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Native Heritage Month Community Building Dinner

Event Details

November 16, 2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Tara Plaziewski

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

At UMass Amherst, the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center celebrates Native Heritage Month by inviting students, staff, faculty and community members to come together and partake in a Community Building Dinner to celebrate identities, identify common values and strengthen community.  Come, watch and listen to La Marea Vuelve, our guest performer.

La Marea Vuelve is a masked agent of change who aspires to encourage all necessary actions and prayers for the survival of Native peoples and 'our non-human relatives' through her lyrics.


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.