Central Lakes College will be holding several activities over the month of November in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
About Native American Heritage Month
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.
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.
Information courtesy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior
Native American Heritage Month Brainerd Campus Activities:
Speaker: Dr. Tony Treuer
Presentation on The History of the Local Ojibwe People and Reconciliation
Wednesday, November 12 from12-12:50 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre
Speaker: Mary Sam
Presentation on Healing the Impact of American Indian Boarding Schools
Tuesday, November 18 from 9-9:50 a.m. in room E354
Speaker: Dr. Donna Brown
Presentation on American Indian Mascots
Wednesday, November 19 from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre
All events are open to the public and a free of charge.