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Native American Heritage Month at NOVA

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November is National Native American Heritage Month! This month (and in December), NOVA observes the history and culture of Native Americans with the following events throughout our campuses, and in the surrounding communities:

Event: Native American Culture in Virginia with Mr. Shaleigh Howells, Cultural Resource Director for the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and Museum Directory for the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center.
Date: December 4, 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: he Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Event: Trip to the National Museum of the American Indian
Date: November 18, 2021
Location: NAMI
Host: NVCC

Event: "Native Americans: The Invisible Foundation of the Modern World." Alexandria Campus Language, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean, Jimmie McClellan, will present the Annual Joseph Windham Lecture on Race Relations. Dr. McClellan, a History faculty member, has taught Native American history at NOVA and GMU for more than forty years
Date: November 17, 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: AL

Event: Speaker Spotlight: Elizabeth Rule & Guide to Indigenous DC
Date: November 16, 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: American University

Event:Office of DEI November Spotlight Event – Indigenous Youth Speaker and Climate Activist Nina Berglund
Date: November 4, 2021
Location: Loudoun Campus (HEC-203)
Host: NVCC, Office of DEI

Event: Larry Yazzy: Native Storyteller & Dancer
Date: November 4, 2021
Location: Virtual
Host: NVCC

Throughout November

  • Student Life is giving away copies of We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom.
  • Annandale’s Campus Library is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with a display right outside the library’s doors and a corresponding online guide.