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November will be full of free, public events at UNC that celebrate American Indian Heritage Month.

On November 2, Rep Your Tribe Day kicks off a schedule that includes

  • book signings and readings,
  • performances by Unheard Voices,
  • the annual Michael D. Green Lecture with Professor K. Tsianina Lomawaima from the University of Arizona
  • a concert by Dark Water Rising
  • a seminar on American Indian and Indigenous Studies with UNC Professor Miguel La Serna
  • films, including Crooked Arrows and Two Spirits.

UNC events are free and on campus unless otherwise noted.

National American Indian Heritage Month was first proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. The month recognizes contemporary American Indian tribes and individuals as active participants in American society and honors their histories, cultures and achievements. This month also marks a time to note the existence of American Indian tribes and reflect on their significance in American history and contributions to American culture.

Learn more at Carolina’s American Indian Center.

Published November 1, 2012.