Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

Native American Heritage Month

Each November, the Student Life Multicultural Center sponsors programming for Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) which celebrates and educates students, staff, faculty and allies about the diversity within over 574 tribal nations that were here before, during and after contact.

There will be a variety of events including Alternative Thanksgiving, an alternative celebration to the Thanksgiving holiday, a highlighted event sponsored collaboratively between the Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) and Native American and Indigenous Student Initiatives (NAISI).

For any questions about a particular event or NAHM programming in general, please contact Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

Native American Heritage Month 2021 Calendar of Events

 

We're Still Here: Getting to Know Present-Day Native American and Indigenous People
Date: Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Register: https://go.osu.edu/werestillhere 
Description: This presentation is an introduction to Native American and Indigenous Peoples cultures, histories and contemporary issues.

 

Histories and Holidays: Learning Fact from Fiction about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving
Date: Monday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m.
Register: https://go.osu.edu/historyandholidays 
Description: This presentation provides historical context to the practices of celebrating Columbus Day and the Thanksgiving holiday as well as explore why these celebrations are harmful and disruptive to Native American and Indigenous Peoples culture and histories.  

 

Understanding Settler Colonialism and its Impact on Native American and Indigenous Communities
Date: Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Register at: https://go.osu.edu/settlercolonialism   
Description: This workshop explores the process of settler colonialism and the destructive impact that it has upon Native American and Indigenous relationships to the land.

 

Harmful Representations: The Use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as Sports Mascots
Date: Monday, November 29 at 6 p.m.
Register at: https://go.osu.edu/harmfulrepresentations 
Description: This workshop explores the use of Native American and Indigenous Peoples as sports mascots and the racist and psychological damage that the use of these caricatures and images create among Native American and Indigenous communities.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Native American Heritage Month 2021 Calendar of Events, please fill out this form. Once events have been confirmed and approved, they will be added to this webpage. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, September 30.