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Campus events to recognize National American Indian Heritage Month

A range of events during the month of November is organized by the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education and its partners. 

Elon University will be celebrating National American Indian Heritage during November with a variety of events and activities organized by the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education (CREDE) along with its partners. 

Native American Basket Weaving

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., the CREDE (Moseley Center 221)

Native American basket weaving is one of the oldest forms of crafts in history that dates back to at least 8,000 years. It is a long-held tradition for all Native American tribes who use different patterns, techniques and materials of the environmental elements to create the art pieces. The act of weaving itself can be very soothing and empowering for the weavers.

To share this tradition and its rich history with the Elon community, Vickie Jeffries, the tribal administrator of the Occaneechi Tribe, will demonstrate and lead an interactive basket weaving session. Through this opportunity, students will get to acquire knowledge about the local Native American tribe and also get to pay tribute to the National American Indian History Month. Snacks will be provided.

Contact Aye Aye Han at ahan2@elon.edu to RSVP and for questions.


Bad Sugar Documentary Screening

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m., Global Media Room 103

Some of the worst cases of diabetes in the world are found in the Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians of southern Arizona. This chapter of the documentary series reveals that this seemingly rare case is not in fact what it seems on the surface.

Join us for a viewing of the documentary followed by a discussion on health disparities and the role of social justice. This event is co-sponsored by DEEP, the CREDE’s signature program for social justice, and the Department of Public Health Studies and other partners include the Poverty and Social Justice Minor and the Black Student Union.

Food & drink will be served.

Contact Caroline Redd at credd@elon.edu for questions.


Liberal Arts Forum Speaker: Winona LaDuke

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m, Whitley Auditorium

Winona LaDuke is an internationally prominent activist who is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.

As program director for Honor the Earth, she works tirelessly on behalf of indigenous communities on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, food systems and environmental justice. For more than 40 years, she has maintained an insistent presence and upheld the importance of Native people and their cultures.

Her visit to Elon will provide students an important introduction to the realities of Native political and cultural sovereignty as real, legitimate forces in our democracy.

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Forum.

Owen Covington,
10/31/2017 3:40 PM