Native American Heritage Month Events 2023
Native American Heritage Month Timeline
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: UTC Lupton Hall 1st floor
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs
Visit the Multicultural Center in Lupton Hall 119, to learn through our visual timeline about Native American Heritage Month from November 1- 30, 2023.
Honoring Native Veterans: Meet the designer of the National Native American Veterans Memorial
When: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual, click link to view livestream (Free event)
Sponsor: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Memorial designer and veteran, Harvey Pratt, and curator Rebecca Trautmann discuss the design process and creation of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Recognize and honor the military service of Native Americans on Veterans Day 2023. Events include family activities; a presentation about the National Native American Veterans Memorial by the memorial designer, Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), and curator Rebecca Trautmann; special hospitality for veterans; and a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial, preceded by the presentation of colors by the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society.
Native Cinema Showcase 2023
When: November 17 - 24, 2023
Where: Virtual, click here to explore
Sponsor: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian * All films are offered free of charge
The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. This year’s theme highlights films of Indigenous perseverance that inspire, uplift, and triumph against adversity—stories that prevail against the judicial system, generational trauma, and cultural appropriation through love and complex relationships, self-worth, and humor. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.
All films available on demand:
Aitamaako'tamisskapi Natosi: Before the Sun
The Legend of Molly Johnson
We Are Still Here
Connections Shorts Program
Future-Focused Shorts Program
Inside Out Shorts Program
Pacifika Shorts Program
This program is funded in part by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.