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Gallery Walk

A. Ray Olpin Union 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

For Indigenous Peoples Day (October 12), the Gallery Walk showcases portraits, by Matika Wilbur and Vicki Eagle, of Native and Indigenous People in the United States; information about the sovereign tribes of Utah; and launches the new University Land Acknowledgment. Guides to promote and guide physical distancing will be utilized in the space. Organizer

Indigenous Representation

In mainstream media and art, Indigenous peoples are often misrepresented due to lack of historical context and research. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the University of Utah Student Affairs' Student Development and Inclusion will host a virtual panel where Indigenous artists and educators will share how they are challenging these stereotypes and changing the narrative by […]

Reclaiming Our Values and Visibility in Indian Country

Native Americans Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Moderator Dena Ned, Ph.D, Social Work, University of Utah Panelists Wendy Schlater, Vice Chair Woman of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and Program Director of La Jolla's Avellaka ProgramDr. Leece Lee-Oliver (Blackfeet/Wyandot/Cherokee/Choctaw), Assistant Professor and Director of American Indian StudiesMoroni Benally (Diné) Coordinator for Public Policy and […]

Community Read: Ramifications of Historical Health Disparities in the AI/AN Community

Join us each week for discussion on a variety of readings addressing health disparity topics.October sessions will focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) and November sessions will be focused on American Indian/Alaska Native communities.Registration will be required for each session. Access to all readings can be found in Dropbox: https://bit.ly/34y0tRs CME credit is available for this […]

Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Foods Programs

Join us for a presentation by Cynthia Wilson, director of the Traditional Foods Program and a graduate of the University of Utah (Masters of Science, Nutrition). Cynthia Wilson Director, Traditional Foods Program As the director of the Traditional Foods Program, Cynthia develops a sustainable program that benefits Native American communities adjacent to the Bears Ears […]

Film Screening: Basketball, Water & the Lost City of Elbowoods

The 1942 Elbowoods High School basketball team made it to the North Dakota State Class B championship game, but they lost in a bizarre twist that resulted in a 60-year effort to right a wrong. "Basketball, Water and the Lost City of Elbowoods" relives the excitement of that basketball team and the title game controversy, […]

SACNAS Talk: Chesleigh Keene

Join SACNAS and Dr. Chesleigh Keene, PhD, MA as she shares her science and journey to the PhD. Organizer

Indigenous Grad School Panel

We host three STEM Grad students who will share their story and tips for undergraduates interested in the PhD. Organizer

Indigenizing the University of Utah

Indigenization not only supports relevant programs ad support services but transforms the ways an institution includes Indigenous perspectives, values and cultural understandings and protocols in policies and daily practicies and operations of an institution. Join Student Affairs for a panel discussion with University of Utah Vice President for Student Affairs and moderator of the panel, […]

Film Screening: We’re Still Here

First Nation indigenous hip hop artists in Canada lead efforts to right long-standing social injustices, heal personal traumas, and preserve their cultures through the power of music. The film examines the important role that hip hop plays in transforming the lives of the musicians, their audiences, and communities. Weaving together interviews, live performances, and street […]

Community Read: COVID-19 in American Indian Communities

Join us each week for discussion on a variety of readings addressing health disparity topics.October sessions will focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) and November sessions will be focused on American Indian/Alaska Native communities.Registration will be required for each session. Access to all readings can be found in Dropbox: https://bit.ly/34y0tRs CME credit is available for this […]

Pass the Plate Cooking Workshop

Treat yourself and join us as we transform frybread into a quick and easy dessert. Organizer

Rock Your Mocs Week

Join in this national social media event and rock your mocs across the U of U campus! Organizer

“Land Back”: A Critical Conversation About Reconciliation

Virtual panel virtual panel discussion with Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Indigenous scholars and advocates engaging in a critical conversation about land back and reconciliation. Moderator Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians), dean and professor of law, S.J. Quinney College of Law Panelists Gregory Smoak, […]

Monumental Racism?

People in the United States have started a discussion about the extent to which monuments and statues are a reminder of our racist past and present. Much of this debate has focused on civil war imagery. Imagery of American Indians is widespread in the American West, and often not questioned. This panel of historians and […]

Film Screening: Saving the Sacred

The Koi and Habemetol Pomo have called the majestic Clear Lake basin home for an incredible 14,000 years. However, rapid urbanization and the looting of artifacts for sale on illegal markets has threatened to completely erase their long history and rich culture from this unique landscape. In an effort to protect these sacred sites, the […]

Community Read: MMIP and Violence in American Indian Communities

Join us each week for discussion on a variety of readings addressing health disparity topics.October sessions will focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) and November sessions will be focused on American Indian/Alaska Native communities.Registration will be required for each session. Access to all readings can be found in Dropbox: https://bit.ly/34y0tRs CME credit is available for this […]

Dean Book Review: The Round House

Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, The Round House by Louise Erdrich. This book was selected because November is Native American Heritage Month. The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.  Louise Erdrich is one of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant […]

The Impact of COVID-19 in the Native American Communities

November is Native American Heritage Month, observed to honor Indigenous peoples rich culture, traditions, contributions and sacrifices. Join the University of Utah School of Medicine Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for a webinar discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Native American Communities. Panelist will be sharing the latest update on COVID-19, […]

Virtual Powwow Sweat Session

Come sweat and learn about Native dances, as we ollow the Powwow Sweat craze sweeping across Indian Country. Organizer

Film Screening: Sisters Rising

Native American survivors of sexual assault fight for tribal sovereignty in order to end the rape of Indigenous women against the backdrop of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization. Organizers

Community Read: The Real History of Thanksgiving

Join us each week for discussion on a variety of readings addressing health disparity topics.October sessions will focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) and November sessions will be focused on American Indian/Alaska Native communities.Registration will be required for each session. Access to all readings can be found in Dropbox: https://bit.ly/34y0tRs CME credit is available for this […]

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