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Heritage Months

Native American Heritage Month

The Native American Heritage Month planning committee is excited to announce our 2016 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

list of native heritage month events

Native American Artistic Irony

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 7pm|Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join an evening devoted to the oral narrative themes set forth in the 2016 One Book, The Truth About Stories. Dr. Gerald Vizenor will be leading this lecture.

13th annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

Wednesday - Monday, Oct. 5-10

Please visit the Facebook page to learn more about the unique events that are happening on each day!

Tsitsistas: Our Cheyenne Family

Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:30-7:30pm|Museum of Anthropology, Sturm Hall

Gallery talk with artist George Curtis Levi. Levi's ledger drawing, beadwork, and parfleche tell stories of where the Cheyenne come from, where they are today, and where they are going in the future

Sume: The Sound of a Revolution

Friday, Oct. 7, 6-9pm| Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

From 1973 to 1976, the Greenlandic rock band Sume released three albums and changed the history of Greenland. The group's political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language - a language that prior to Sume did not have words for "revolution" or "oppression."


Indigenous People's Day

Monday, Oct. 10, 9am-5pm| Driscoll North Green

Come celebrate with Native Student Alliance at our Tipi on campus and learn about Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Keepers of the Game

Wednesday, November 2 , 6 pm| Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall

Native Student Alliance & DU Athletics have partnered to screen Keepers of the Game. A film about a Native woman's LaCrosse team & their resiliency.

Native Student Alliance @ DU Basketball Game

Saturday, November 12

18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands.


Printable/postable Bulletin Boards in a Bag

DU-Sand Creek history and healing efforts

Remember Sand Creek state capital memorial effort, and related resources

Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs