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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 2020 at MMC

November 03, 2020
November 1 marks the official beginning of Native American Heritage Month, observed each year to honor the legacies of indigenous peoples across the country. MMC’s Office of Student Development and Activities (SDA), Sustain MMC, Magick Circle, and the Student Activities Advisory Board (SAAB) have organized a lineup of virtual events for the College community to celebrate and commemorate First Nation cultures and history.

 

The land in which Marymount Manhattan College sits on was previously inhabited by the Delaware tribe (also known as the Lenape tribe). In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Office of Student Development and Activities, dining services provider Chartwells, and the Student Activities Advisory Board have organized a lineup of events for the MMC community, including a “Self Explore NYC” series.

Thursday, November 5: We Are Still Here Featured Event

This year’s featured event is We Are Still Here: How First Nations Survived Pandemics and Other Catastrophes on Thursday, November 5, starting at 4:00 pm EST via Zoom with Bobby Gonzalez. Gonzalez is an Indigenous/Latino lecturer, storyteller, and poet and has presented at Carnegie Hall, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and many other museums and colleges. He organizes and MC’s the annual Bronx Native American Festival and was selected as the 2018-2019 New York City Indian of the Year. To RSVP and learn more about this reception, please visit this link.

Monday, November 9: Language Appropriation

Follow @MMCSDA on Instagram to explore  words that have roots in Native American cultures.

Monday, November 16: Sustain MMC: The Indigenous Recipes

Follow @SustainMMC on Instagram to learn more about the sustainability in indigenous food, farming, and agriculture.

Wednesday, November 25: The Magick Circle: Spiritual Appropriation

Follow @The.Magic.Circle on Instagram to learn more about spiritual appropriation in the forms of burning safe and the art of smudging.