Carolina Celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

November 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month beginning Nov. 1 with a series of events hosted by the American Indian Center.

This year’s month-long celebration will include lectures, cultural activities and film viewings that share traditions, examine cultural impacts and discuss the ways of American Indian life.

The ninth annual Michael D. Green Lecture in American Indian Studies will headline the month, with Kim TallBear delivering the keynote lecture titled “Molecular Death and Redface Reincarnation: Indigenous Appropriations in the U.S. and Canada”.

A citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota and a descendant of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, TallBear is Canada’s Research Chair on Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, and an associate professor of native studies at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Other events throughout the month include Cherokee language immersion sessions on Fridays; a native narrative tour on Nov. 17; an evening of indigenous storytelling on Nov. 28; and a Carolina Indian Circle culture show on Nov. 29.

For a complete list of events, visit the American Indian Center website.