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.

Details about this year's list of celebrations in recognition of Native American Heritage Month will be updated soon! Join us for exciting programing, to meet new people and enjoy great food and music! Admissions are for everyone.

You can find last year's schedule of events below.

Native American Heritage Month 2016 Schedule

Monday, November 14th
Native American Heritage Lecture: Tara Houska
Location: Charles Phelps Taft Research Center
Time: 12:00 P.M.

Tuesday, November 15th
Lecture: Indians in Early America
Featuring: Dr. Margo Lambert
Location: UCBA, Muntz 309
Time: 12:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.

Tuesday, November 15th
Documentary: Two Spirit
Location: LGBTQ Center
Time: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.


Wednesday, November 16th
Film & Discussion: The Young Lakota
Featuring: Steve Black Bear
Location: TUC Cinema
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Thursday, November 17th

Film & Discussion: We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower
Location: UC Blue Ash, Walters Hall 100
Time: 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.


Thursday, November 17th 

Lecture: Hunters and Gathers as Ecosystem Engineers and the Origins of Anthropogenic Landscapes in Kentucky Prehistory
Featuring: George M. Crothers, Ph.D., Director, William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
Location: Charles Phelps Taft Research Center
Time: 4:00 P.M.

Tara Houska at the Native American Heritage Month Lecture
Lecture at the Native American Heritage Month 2016
Students and Faculty at the Native American Heritage Month