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Community Read: Scalpel and the Silver Bear

Community Read is a regular reading & discussion group hosted by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion; and partners across the University of Utah. For the November sessions, the series will explore Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord's “The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing.”

Kick-off Event: Native American Heritage Month Joint Press Event

Salt Lake City and County Building 451 S State St, Salt Lake city, Utah

Join the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office at the Salt Lake City & County building for a joint press event with Mayor Mendenhall, the University of Utah American Indian Resource Center (AIRC), Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL), and Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Resistance in Existence: Indigenous Peoples in the struggle for Reproductive Justice

Women's Resource Center (Union 411) 200 Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT

The fourth session in the Coffee and Conversation Series will focus on Indigenous Peoples in the reproductive justice movement. We will hear from panelists about their communities' struggles for reproductive justice and sovereignty both historically and presently.

Rekindling Harmony and Balance

Salt Lake City Public Library (Nancy Tessman Auditorium) 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT

For decades Indigenous healing practices have helped many who suffer from trauma. Join us as we take a holistic approach to address trauma from violence by promoting the well-being of Native people through Native teachings and traditions that can strengthen and help heal Native people. Restoring Ancestral Winds conference presenters will provide you with content relevant to serving Native American populations who live in urban areas and Tribal Nations.

Mental Control and Mental Arithmetic

College of Education HUB 1721 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah

This research presentation focuses on the mathematics instruction taught within Indian Boarding Schools during the Assimilation Era. Mary Smith (Diné) will present her findings on how assimilation practices were embedded in mathematics problems and were used to (re)construct the ways Native people viewed and used land.

Community Conversation: Indigenous Boarding Schools

Community Conversations are biweekly campus dialogues open to all students, faculty, staff, and community partners. An opportunity to build community, strengthen relationships, share thoughts and feelings, and learn from each other.

Blanket Exercise Workshop

Alumni Hall 26 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT

The School of Medicine Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in partnership with the American Indian Resource Center is recognizing Native American Heritage Month with an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn about Indigenous peoples and the impact of colonization. The goal of this workshop is to gain a greater understanding of the cultural background of patients and provide culturally sensitive care.  

Film Screening & Panel: “Roadtrip Nation: Native Way Forward”

Union Theater 200 S Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT

TV and film have long depicted Native Americans in the past tense. It's time to shine a light on the present-day experiences of Native young adults - and explore what's possible for their futures.

Postponed Tribal Enrollment Talk: Controversies Around Blood Quantum

Despite its colonial origins, many tribes still use blood quantum as a requirement for tribal enrollment. Ronee Wopsock will share the history behind blood quantum and the implications for citizenship and belonging.