Calendar of Events

Native American Heritage Month Opening Celebration

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Union Plaza

The Chahta Immi Ihinoshi Dancers

11:15 AM- 12:00 PM

Come and witness an exciting demonstration of social dancing by members of the only federally recognized tribe in Mississippi, The Choctaw Indians. There will be a time for questions after the half-hour show.

Stickball Demonstration

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Join us for a cultural overview of how this rugged game has been rooted in tradition for thousands of years. Then, grab toli stick and join members of the Mississippi Choctaw Indian tribe in the Union Plaza as they demonstrate the basics of how to play Stickball.

Native American Student Organization Interest Meeting

Monday, November 1, 2016

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Union 404

A student led initiative to determine interest in developing a Native American student organization. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Kayla Johnson at

Smoke Signals Viewing and Discussion

Monday, November 7, 2016

5:00 PM

Union 405

Come watch the award-winning, all-Native American 1998 film production. Dr. Jeffrey Washburn will lead a discussion after the film. The screenplay is by Sherman Alexie, based on his short story “This is What it Means to Stay Phoenix, Arizona” from his book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series: Let’s Start the Conversation!

American Indians Appropriation in Film, Media and Literature

Thursday, November 17, 2016

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Union 405

Join a panel of students and faculty studying Native America for a discussion of American Indian representations in film, media, and literature. Refreshments will be provide.

Native American Heritage Month: Library Display

November 1-30, 2016

J.D. Williams Library

Visit the J.D. Williams library to view a display of American Indian material and cultural items from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology collections.

Native American Heritage Month Sponsors

Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement

Native American & Indigenous Studies Faculty Working Group

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Common Reading Program

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Native American Heritage Month 2016

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at 662-915-1689 or