Amrita Malur/Correspondent
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.”

Upcoming Events:

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.


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(Editor’s Note: The photo caption has been edited to correctly spell Haliwa Saponi’s name.)