University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity

American Indian Heritage Month


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Tuesday, November 11

All Day, All Campus
U of U "Rock Your Mocs" Day

A day to wear your moccasins to campus all day.

5 - 9 pm, Union Building Theatre
Film Festival Double Feature

Films: "Up Heartbreak Hill" & "Healing the Warrior's Heart"
Sponsored by Utah Education Network

Saturday, November 15

8:30 am - 2 pm, Campus/AIRC
Connecting U: American Indian High School Senior Day

American Indian high school seniors will visit our beautiful campus, to learn more about Admissions, Majors and Financial Aid/Scholarships. Event will end with a lunch at the American Indian Resource Center at 1:00 pm. Sponsored by U of U Admissions Office. Any interested American Indian high school seniors and/or thier parents can contact Anthony Shirley at (801)581-7392 or

Monday, November 17

12 - 1 pm, Union Building Theatre
Panel Discussion, Navajo Politics: Sustaining a Language or Legislating a Culture

The 2014 Navajo Nation Presidential campaign has sparked debate among the Navajo Tribe regarding Navajo language being a criteria. We will have a panel to discuss the legitimacy and non-legitimacy of language as a criteria for tribal presidency.

Thursday, November 20

6 pm, AIRC
Movie Night, "Healing the Warrior's Heart"

Examines the emotional trauma of war through the prism of Native American tradition and ceremony. The program reveals the central role that military service plays in Native life and explores the spiritual traditions that help returning American Indian soldiers reintegrate into society.

Friday, November 21

4 -6 pm, AIRC
Inter-Tribal Cultural Social

An evening to experience American Indian culture through inter-tribal dance, music, games and food. Hosted by Inter-Tribal Student Association.

Saturday, November 22

9 am - 3pm, Urban Indian Center
Community Service Day

U of U Students and Staff are welcome to help donate food, set-up dining hall, cook, serve food and/or clean-up for the annual Urban Indian Center Dinner.

Any questions, please contact the American Indian Resource Center at (801)581-7392 or