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UWEC CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

UWEC CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
OMA or American Indian Studies, but I didn't see it on the Photo calendar. So sorry for the late notice, but I'm hoping we can please have someone at the Indigenous People's Day

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Inter-Tribal Student Council and the American Indian studies program are partnering to sponsor and curate UW-Eau Claire’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month in November.

Gary Garvin, a student intern in the Office of Multicultural Affairs who has played a key role in developing this year’s events, says the month will help people of the campus and greater Eau Claire communities learn about, better understand and appreciate Native American cultures and histories. 

“It’s a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures and histories, to acknowledge the contributions of native people, and it serves as an opportune time to educate the public about tribes and the different challenges we face, historically and today,” Garvin says.

Heather Ann Moody speaking at Indigenous Peoples Day
Heather Ann Moody, assistant professor of American Indian studies, spoke at UW-Eau Claire’s 2019 Indigenous Peoples Day event, which reintroduced the university seal for use with a formal land recognition statement acknowledging native lands.

Throughout the month, events, activities, speakers and interactions will emphasize the vibrancy and energy of contemporary native lives, with a special focus on the arts and artists.

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