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Heritage Months

Native American Heritage Month

The Native American Heritage Month planning committee is excited to announce our 2015 DU Native American Heritage Month!

Please join us for one or all of the events to help celebrate Native American culture on the DU campus and in the community.

Campus Events

Rare Native American Archive| Edward Curtis

The collection has provided illustrations for classroom lectures and presentations, as well as fodder for discussions about cultural competency and the truth revealed, or concealed, in photographs.

Through Nov. 21 | Penrose Library


Sand Massacre Flick & Feed/Back Film Screening

Thursday, Nov. 12, 6-9pm| Sturm Hall, Room 15

November is Native Heritage Month, and DU's Center for Multicultural Excellence is partnering with the DU Native Student Alliance and Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting to screen and discuss the Sand Creek Massacre documentary.

Dinner will be provided on 1st come, 1st served basis from 5.30pm, with film starting promptly at 6pm, and discussion to follow.

We will be joined at this FREE event by the film’s director and producer, and the Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs as part of the audience discussion. 

Skateboarding in Pine Ridge Film Screening

Friday, November 13 7-8:30pm| Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall 281

Over the summer of 2015, Levi's Skateboarding worked with the Stronghold Society and Grindline to build two skate parks on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The documentary chronicles the build process and emerging Lakota skateboarding culture.

A short Q&A with Stronghold Society founder Walt Pourier and the film's participants will follow.

Please RSVP at Special event parking will be available in Lot T (2001 E Asbury Ave) for $5 per vehicle.

The film will start at 7:30 and will be followed by a Q&A with film participants. Come at 7 for food and beverages from Tocabe.

COMMUNITY (select events)

Super Indian|Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980

through January 2016| Denver Art Museum

A groundbreaking exhibition of more than 40 rarely seen, monumental paintings and lithographs by the renowned Twentieth-century artist. His art reveals the raw reality of being an American Indian. 



Printable/postable Bulletin Boards in a Bag

DU-Sand Creek history and healing efforts

Remember Sand Creek state capital memorial effort, and related resources

2015 Spiritual Healing Run schedule

Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs