Leleah Maher, a resident from Hollister, North Carolina, performs a fancy dance at the Native American Culture Night on Nov. 14 held in Talley Student Union. Maher is a part of the Haliwa Saponi tribe located in Northeastern North Carolina. The Culture Night featured events such as legend-telling, dancing, singing, and drumming.
Keilah Davis | Managing Editor
Throughout November, Multicultural Student Affairs has hosted events in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.
Thus far, events have ranged from panels to workshops focused on topics from Native men’s masculinity to Native American history trivia. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a culture night showcased American Indian cultures through dancing, drumming and storytelling.
The theme for this year’s heritage month is “Resilience.”
Amberlina Alston is a third-year student studying psychology, a proud member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina and the president of the Native American Student Association.
“Resilience is a big theme of Native American culture. It’s very relevant, as Native Americans fight to have equal rights and equal representation,” Alston said. “We’re still here, we’re still strong, we’re still together.”
Wednesday, November 15
Unpacking the Bags We Carry: Violence Against Women in Indigenous Nations
Witherspoon 201 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This workshop will examine the historical origins of domestic violence within Native communities.
Saturday, November 18
Native American Heritage Month Celebration
NC Museum of History | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The NC Museum of History’s annual event features all eight of North Carolina’s state-recognized tribes through crafts, games, food and performances.
Monday, November 20
Gregg Museum Native Art Show
Gregg Museum of Art & Design | all day
The “Treasures of Native America” exhibit will be on display until April 29, 2018. On Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m., Native students will present their own artwork for display.
Tuesday, November 21
14th Annual Dream Catcher Workshop
Talley 4270 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Participants will learn about the significance of dream catchers and have the opportunity to make their own.
Tuesday, November 28
Native Beadwork Workshop
Talley 4101 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This workshop will cover traditional and contemporary styles of Native American beading.
For more information, visit go.ncsu.edu/nahm.
(Editor’s Note: The photo caption has been edited to correctly spell Haliwa Saponi’s name.)