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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Metcalf
561-297-3022, lmetcalf@fau.edu


FAU Celebrates Native American Indian Heritage Month

           

BOCA RATON, FL (November 4, 2010) - Florida Atlantic University will host its celebration of Native American Indian Heritage Month with a series of events taking place at FAU’s Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter campuses. 

            Native American Indian Heritage Month is sponsored by FAU’s Division of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the South Florida Storytelling Project, Student Government BSUMP and Dr. Enid Conley, an FAU alumna.

            The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road :


Misrepresentation of the Native Cultures by Academia

Tuesday, November 9, from noon to 1 p.m.

Majestic Palm Room, Student Union

Contact: Bethany Wiggins at 210-334-9812


Come and discover how American Indians went from warriors to Pocahontas, presented by Dr. Quentin Youngberg, assistant professor of English in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters.


Film screening of “Navajo Code Talkers”

Wednesday, November 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Senate Chambers, Student Union

Contact: Shari Saylor at 561-297-0214


In this eye-opening documentary, renowned historians and several Navajo veterans relate how a mere handful of WWII Marines devised the only unbreakable code in modern military history.


Healing Workshop

Tuesday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Housing Lawn

Contact: Shamal Williams at 954-692-4137


Come and experience the true essence of healing while learning about the variety of teas in Native American culture.


Sovereign Nations within Our Borders: Government-to-Government Relationship between Indian Tribal Governments and the U.S. Government

Wednesday, November 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Senate Chambers, Student Union

Contact: Marta Cruz-Janzen at 561-297-3671


Join the discussion with Donald Orlovsky, J.D., native persons’ law attorney, as he shares his views on the relationship between the U.S. Government and Indian tribes.


Native American Museum Exhibit: “Trail of Tears, the Journey of Survival and Success”

Thursday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Union Lobby

Contact: Multicultural Affairs at 561-297-3959


This exhibit maps the rich cultural journey of America’s first people. The traveling exhibit brings to life several important events and historical accounts that contextualize the Native American experience.


Seminole Broadcasting Presents: 50th Anniversary Video Presentation

Tuesday, November 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Senate Chambers, Student Union

Contact: Shari Saylor at 561-297-0214


Come and listen to the history of the Seminole Tribe of Florida commemorating the 50 th anniversary of the signing of their constitution and corporate charter.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:


Taboo: Native American Blood Quantum

Monday, November 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

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Contact: Bethany Wiggins at 210-334-9812 or Shekeera Maragh at 561-502-0721


Come and learn about how the American Government determines who is a true Native American.


The following events will take place at FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter, 5353 Parkside Drive :


Native American Awareness Program

Thursday, November 18, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

SR Atrium

Contact: Farley Leiriao at 561-799-8010


Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by spinning the knowledge wheel, learning new information and winning prizes.


Heritage Movie Event

Tuesday, November 23, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

D.H. Building Dining Hall

Contact: Farley Leiriao at 561-799-8010


A movie representing Native American life will be shown and a meal will be served to celebrate Native American heritage and authentic dishes that are centuries old.


Miami Circle Archeological Site Trip

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Contact: Farley Leiriao at 561-799-8010


Join the Anthropology Club for an amazing hands-on experience, viewing artifacts and the actual site containing Native American relics recently discovered in Miami.


The following event will take place at FAU’s Treasure Coast campus, 500 NW California Blvd. :


Native American Culture Program

Tuesday, November 16, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Lobby

Contact: Farley Leiriao at 561-799-8010


Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by spinning the knowledge wheel, tasting different delicacies and winning prizes.


-FAU-

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