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Native American Heritage Month

2014 Calendar of Events

Trip to GanondaganNative American Heritage MonthSaturday, October 25th, 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.

Monday, November 3rd, 7:00-9:00pm
An Evening of Native American Music and Art
Come celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an evening of music and art. Featuring performances by Joanne & Leah Shenandoah and art by RIT alumni and current students. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
RIT Davis Room, SAU

Beyond the AsteriskFriday, November 7, 1:00-2:00pm
'Finding My Path' with Stephanie Waterman
Finding My Path is a series of dialogues that emphasize the informal reflections on the lessons learned, and the journey to finding a career path. Distinguished guest, Dr. Stephanie Waterman (Onondaga, Turtle Clan) is a professor at the University of Rochester’s Warner School and is an editor of the book “Beyond The Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education”. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, 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

Thursday-Saturday, November 13-15
AISES Conference
Held annually since 1978, the AISES National Conference is a one-of-a-kind, three-day event convening high school juniors and seniors, college and graduate students, teachers, workforce professionals, corporate partners, and all other members of the “AISES family.” To register and to learn more visit
Orlando Florida

Wednesday, November 19, 5:00-6:00pm
Native American Student Association Inaugural Dinner
Join Native members of the University community over traditional Native food and hear a Thanksgiving Address by Dalton LaBarge, of the Mohawk Language Group in Rochester. To RSVP, email Campbell Halligan at
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Wednesday, November 19, 5:00-9:00pm
Join us for a trip through the culinary world as we execute exotic global cuisine, inspired by students who have joined our global community here in Rochester. Sponsored by the International Education Week Committee, come learn about various cultures (and their traditional food) represented at the University of Rochester.
Danforth Dining Center

Click here to see the events and poster from 2013

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.