Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each November, a particularly important celebration for Northern Arizona University, which is located near the Navajo and Hopi reservations and serves students from more than 110 tribal nations. Every year, NAU hosts a number of events throughout the month to celebrate and foster awareness of Indigenous cultures and contributions. Everyone in the NAU community is invited to the events, which are happening virtually.
Movie screening: “Gather,” 5:45 p.m.
The Department of Anthropology, Native American Cultural Center, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies and Cline Library are sponsoring a screening of “Gather,” followed by a facilitated conversation with NAU faculty.
“Gather” follows three Native Americans stories: Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation in Arizona, as he opens an Indigenous café; Elsie Dubray, a scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation in South Dakota who is studying bison; and the Ancestral Guard, who are environmental activists from the Yurok Nation in northern California as they try to save the Klamath River.
The screening is available online at no charge, but participants must register online. For more information about the event, visit the library’s website.
Virtual StewFest 2020, 1 p.m.
Connect to watch videos, share recipes and learn how to cook frybread! To participate via Zoom: https://nau.zoom.us Meeting ID: 814 0948 6210, password: stew
First-Gen Native Stories, 3-4:30 pm
Indigenous NAU alumni will be sharing their first-generation stories of overcoming challenges and succeeding. NAU First Gen Programs, NACC and OISS are sponsoring the event. The meeting information is forthcoming. Participate on Zoom: https://bit.ly/1STGENWeek
Learning From Our Elders Series, noon
Lorenzo Max, who is Diné and one of NAU’s elders, will share his knowledge and stories. To participate virtually: https://nau.zoom.us Meeting ID: 970 0707 3152 Password: Elders
Community Speaker featuring Rose Toehe, Diné/Ute, City of Flagstaff coordinator of Indigenous Initiatives, 5:30 p.m.
Hear about Toehe’s experience and philosophy as an Indigenous community advocate and participate in a discussion about participation and action in your community. To participate virtually: https://nau.zoom.us Meeting ID: 831 3611 8869 Password: NAHM20