Native American Heritage Month Activities
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Check our calendar to see all the different events!!
Friday, November 5th, 2021
Benefit concert to raise money that will go towards bail funds of water protectors.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
Have lunch with Jean M O'Brien, White Earth Ojibwe, Interim Chair of American Indian Studies in the COIN Office
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Via Zoom or Phone
Tadd Johnson serves as Senior Director of American Indian Tribal Nations Relations at the University of Minnesota. In this role he leads the TRUTH project, which is documenting the history of the University's relationships with the eleven recognized Tribal Nations that share geography with Minnesota. As a part of this history, the Project is tracking the funds the University received from land expropriation as a part of the Morrill Act of 1862.
Co-sponsored by the University's Department of American Indian Studies and Office for Public Engagement, this session is part of a multi-year series exploring decolonization and community-engaged scholarship.
Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 12:00-1:00pm, a live online event
A conversation in celebration of Native American Heritage Month with President Joan Gabel and Karen Diver
Fall Comfort Food - Polenta, Beans & Produce
Thursday, November 11th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Hearty Fall Greens, Root Vegetables, and More!
Thursday, December 2nd, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute also has two new "Cooking Up Culture!" webinars this fall featuring guest Chefs Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart (Oglala Lakota) and Saba Andualem and the Urban Roots Cook Fresh youth interns:
Cooking Up Culture with Chef Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart, Chef/Owner, Chef Brave Heart - Modern Indigenous
Wednesday, November 17th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Urban Roots Cooks Fresh with Chef Saba Andualem
Monday, November 22nd, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Open to all, Fall 2021 Webinar Series classes are $10.00/class (plus online ticket fees). All webinars are LIVE interactive cooking demonstrations. Zoom links will be provided in advance of the webinar. University of Minnesota employees and family members enrolled in UPlan are eligible for 250 Wellbeing Program points for each webinar attended
Friday, November 12th, 2021
Elder in Residence, Nelda Goodman, comes in to connect and converse with students
Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Community gathering in Northstar Ballroom to dance and visit
November 15-19th, 2021
Wear your mocs!
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
Join the Honors Multicultural Network for a meal and discussion surrounding the history of Thanksgiving and how we can begin decolonizing our palates. The event will take place on Thursday, November 18th from 5:30-7 pm in Appleby Hall room 128. Please RSVP at this link!
The Minnesota Indigenous Leadership Network would like to invite you to attend our upcoming FREE virtual conference titled Indigenizing Economic Growth: Facilitating connections and cooperation in Indian Country in Minnesota.
Hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality and funded in part by the Economic Development Administration. This two-day virtual event filled with conversations, presentations, poster sessions and opportunities to connect with others across the state. November 18 & 19, 2021 and join us by registering for the event here.
To learn more check out this link: z.umn.edu/IndigenizingEconomicGrowth
Friday, November 19th, 2021
Community gathers in the AISCC space in Coffman Memorial, room 234 at 5:30 pm for a meal that involves frybread
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
Community Potluck with a trivia game, location TBD