Native American Heritage Month

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Native American Heritage Month 2022

We celebrate Native American Heritage Month

At SJSU, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. These events are brought to you by a variety of co-sponsors and planner including the Native American Student Organization (NASO), Gathering of Academic Indigenous and Native American staff and faculty (GAIN), the Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, and the Student Union.

Event OnNov4

NASO Pizza Mixer

Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLocation:Come and meet NASO members and enjoy some free pizza. Mosaic Cross Cultural Center
Event OnNov4

“IYA” The Ex’celen Remember: Dinner and Reading Fundraiser

Time:6:00 pm - 8:00 pmLocation:For more than 12,000 years the Esselen cared for the most bountiful land of this continent. Today it is subject to a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry. Brought together by the land, an Esselen family reunites, but is weighed down by 250 years of colonization and the memories that haunt them. This show was inspired by Louise J. Miranda Ramirez and written by Luis xago Juárez. Dinner begins at 6:00pm; Reading begins at 7:00pm. Located at ConXión to Community
Event On,Nov5

SJSU Football Native American Heritage Night: SJSU vs. Colorado State

Event starts at:,7:30 pmEvent is located at:,Come watch the Spartans take on the Rams as SJSU Atheletics also celebrates Native American Heritage at the game. Located at CEFCU Stadium. Click here for tickets.
Event OnNov11

American Indian Heritage Celebration: Featuring Veterans Night

Time:5:30 pmLocation:Day one of the American Indian Heritage Celebration will feature a tribute to American Indian Veterans. Located at ConXión to Community
Event OnNov12

American Indian Heritage Celebration feat. Arvol Looking Horse, Billy Mills, Supaman, and more

Time:12:00 pm - 10:00 pmLocation:Day two of the American Indian Heritage Celebration. Located at ConXión to Community
Event OnNov13

American Indian Heritage Celebration Pow Wow

Time:10:00 am - 6:00 pmLocation:Day two of the American Indian Heritage Celebration. Located at ConXión to Community
Event OnNov15

Native and Indigenous SJSU Mixer

Time:5:00 pm - 6:30 pmLocation:Gather with Native and Indigenous students, staff, and faculty. Free food provided! Located in the Student Union Meeting Room 4
Event OnNov16

Movie Screening: Incident at Ogala the Leonard Peltier Story

Time:5:30 pm - 8:00 pmLocation:Featuring guest speaker: Tony Gonzales, Executive-Director of A.I.M. -West (American Indian Movement). Located in Martin Luther King Library Room 113 
Event On,Nov16

Tara Houska (Spartan Speaker Series)

Event starts at:,6:00 pmEvent is located at:,Tara Houska is a citizen of Couchicing First Nation, a tribal attorney, land defender, environmental and indigenous rights advocate, and founder of the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous women frontline resistance to defend the sacred and live in balance. Ms Houska was active in resisting the Dakota Access pipeline and is heavily involved in the movement to reclaim Land Back and in defunding fossil fuels. Ms. Houska served as an advisor on Native American affairs to Senator Bernie Sanders and co-founded Not Your Mascots. She has written for the women-led climate anthology "All We Can Save," The New York Times, CNN, Vogue, and more. Located in the Student Union Ballroom and will be live-streamed on Zoom.
Event On,Nov24

Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration

Event starts at:,5:30 am - 8:00 amEvent is located at:,The Indigenous Peoples' Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on November 24th is organized by the International Indian Treaty Council commemorating the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes. Located at Alcatraz and live-streamed by KPFA at
Event On,Nov

Pow Wow Song and Dance Classes

Event starts at:,5:30 - 7:00 pmEvent is located at:,Every Tuesday located at the Roosevelt Community Center. For more info, email
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