November brings more than just an icy wind to campus. Northern Arizona University is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with various activities planned to commemorate the traditions and culture of indigenous people.
Several events, which highlight accomplishments, contributions, and talents, are open to the public, including:
Native American Visit Day
8 a.m.–3:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 4
High Country Conference Center
Native American high school students and parents visit the NAU campus to learn how NAU honors cultures through academic and personal development.
6th Annual Indigenous Music Bash
4–9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
Du Bois Ballroom (Bldg. 64)
Join in on the fun as Connecting Higher Education Indigenously (CHEI) hosts different Indigenous dancers, singers and talents.
Monday Night Film Screenings
7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 14, 21
Cline Library Assembly Hall (Bldg. 28)
Kicking off the Monday night film series is “Warrior Return” and “Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete” on Nov. 7, followed by “The Seventh Fire” on Nov. 14, and “The Sixth World” and “Metal Road” on Nov. 21.
Celebrating Foods of Native Americans
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
Hot Spot, University Union (Bldg. 30)
Enjoy traditional Native American food for lunch at the University Union. Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased at Native American Cultural Center or the Native American Student Services front desk.
NAU Men’s Basketball Game
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
Tuba City, AZ – Warrior Pavilion
Cheer on the Jacks as they take on Benedictine Mesa at the Warrior Pavilion. Tickets are $5, with a unique halftime performance and giveaways at the door.
Miss Indian NAU Organization Pageant 2017
6–9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Ashurst Hall (Bldg. 11)
Celebrate the heritage of Native American women who are vying for the opportunity to represent NAU students as an ambassador in the Miss Indian NAU Pageant.
A full calendar of the month’s events can be found online.