Native American Initiatives
Native American Heritage Month
On August 3, 1990, Former President of the United States, George H. W. Bush declared the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month, thereafter commonly referred to as Native American Heritage Month to acknowledge the important contributions made by Native Americans to the United States.
During this commemorative month, the University of Cincinnati aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life.
Winter Donation Drive
For Native American Heritage Month, the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services (EPS) collects new and/or gently used winter appropriate clothing items (coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, beanies, gloves, mittens, pants, socks, scarves, boots, etc.) and non-perishable food items (canned food, dried food, etc.) to distribute to the Native American community residing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.