Native American Heritage Month

Re-Imagining Indigenous Peoples' Day // Panel & Performance

Monday, October 8, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.
2204 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus

LIB 100/201 APPROVED!  

Hear about the limits and impact of the shift from Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day including a push for decolonization and global Indigenous movement building. Performance by Twindians.

Sacramento Knoxx // Performance & Discussion

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cook DeWitt Center

LIB 100/201 APPROVED!  

Originally from Southwest Detroit, Sacramento Knoxx is a hip-hop artist who blends Mexican and indigenous music into his artistry. His work and activism is focused on drawing attention to both the historic and contemporary experiences of Native American and Chicanx populations. Knoxx will give a 45-minute performance, followed by a discussion that highlights how creative expression can challenge us to confront social ills and think critically about our own identities.

Native American Student Association Day of Service

Saturday, October 20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Off Campus Service Project
Meet in 2266 Kirkhof Center


LIB 100/201 approved.

NASA invites you to help clean-up burial mounds near Millenium Park. Transportation provided. RSVP is required.

Teaching Thanksgiving // Panel

Monday, November 12, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2250 Kirkhof Center

LIB 100/201 Approved!

Learn about the true history of Thanksgiving and its importance in today's society.

Professionals of Color Lecture Series: Trans Day of Rememberance with Qwo-Li Driskill

Monday, November 19, 2018
lecture from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm & workshop from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2204 Kirkhof Center

LIB 100/201 approved.

Cherokee poet, scholar, and activist Qwo-Li Driskill was raised in rural Colorado. Driskill earned a BA from the University of Northern Colorado, an MA from Antioch University Seattle, and a PhD from Michigan State University.
Driskill’s poetry engages themes of inheritance and healing, and is rooted in personal Cherokee Two-Spirit, queer, and mixed-race experience. Walking with Ghosts (2005), Driskill’s first poetry collection, was named Book of the Month by Sable: The LitMag for New Writing and was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize.
Driskill co-edited, with Colin Kennedy Donovan, Scars Tell Stories: A Queer and Trans (Dis)ability Zine (2007), and has work featured in several anthologies, including Beyond Masculinity: Essays by Queer Men on Gender and Politics (2008, edited by Trevor Hoppe) and Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry (2003, edited by Janice Gould and Dean Rader). The poet is the founder of Dragonfly Rising Press.
Driskill has taught at Antioch University Seattle and Texas A&M University.

Qwo-Li Driskill

Sponsored by:

Native American Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center, Latino Student Union, Anthropology Department, Liberal Studies Department, and Cultural Programming Council

Prevous Celebrations

Native American Heritage Celebration Contact

Tonisha Begay
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Grand Valley State University
Phone: (616) 331-2177

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