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Do the Snake Dance. learn some Cherokee words, hear Native folk music and much more as UNC celebrates American Indian Heritage Month in November.

UNC will be in the spirit. Films, talks and shows at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center also will be among activities in which members of the campus and area communities are invited to participate, said Clara Sue Kidwell, Ph.D., director of UNC’s American Indian Center. They include events at nearby Duke University and the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh that the center is helping to sponsor.

“American Indian Heritage Month was first proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush in 1990,” Kidwell said. “It recognizes contemporary American Indian tribes and individuals as active participants in American society and honors their histories, cultures and achievements.”
Events will be free and on campus unless otherwise noted. See the schedule of events on the American Indian Center’s website.