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Heritage & Health Series Program

November is Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday, OCT. 31

Dia De Los Muertos: Cultural Celebration

12 noon-1:30 p.m.
Library Quad
Join this powerful, traditional, annual event celebrated throughout the America which has its roots in ancient Native American spiritual traditions, including amazing Aztec Dancers! Bring your own offering for our altar!

Monday, NOV. 6

Native American Two-Spirit Identity

3:20-4:20 p.m.
Room 3206
Join Foothill Psychological Services Counselor Clifton der Bing and the Foothill College Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for a discussion of the traditional Native American non-gender-binary “Two Spirit” identity.

Tuesday, NOV. 7

Standing Rock Update

Noon-2 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
Ayse Gursoz, journalist from the Mending News, as well as a Foothill College alumni, will be providing the latest update regarding the arrests at Standing Rock Souix Reservation, DAPL Pipeline, and more!

Tuesday, NOV. 14

Activist Rochelle Diver

11-11:50 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
In celebration of International Education Week, attend a lecture by International Indian Treaty Council member and Indigenous Rights activist Rochelle Diver and hear an update on the Standing Rock water pipeline actions and on-going efforts to combat climate change. 

NOV. 15

Film Festival: Dakota 38

8-10 a.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
This documentary follows modern native riders on a 330-mile healing journey across South Dakota to Minnesota to honor those lost in the largest mass execution in United States history in 1862.

NOV. 16

Foothill Student: Lydia Tomeo

2-3 p.m.
Room 6506
Join Washington-State Colville Tribal Member and current Foothill College student Lydia Tomeo for a discussion about her tribal history and heritage.

NOV. 22

Guest Speaker Anne Marie Sayers

Noon-1 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
Anne Marie Sayers is a respected Ohlone Clan Mother who will speak about her land title of Ohlone Land in Indian Canyon outside of Hollister, California where she conducts cultural native presentations such as Story-Tellers, native arts and crafts, cultural dances, and her museum of Native American artifacts and history.

NOV. 28

Author & Activist Greg Sarris

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Hearthside Lounge (2313)
Award-winning Native American scholar, author, and entrepreneur Greg Sarris will read from his new book, How a Mountain Was Made.

NOV. 29

College Hour: Closing Ceremony

Noon-1 p.m.
Campus Center Dining Room
Featuring live entertainment by Medicine Road Band, the nation’s number one folk rock band, according to By using the Native American flute and incorporating Native American philosophy into its music, Medicine Road Band members and numerous fans believe their music provides healing through lyrics and song. Complimentary refreshments will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

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