Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2022

Reconciling the Past to Heal Our Future

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

Monday, Nov. 7 | 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.

Movie Night: Bring Her Home

Monday, November 7 | 6:30 pm | Colonnade Room 315, Cedric Rucker University Center

Bring Her Home is a documentary directed by Leya Hale (Dakota/Diné) and produced by Sergio Rapu (Rapanui). It chronicles the lives of three Indigenous women, an artist, an activist and a politician, as they work to vindicate and honor their relatives who are victims in the growing epidemic of missing Indigenous women. As they face the lasting effects of historical trauma, each woman searches for healing while navigating the oppressive systems that brought about this very crisis.

Cultures in the Classroom: Decolonizing Native American History

Wednesday, November 9 | 6 pm | Chandler Ballroom A&B, Cedric Rucker University Center

Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center and the James Monroe Museum for a presentation by educator, Wunneanatsu Lamb-Cason (Ho-Chunk/Schagthicoke). She will be discussing her work to decolonize education.

Native American Cultural Celebration Major Speaker: Chief Charles Bullock

Thursday, November 10 | 7 pm | Chandler Ballroom C, Cedric Rucker University Center

A man in front of a white wall wearing a long, black cloak with beadworkChief Charles Bullock is the chief of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe. The Patawomeck tribe of Virginia Indians is based in Stafford County, Virginia, along the Potomac River (Patawomeck is another spelling of Potomac). They are one of Virginia’s 11 recognized Native American tribes. The Patawomeck tribe achieved state recognition in February 2010, aided by anthropology research conducted by the College of William and Mary. Today, the tribe numbers approximately 2300 members. Eighty percent live within ten miles of their historic village of Patawomeck.

 

Keeping Our Traditions Alive Through Storytelling

Friday, November 11 | 2 pm | Colonnade Room 315, Cedric Rucker University Center

This event will share the lessons found in the stories/legends/oral histories passed down from Indigenous elders. It will include a brief introduction to key historic facts about some of the hardships faced by Indigenous peoples before leading into the reading of several stories and transcribed oral histories/teachings from books related to the Ojibwe tribe.

 


For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com  Visit students.umw.edu/multicultural.  

Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.