November Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

An early supporter of celebrating Native American culture was Dr. Arthur Parker, a Seneca from New York.  Dr. Parker worked with the Boy Scouts of America to establish the first date celebrating Native American culture: “First Americans”.   This day was celebrated for three years.  In 1916, the governor of New York designated the second Saturday of May as American Indian Day.   In the Bicentennial year of 1976, the week of October 10-16 was designated as Native American Awareness Week.  In 1990 President George W.H. Bush designated the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE UNL) is celebrating with a series of events throughout the month of November.

UNITE UNL is a registered student organization at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The organization strives to promote the academic prowess, the economic security, and the professional development of Native American students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, to aid in their personal growth and social well-being, and to facilitate their participation in the UNL community life.

Upcoming Events:

Late Night Dish It Up – 11/1
Native Arts & Crafts – 11/7
A Day of Service – 11/30

For more information connect with UNITE UNL via

Facebook: UNITE UNL
Twitter: @UNITE_UNL
Instagram: @UNInterTribalExchange

By Letty Garcia
Letty Garcia Career Advisor