Office of Diversity and Inclusion - a Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Native American Heritage Month Kick-Off

To get the UCO community involved in celebrating Native American Heritage Month, the Native American Student Association and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion is hosting a special kick-off event. UCO students and community leaders will showcase their talent and empower others to learn about the uniqueness of Native American people. We will also premiere the many exciting upcoming events and programs that will occur during Native American Heritage Month. FREE LUNCH PROVIDED.

Location & Time:  Nigh University Center, Broncho Lake—11am to 12pm

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Crafting Native Culture

Few things can compare to making your very own masterpiece! During this event we will have tutorials on how to create various types of items associated with Native American culture that people of every culture have grown to love, such as dreamcatchers and Indian Frybread. Come out and join the Native American Student Association as we share our secrets and traditions with one another. Refreshments will be provided.

Location & Time: NUC 202—6pm

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fall Stomp Dance

The term "Stomp Dance" is an English term which refers to the 'shuffle and stomp' movements of the dance. This celebration gives UCO students a chance at something few people will ever get to experience. Our Stomp Dance allows everyone to experience traditions and dances that have been used in sacred ceremonies for centuries. We will have drawings for all types of prizes as well as other activities for the audience to join in! FREE DINNER PROVIDED.

Location & Time: UCO Wantland Hall Gymnasium; Dinner—6pm & Stomp Dance—7pm

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Endangered Language

Native American languages used to be the everyday way of life, especially in Oklahoma. However, as time went on, white assimilation forced Natives to give up almost every aspect of their culture, especially their native tongue. Although many of these Native languages have been destroyed, a few are still known today. At this language workshop we will be learning the basics of languages such as Muskogee Creek and Choctaw. Join us as we try to recapture a vital aspect of our past!

Location & Time: NUC 202—6pm

Friday, November 15, 2013

Rock Your Mocs

Be a part of a world-wide event that is happening on college campuses everywhere! This is an opportunity for you to wear your moccasins all day long, everywhere you go, along with other moccasin lovers. Rock your mocs and display your love of Native culture!

Location & Time: World-wide—all day long

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Misrepresentation of My Nation

The world’s views of minorities are often based on misconceptions that are rooted in stereotypes. Are some of these misconceptions actually based on fact, or is pure ignorance? Are people truly insensitive, or is it all just a big misunderstanding? Join us as we challenge these stereotypes and discover what is fact and what is fiction.

Location & Time:  NUC 320C—6:30 pm

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