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, NUC 202—11am to 12pm
1st Annual Miss Native American UCO Scholarship Pageant
Join us as we celebrate the very first Miss Native American UCO Scholarship Pageant. Contestants will represent their different tribes through displaying their traditional regalia, performing their cultural talents and on-stage questions regarding their platform. Come and see who will be crowned the next Miss Native American UCO 2014-2015!
Location & Time: Constitution Hall 7pm
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: Will Rogers Room NUC 421—7:30pm
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: Will Rogers Room NUC 421—7:00pm