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A&GS Celebrates: American Indian Heritage Month

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During the month of November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The efforts to have even a day dedicated to recognizing the contributions of indigenous people began in the 1910s. Early efforts were led by Dr. Arthur Caswell Parker (Seneca Nation), Red Fox James (Blackfeet), and Rev. Sherman Collidge (Arapahoe Tribe) (AIANTA). Finally, in 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved the resolution that made November “National American Indian Heritage Month,” a tradition that continues to this day. 

 

Native American Heritage Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the many cultures and histories of indigenous peoples. This month is particularly topical for those of us in Oklahoma, a state that is home to 39 federally recognized sovereign nations (OU Native American Studies). 

 

For more information, see the following links: 

Additionally, consider joining the A&GS DEI-led Common Read on Wednesday, Nov. 17th from 4:30–5:30, which will focus on work by native nations writers, and be on the lookout for the National American Indian Heritage Month one-pager to come later this month.

 

American Indian Heritage Month. What started at the turn of the centruy as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans Made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose -Nativeamericanheritagemonth.com

 


 

University-Wide Events

OU's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is celebrating Black History Month.  See below for a list of activites and check out their calendar for even more events!

OU's DEI Calendar

 


 

Resources

American Indian Heritage Month. Join A&GS in honoring and celebrating this month with the following links and resources! What started at the turn of the century as an effor to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S. , has resulted in a whole month being designated for  that purpose. -Nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov please review the online resources, Thank you!!
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