Honoring Native American heritage

The University of Utah is planning several events and programs in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12 and Native American Heritage Month in November.

As event plans are finalized, you’ll find more details to participate here.

Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 12

  • Gallery Walk, Union hallway, Oct. 12-16
    • Portraits of Native and Indigenous People in the U.S. photographed by Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute), Joey Montoya (Lipan Apache) and Viki Eagle (Sicangu Lakota/Japanese)
    • Information on each of the sovereign tribal nations of Utah
  • Indigenous Representation
    • 12-1:30 p.m.
    • In mainstream media and art, Indigenous peoples are often misrepresented due to lack of historical context and research. On Indigenous Peoples Day, Student Development and Inclusion will host a virtual panel where Indigenous artists and educators will share how they are challenging these stereotypes and changing the narrative by creating new spaces to represent themselves, take action and raise awareness about contemporary Native communities and issues. RSVP here.

Oct. 15

  • Reclaiming Our Values and Visibility in Indian Country: Native Americans Addressing Intimate Partner Violence

    • 3 p.m. MST
    • Zoom
    • Moderator: Dena Ned (Chickasaw/Choctaw), College of Social Work
    • Speakers:
      • Wendy Schlater, vice chairwoman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and Program Director of La Jolla’s Avellaka Program
      • Dr. Leece Lee-Oliver (Blackfeet/Choctaw), assistant professor and director of American Indian Studies
      • Moroni Benally (Diné), coordinator for public policy and advocacy at Restoring Ancestral Winds, Inc.
    • Register here and find the Facebook event here.

Nov. 2

  • Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the American Indian/Alaska Native Community
    Details and registration here.

Nov. 6

  • Indigenizing the University of Utah
    Virtual panel
    10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Zoom (details to come)

Nov. 16

  • “Land Back”: A critical conversation about reconciliation
    Virtual panel
    10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Zoom (details to come)

Nov. 18

  • College of Law Book Review:
    The Round House with professor Sarah Deer and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Nov. 20

  • U Alumni Relations presents: A Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    • Screening of the film “Gather,” 12-1:15 p.m.
    • Panel discussion on Youtube, 3-4 p.m.