November is Native American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the rich and diverse culture, history, and contributions of Native people. A presidential proclamation in 1990 first designated National Native American Heritage Month (also called Native November). Each year, the UW–Madison campus cultivates a diverse portfolio of events in recognition of this important heritage month. This year’s theme, Beyond an Acknowledgement, is a call for the campus community to go beyond simply learning and acknowledging Indigenous history. Rather, it urges all of us to genuinely recognize current issues, resoundingly celebrate successes, and unyieldingly commit to a better future. The Indigenous Student Center Coalition (ISCC) has planned a series of events this year to advance that goal.
To learn more about Native November and see what events are happening across campus visit https://www.wisc.edu/native-november/.