Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2023

Despite the many hardships faced by Native Americans through forced removal from their traditional homelands to the use of residential schools, the cultural traditions of the past survive due to the continued efforts of each generation passing along their knowledge of the culture and collective histories. Join the Native American Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center, as we uplift the proud legacy of Americas’ first people and the truth of what previous generations endured through colonization.

Native American Cultural Dinner

TBD | 5 p.m. | Dining at the Top of the UC, Cedric Rucker University Center

Cost with Campus Meal Plan is one meal swipe or $13 Flex.  The cost for EagleOne or credit card purchase is $15.00

Co-sponsored by Campus Dining

Join the Native American Student Association and University Dining for a Native American Cultural Celebration Dinner at the Top of the UC. The menu will feature a vast array of Native American dishes! Before you leave, check out the celebration display for information about upcoming events.

Native American Cultural Celebration Major Speaker: Victoria Ferguson

Thursday, November 9 | 7 pm | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

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Credit: Virginia Tech

Victoria Ferguson is an enrolled member of the Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia. She is a graduate of Marshall University and has a background in researching science methodologies to support historical information. Ferguson has spent 25 years seeking first-person documentation and archaeological information to help explain and support theories on the daily living habits of the Eastern Siouan populations up through the early European colonization period. She has written and presented work at Virginia Tech, Washington and Lee University, Sweet Briar College, James Madison University, and at a number of archaeological conferences (Credit: Virginia Tech)


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