California State University San Bernardino celebrates Native American Heritage Month
California State University San Bernardino
California State University San Bernardino and its Palm Desert Campus will hold a number of events during November as part of Native American Heritage Month to honor and celebrate Native American culture, traditions, and contributions.
The events include:
- November 4, noon-3 p.m. Opening welcome to the Native American Heritage Month Celebration. California State University San Bernardino President Tomás D. Morales will welcome attendees to the event, which will feature speakers, bird singers from the San Manuel Band of Native Americans, the Bear Springs singers and dancers, and Native American arts and crafts at the CSUSB lower Meeting Center.
- November 5, noon-1 p.m. at Staff Development Center. Coyote Learning Circle, “Two Spirit: Decolonizing Identity in the LGBTQ+ Community,” a talk focusing on Native American Heritage month, specifically Native Americans and the LGBTQ+ community.
- November 12, noon-1:30 p.m. at the SMSU Events Center. Conversations on Diversity, “Confronting the Use of Native American Mascots in the 21st Century,” a talk by Native American artist, educator and activist Charlene Teters will talk about her experiences in protesting the use of Native Americans as sports mascots and her work as an artist.
- November 17, 2-5 p.m. “Menil and Her Heart,” a Cahuilla play focusing on the contemporary issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, written by 17-year-old Isabella Madrigal of Temecula and a member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, will be performed at the Cal State University San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus Indian Wells Theater.
- November 19, 4-6 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center. Coyote Learning Circle, “Two Spirit: Decolonizing Identity in the LGBTQ+ Community,” a talk focusing on Native American Heritage month, specifically Native Americans and the LGBTQ+ community.
In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994, according to the Native American Heritage Month website.
For more information, contact the California State University San Bernardino Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.
About Cal State San Bernardino
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate program in educational leadership. Every one of its academic programs that is eligible has earned national accreditation. California State University San Bernardino reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. More than 80 percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.