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

Native American Heritage Month 2015

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 - Native American Heritage Month Kick-off

Join us as we celebrate Native America. Creative Writer and Documentary Filmmaker, Cinnamon Spear, will be speaking about issues in contemporary Indian Country.

Location & Time: Mary Fallin Room, NUC 304 - 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4th - “Jimtown Ruined My Life” – Cinnamon Spear: Reading and Discussion

Join us after the kickoff as Cinnamon Spear will be reading her short story and discussing how Creative Arts can help turn trauma into beauty.

Location & Time: Mary Fallin Room, NUC 304 - 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 5th - Sherman Chaddlesone Arts and Letters Lecture Series: Joy Harjo

Hosted by UCO’s Department of English and the American Indian Studies Program, join us as we celebrate Indigenous Poet and Memoirist, Joy Harjo, as she holds a book signing. Free iPad mini, tshirts, and more given away by New Plains Review.

Location & Time: Pegasus Theatre - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 10th - Frybread Social

Come mingle with Native American Student Association members over traditional frybread at the International House.

Location & Time: International House - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11th - Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Native Racism & the Electronic Age

Bring your lunch and come discuss the impact electronics and the World Wide Web have on bullying and racism against Native Americans. Space is limited. RSVP to Andy Reza at to secure your spot and get the article to be discussed!

Location & Time: NUC 112 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 14th - 2nd Annual Miss Native American UCO Scholarship Pageant

Join us as we celebrate the 2nd annual Miss Native American UCO Scholarship Pageant. Contestants will represent their different tribes through displaying their traditional regalia, performing cultural talents and on-state questions regarding their platform. Come and see who will be crowned the next Miss Native American UCO 2015-2016!

Location & time: Constitution Hall - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17th - Chickasaw Craft Day, Beaded Ornaments

Members of the Chickasaw community invite you to come make your own beaded Christmas ornament. All materials will be provided.

Location & Time: Cherokee Room - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19th - Chickasaw Storytelling

Come listen to Chickasaw storytellers as they bring heritage to life through language. Traditional food provided.

Location & Time: Cherokee Room - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23rd - Native Movie Night

Join us as we end our heritage month with a light-hearted cultural movie. Movie snacks and beverages provided.

Location & Time: Will Rogers Room - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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