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Native American Heritage Month

Join the Celebration!

November is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Native American Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff

Monday, November 2

We welcome you to Native American Heritage Month kickoff celebration!

EMCC would like to begin this month-long celebration by acknowledging the traditional indigenous inhabitants of the land we occupy in Maricopa County.

The Ak-Chin, Gila River, Salt River Pima-Maricopa, and the Tohono-O'odam Nation all have a footprint within our county.

EMCC is committed to honoring and celebrating the indigenous peoples of this land and to raising awareness of issues, past and present, affecting this community.

Join us as we pay tribute to our Native American brothers and sisters with this month's programming.

Tuesday, November 10

Gila River Tribe Blessing

EMCC has been very fortunate to receive a video message welcome, blessing, and COVID-19 update from Lieutenant Governor Robert Stone of the Gila River Tribe. We will be hosting a live video watching session, and we invite you to join our watch party.

Tuesday, November 10, 11:00 a.m.

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Wednesday, November 12

Native Spirit: Storytelling

Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month through storytelling with Native Spirit’s Palmer.

Wednesday, November 12, 1:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 17

Film Discussion: “Even the Rain”

Watch the film “Even the Rain,” by director Iciar Bollain, (available on Netflix), and join us for a discussion.

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the film? Watch the trailer or read a review.

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Thursday, November 19

Treaties Between the U.S. and Native American Tribes

Join us for a presentation that focuses on an awareness of Native American Cultures. Topics to be presented include, Native Americans in the United State, policies, treaties, and intergenerational trauma.

Thursday, November 19, 1:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 23

The Fancy Navajo Food Presentation

Join us for a food presentation by Alana Yazzie, The Fancy Navajo. She will be demonstrating how to make cupcakes from traditional blue corn flour. This will be followed up by a Q&A. 

Monday, November 23, 12:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 24

Deconstructing Thanksgiving

Today, we offer a presentation to bring awareness of Native Americans and their relationship with the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 24, 1:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 24

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Discussion

Our speaker panel will discuss cultural differences and how to address and celebrate those differences in the curricula via Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 25

Ethnohistory of American Indian Experiences

Join us for a discussion about the year 1493, Christopher Columbus, and the First Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 1:00 p.m.

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Monday, November 30

NAHM Closing Session

Join us on the last day of Native American Heritage Month for this closing session featuring a blessing from the Gila River Tribe Lieutenant Governor Robert Stone.

Monday, November 30, 1:00 p.m.

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