Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2016

November 14 to 19, 2016


 “The Intersections of Our Story: Redefining the Native American Experience

Native American culture is diverse and spans across the intersections of race, sexual orientation, religion, and other forms of identity. Please join the James Farmer Multicultural Center as we explore various stories, experiences, and perspectives to help define what makes Native American culture so rich and unique.

Native American Cultural Celebration Kick-Off – Native American Dinner

Monday, November 14 | 5 p.m. | Dining Services, University Center, 4th floor

Cost: 1 meal swipe; Cash/Credit/EagleOne $11.50 + tax

In honor of the annual Native American Cultural Celebration, Dining Services will feature a fabulous and festive Native American cuisine.  Come and enjoy delicious Native American foods and Native American trivia.

Open Lecture – Native American History

Monday, November 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Monroe Hall, Room 346

Dr. Jason Sellers will give an overview of Native American experiences in North America, with a focus on the pre-contact era to the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890; also addresses 20th-century and contemporary Native American experiences and issues.

JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: “Two Spirits”

Tuesday, November 15 | 6 p.m. | Room 412, Lee Hall

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

One Culture: Many Faces – Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Location: Colonnade Room, University Center

Native American culture is one rich with multiple walks of life. Join this panel discussion to explore the fluid and diverse experiences within Native American culture during this interactive program.

Native American Cultural Keynote Speaker: Daniel Tramper, Cherokee Hoop Dancer

Thursday, November 17 | 7:00 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

Three-time World Hoop Dancing Champion Daniel Tramper, of the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina and the Chippewa-Cree Nation, has been in the entertainment industry business for over 30 years. He is founder of the dance troupe NATIVE MOVEMENTS and is one of the original members of the AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE THEATRE in New York. Daniel’s talents extended to Broadway as choreographer for the ever popular musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, starring Bernadette Peters & Tom Wopat. Daniel has performed on Public Television, and throughout the world, including Italy, Israel, Finland, the Middle East, Europe, Japan & Australia.  Career highlights include featured performances in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and at the World Cup Soccer Tournament in Dallas Texas.

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit our web page at

Guided Tour of National Museum of the American Indian

Saturday, November 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Washington, D.C.

Take a guided tour of the National Museum of the American Indian with the Native American Student Association. For more information or to RSVP for the tour, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit our web page at Please reserve your space by November 14, 2016. Limited spaces are available.