Native American Heritage Month Hosted by the WLU Native American Cohort

Join the WLU Native American Cohort and the rest of our community in celebrating the first Native American heritage month on campus! The Office of the Provost, the Office of Inclusion & Engagement, the English Department, and Student Affairs are hosting five events this November to celebrate American Indian heritage. All are free and open to the public!





Tuesday, November 5 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Wilson Hall, Luncheon + lecture featuring Vicki Ferguson, creator and Manager of the Monacan Indian Living History Exhibit at Natural Bridge, VA Lykes (luncheon) + Staniar Gallery (lecture)
Thursday, November 7 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Screening/discussion of documentary “Twice Disappeared” (on missing and murdered indigenous women) by W&L alum Jess Hopper '08 (refreshments provided) Northen Auditorium
Monday, November 11 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Screening of Warrior Women documentary (popcorn provided) Stackhouse Theater
Wednesday, November 13 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thomas H. Broadus Professor of English endowed chair lecture by Deborah Miranda. "Coyote Learns a New Trick": Mohawk writer Beth Brant and Two-Spirit Literatures. (reception and booksigning to follow) Northen Auditorium
Monday, November 18 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Traditional foods tasting + Native poetry reading  Northen Auditorium

If you are interested in learning more about Native American events on campus, please contact:

Kelly FujiwaraSpecial Events Coordinator
Jessica Wager, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Susan WagerAssistant Director of the Lenfest Center
Fran ElrodAssociate Director of the Shepherd Program
Professor Deborah MirandaThomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English
Professor Harvey MarkowitzProfessor of Anthropology
Professor Joseph Guse, Winfrey Term Professor of Economics
Dr. Lynn RainvilleDirector of Institutional History, Professor of Anthropology

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