Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2018

 Indigenous Peoples: An Ongoing Tradition

For the past few centuries, indigenous people and their traditions have been inaccurately depicted due to numerous stereotypes permeating throughout history. In recent years, they have fought to showcase the diversity of indigenous cultures from the Americas. As their traditions continue to extend to new generations, they are enhancing the definition of what it means to be an indigenous person. Join the Native American Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center for educational presentations and entertaining cultural performances.

JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: More Than a Word

Monday, November 12 | 6:00 pm | Colonnade Room 315, University Center

More Than a Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term Redskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than a Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.

Native American Cultural Dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 5 pm | Dining at the Top of the UC, University Center

Co-sponsored by Campus Dining

Cost: 1 meal swipe, Cash /Credit /EagleOne $12.25 + tax

Native American cuisine is comprised of several regional cuisines throughout the United States, including Eastern woodlands, Northeast, and the Southwest.  Join the Native American Student Association and Campus Dining for the 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 and receive additional information about upcoming events.

Connecting the Past, Present, and Future of What it means to be An Indigenous Person

Wednesday, November 14 | 5:30 pm | Chandler Ballroom A&B, University Center

From the first impact of European contact to present day, the histories of indigenous people has been forever changed. The results of colonization, biases, creation of nations, tribal histories, and stereotypes, will be explored as topics of discussion. Learn how indigenous people navigate common misconceptions from the past, and how they are changing the image of “indigenous” while creating a better future.

Native American Cultural Celebration Keynote Performer: Uptown Boyz

Thursday, November 15 | 7 pm | Chandler Ballroom C, University Center

Group of Native American men, the Uptown Boyz

The intertribal powwow drum group, Uptown Boyz, based in Washington, D.C., was founded this year in response to the local native community’s calls for representation through music. An indigenous group, they say they are humbly learning and teaching as they go.



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