Elon to celebrate Native American Heritage Month 2021

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

Elon University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month during November with an array of events designed to highlight and uplift the vast diversity and interconnectedness of Native, Indigenous and American Indian peoples.

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”), have been issued each year since 1994.

All in the Elon community are invited to partake in these events and gain a deeper understanding of a rich culture.

Indigenous Herbs

Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.

Medallion Plaza

Join Vickie Jeffries (Mihe Heyananhes Yattse) – herbalist, artist, and tribal administrator for the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation—to discuss how to identify and use native herbs in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Registration required.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn

Nov. 8, Noon to 1:15 p.m.

CREDE-Moseley 221

Join the CREDE for lunch and learn about Segregation and Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Perspectives on Reproductive Justice

Nov. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

via Zoom

Join the CREDE and Indigenous Women Rising for a teach-in on Reproductive Justice in Indigenous Communities and how to engage with communities and this work. Registration for the Zoom event is required and can be made online.

Film Screening, “By Blood”

Nov. 17, 5:45 p.m.

Moseley 215

“By Blood” explores a largely untold history and the impact of a battle over race, identity, and the sovereign rights of Native American people.

Elon Dining Dinner

Nov. 12 and Nov. 19


Elon Dining will host special menus in Lakeside on Nov. 12 and 19 that highlight indigenous recipes.

Interested in celebrating Native American Heritage Month outside of the scheduled events on campus? The CREDE offers these resources:


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