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Native American Heritage Month2013 Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 24, 7pm – 9pm
Nazareth College Lecture Series (2 of 3): Adoption & Adaptation, Adopting"In": Preserving Iroquois Traditional Community
Speakers: G. Peter Jemison and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner
 Location: Otto Shults Forum at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Trip to GanondaganSaturday, October 26th, 11:45-4:00
University of Rochester Ganondagan Trip
Ganondagan was once the site of a village of thousands of Seneca Native American people. Tour a full size replica of a Seneca Bark Longhouse.  Sponsored by the Office of Admissions, the College Diversity Roundtable, and the Interfaith Chapel.  Buses depart from Interfaith Chapel.

Beyond the AsteriskMonday, November 4th, 5:00pm
University of Rochester, Rush Rhees Library, Wells-Brown Room
Stephanie Waterman will be speaking about her new book Beyond the Asterisk.Understanding Native Students in Higher Education. Co-written with HeatherShotten, Shelly Lowe and John Garland.  Event sponsored by the Office of Admissions and Delta Upsilon.

Tuesday, November 5th, 12pm-1:30pm
RIT Kick Off! Full Thanksgiving Address Dinner
RIT Fireside Lounge 1550

Canandaigua Treaty DayMonday, November 11, 2013, 10am –6pm
Canandaigua Treaty Day
Location: 96 W. Gibson Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Description: On November 11, 2013, as has been the annual tradition, members of the Six Nations and the United States government gather on the front lawn of the courthouse in Canandaigua, New York to commemorate this seminal federal treaty. The commemoration of the Canandaigua Treaty: 2 pm Location: Front Lawn of Ontario County Court House; Main Street, Canandaigua

Jason YounkerTuesday, November 12th, 11:30-1:30 pm
RIT hosts "Finding My Path" with speaker Jason Younker
RIT Campus Center Room 2610

Thursday, November 14th, 11:30am-1:30pm
RIT hosts Arts & Crafts Lacrosse Demo
RIT Campus Center Room 2650

Friday, November 15th, 2-4pm in Hirst Lounge
University of Rochester Global Expo
Native Students from UR will have a table

River DancersFriday, November 15th, 5pm in Hirst Lounge
Univeristy of Rochester Hosts the Alleghany River Dancers
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions, the Simon School, Kappa Delta, and the Susan B. Anthony Institute.

Bobby GonzalezMonday, November 18, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Rush Rhees Library, Wells Brown Room
Talk: Bobby Gonzalez
Bobby Gonzalez is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet.  Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrate his indigenous heritage.
Sponsored by the Office of Admissions and SALSA

Thursday, November 21, 7pm – 9pm
Nazareth College Lecture Series (3 of3) Adopting "Out": Researching and Reclaiming Identity
Speakers: Ronnie Reitter (Seneca), Ganondagan Site interpreter and former foster child;and Jack T. Ericson, Native genealogy expert. Ms. Reitter will share her personal story about finding family, and Mr. Ericson will address resources
Location: Otto Shults Forum at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Susan Deer CloudThursday November 14th,6:15 pm
St. John Fisher College hosts poet Susan Deer Cloud
Golisano Gateway Midlevel @ 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

Click here to see the events and poster from 2012

Click here to see the events and poster from 2011


10 native flags

Students and faculty on our campus represent 10 native tribes.  In their honor, we present their tribal flags.