The Northeastern State University American Indian Heritage Committee has released the full schedule of events celebrating American Indian Heritage Month this November. All events are free and open to the public to attend.

The month kicked off with the Honor Walk on Nov. 1, sponsored by students in the Native American Student Association.

Other events include the Indigenous Wellness Series: QPR Training; Storytelling sponsored by the NSU American Indian Science and Engineering Society; films; scholarly presentations by lawyer Patti Ghezzi related to the Murphy Case, and Dr. Delores Bigfoot; the Adoption and Foster Care Panel discussion; and the Indigenous Arts Education Series co-sponsored by the OK Arts Council.

A complete list of events and co-sponsors can be found online at cts.nsuok.edu and on the NSU Center for Tribal Studies Facebook page.

“We are most excited about the Indigenous Arts Education Series sponsored by the OK Arts Council, as the grant funding makes it possible to provide hands-on training opportunities for our students and community members,” said Center for Tribal Studies Director and AIHC Chair Sara Barnett.

The three events include a moccasin workshop with local Cherokee Matt Anderson, a beadwork workshop with Lakota artist Eric LaDeaux, and a copper/metalwork class with Sam Watts Scott, also Cherokee. Supplies and instruction will be provided and participants will take their final product home.

Individuals are required to call in to RSVP and reserve a space for these three events.

For more information and to RSVP, contact the Center for Tribal Studies at 918-444-4350 or email tribalstudies@nsuok.edu.

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