with professor Sarah Deer and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner
    • Learn more and register here.

Nov. 20

  • Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion, U Alumni, the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the American Indian Resource Center
    • Virtual screening of the film “Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways,” 12-1:15 p.m.
    • Panel discussion on Youtube, 3-4 p.m.
    • This event is free, and RSVP is required

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