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.

This year's list of celebrations in recognition of Native American Heritage Month includes lectures, discussions, and film showings. Please join us for exciting programming, to meet new people and enjoy great food and music! Admission is free and open to everyone.


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2018 Native American Heritage Month

The Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services present Native American Heritage Month 2018 in collaboration with Anthropos, BEARchats, Darwin T. Turner Scholars, the Department of Anthropology, and the Taft Research Center. Events will be held throughout the month of November from November 1 through November 30:

  • Winter Clothes Drive | Drop off all month long (Steger 555)
  • Kick-Off Event | November 1 at 12:30 P.M. (Steger 555)
  • "Descendant Communities and Museum Collections" with Dr. Bob Pickering | November 8 at 3:00 P.M. (Taft Research Center)
  • Multicultural Harvest | November 16 at 6:00 P.M. (African American Cultural & Resource Center Lounge) 
  • "Breaking New Ground: A Collaborative Approach to Repatriation and Social Justice" with Dr. Holly Cusack-McVeigh | November 29 at 4:00 P.M. (Taft Research Center) 
  • Movie Screenings (Braunstein Hall 201)
    • Powwow Highway | November 7 at 5:00 P.M. 
    • Smoke Signals | November 19 at 5:00 P.M. 
    • Incident at Oglala | November 27 at 5:00 P.M. 

For more information, contact the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services via email or at 513-556-6008.