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 celebrate Native Heritage Month during November with a variety of events and activities to acknowledge and uplift the wide diversity and interconnectedness across Native, Indigenous and American Indian peoples. Events are coordinated by Kiah Glenn, assistant director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education (CREDE).
In Spring 2020, CREDE staff will be partnering with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement as well as the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life to offer an alternative Spring Break at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This interfaith program is partnering with Re-Member, a grassroots community organization working alongside the Lakota Oglala tribe. Volunteers on this program will stay on the reservation, work on infrastructure projects, and spend time learning from community members and guest speakers.
Collaborators with CREDE include East Neighborhood, Elon Dining, English Department, Global Neighborhood, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Oaks Neighborhood, Residence Life, and Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.
Questions regarding Native Heritage Month programming can be directed to email Kiah Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native Heritage Month Kick-Off
Nov. 4, Noon to 2 p.m.
Join us for our first event for Native Heritage Month. There will be refreshments.
NHM College Coffee
Nov. 5, 9:40 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Commons
This college coffee will feature dessert from “The Scuffletown Cookbook. Lumbee Indian Recipes of Yesteryear: A Taste of History and Dialect” by Gloria Barton Gates.
“Native North Carolina A (G)local Conversation about the Nations that Surround Us”
Nov. 5, 5:45 to 7 p.m.
A dinner and conversation with representatives of local Native communities about the ways in which they engage identity, community, and representation in and outside of contemporary Indigenous spaces. We will be hosting 10 guests from our local Native Communities and featuring food from, ” The Scuffletown Cookbook. Lumbee Indian Recipes of Yesteryear: A Taste of Lumbee History and Dialect”. This event is brought to you by Global Neighborhood, The CREDE, The English Department and Elon Dining.
DEEP: Rooted in Social Justice featuring Raven Dial-Stanley: “Missing Indigenous Women”
Nov. 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
This presentation will illustrate the precolonial teachings of indigenous people and their value of women and the relevancy of missing indigenous women; specifically, in North Carolina.
Soup and Society
Nov. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Soup and Society is an event series designed to give space for productive peer-to-peer dialogue about societal topics and issues. This month will focus on issues related to Native and Indigenous communities.
Periclean Scholars Present: “Healing the Children At Pine Ridge”
Nov. 13, 7 to 8 p.m.
The Periclean Scholars will be hosting Larry Swallow and Arlana Bettelyoun, the Investigator/ Case Manager and Executive Director of the Oglala Lakota Justice Center in South Dakota. Join them for an evening presentation on their work and healing the children at Pine Ridge reservation.
“Return” Film Screening
Nov.14, 7:30 p.m.
Global Media Room
Join Global Neighborhood, Sustainability, and the CREDE as we watch the film “RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit”.
Late Night Noms:”Native Beading Workshop”
Nov. 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
In partnership with Oaks Neighborhood, we invite you to join us for a great night of activities and a beading workshop with Vikkie Jeffries.
DEEP: Rooted in Social Justice Part 2: “Missing Indigenous Women”
Nov. 20, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
CREDE, Moseley 221
This presentation will continue the conversation around indigenous people and their value of women and the relevancy of missing indigenous women; specifically, in North Carolina.
Alternative Spring Break at Pine Ridge Reservation
In partnership with the Truitt Center, this year an interfaith focused Alternative Break program is being offered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This program is partnering with Re-Member, a grassroots community organization working alongside the Lakota Oglala tribe. Volunteers on this program will stay on the reservation, work on infrastructure projects, and spend time learning from community members and guest speakers.
Ituskre [pots]: Catawba Pottery of Past and Present Exhibit
UNC-Chapel Hill, Alumni Hall, lower level
Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Catawba pottery served as the material foundation for life in the Piedmont during the 18th century. For Catawbas, making pottery with family members created space for sharing stories and creating new memories of what it meant to be Catawba; selling pottery generated much-needed income for Catawba families striving to protect ancestral lands from colonial encroachment. For settlers, Catawba pottery offered widely available, inexpensive, and incredibly desirable cookware that produced unique flavors. Learn more about the Research Laboratories of Archaeology’s (RLA) excavation at the Federal era Catawba settlement known as New Town (c. 1790-1820). Pottery from the site demonstrates how the economic expertise, resourcefulness, and innovation of Catawba women created a new economic niche for producing and selling Catawba pots throughout the region.
American Indians in NC: Past and Present (Live Stream)
Nov. 7, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Watch LIVE! as we explore the 1,000-year-old Town Creek Indian Mound, located in Montgomery County. Who were the people who lived here and what were their lives like? Why did they leave the region and where did they go? How are they represented in our state today? With the help of special guests from North Carolina American Indian tribes and site staff, we’ll investigate those questions and learn about the first peoples of our past and today. Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/learning/educators/live
1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium: 1619 Collective Memory(ies) Symposium
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Join the Stone Center on Monday, Nov. 11 as we host invite ‘conversants’ from communities that were thrown together as a result of the slave trade and European colonialism in both Africa and the Americas. This one-day symposium, featuring Native/Indigenous Americans, African Americans, Africans, Europeans and White Americans (descendants) will offer their unique insights and reflections on the 400th year since the eventful moment in 1619 when those enslaved Africans arrived at Point Comfort near the English settlement at Jamestown, in what is now Virginia. The event will feature two keynotes (morning and afternoon) that will serve as the foundation for the conversations that will take place between invited guests. Participants include: Chief Lynette Allston, Pura Fe Crescioni, Jessica A. Krug, Freddie Parker, Alan Rice, and Neil Roberts.
24th Annual American Indian Heritage Month Celebration
Nov. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NC Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC
Everyone welcome; Free admission. https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/aihc-2019