Native American Heritage Month

The University of Utah is planning several events and programs in honor of Native American Heritage Month in November.

Nov. 2

  • Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the American Indian/Alaska Native Community, Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    • Details and registration here.

Nov. 6

  • Indigenizing the University of Utah, Student Development and Inclusion
    • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • Register here.
    • Virtual panel discussion with Lori McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs, administration and students sharing their efforts to Indigenize the University of Utah.
    • Moderator: Lori K. McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs
    • Panelists:
      • Bryan Hubain, (He/Him/His), associate vice president for Student Development and Inclusion, tribal liaison to the Ute Indian Tribe
      • Franci Taylor (Choctaw), director of the American Indian Resource Center
      • Martha Macomber, education coordinator, Office of Engagement
      • Kyri Ungatavinekentduncan (Ute Indian Tribe), University of Utah Alumni 2020, B.S. in Strategic Communications and a Minor in Multidisciplinary Design
      • Charles Denny (Northern Ute of the Whiteriver Band/Chippewa Cree of Rockyboy Montana), University of Utah Graduate Student in the College of Education
      • Jami Margaret Harvey (Diné), University of Utah undergraduate student and president of the Inter-Tribal Student Association

Nov. 16

  • “Land Back”: A critical conversation about reconciliation, Student Development and Inclusion
    • 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    • Register here.
    • Virtual panel virtual panel discussion with Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Indigenous scholars and advocates engaging in a critical conversation about land back and reconciliation.
    • Moderator: Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), dean and professor of law, S.J. Quinney College of Law
    • Panelists:
      • Gregory Smoak, director of American West Center, University of Utah
      • Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota), director of Native Student Services, University of South Dakota
      • Bryan Brayboy (Lumbee), director for the Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University
      • Krystal Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne), director of LANDBACK Campaign, NDN Collective

Nov. 18

  • College of Law Book Review
    • The book reviewed for Native American Heritage Month will be The Round House by Louise Erdrich with professor Sarah Deer and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner
    • Learn more and register here.

Nov. 20

  • Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion, U Alumni, the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the American Indian Resource Center
    • Virtual screening of the film “Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways,” 12-1:15 p.m.
    • Panel discussion on Youtube, 3-4 p.m.
    • This event is free, and RSVP is required

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