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Celebrate Native American Awareness Month

November 6, 2009

Colorado State University's Native American Cultural Center is celebrating Native American Awareness Month with a series of events throughout the month of November.

National and local declarations

The events are intended to educate the CSU community about the Native American culture, history, and customs. November has been declared National Native American Heritage Month by President Obama and Fort Collins Mayor Doug Hutchinson has also proclaimed a month of awareness.

“Traditionally this is the time of the year for stories to be told and shared,” said Ty Smith, director of the CSU Native American Cultural Center

Share stories, culture, history

“November provides an opportune time to share our stories, culture, and history with the campus and Fort Collins community. The Native American Cultural Center is proud of the lineup of events this month and invites everyone to participate.”

Upcoming events at CSU include:

- Native American books will be on display throughout November at the:

- "What Trust Responsibility . . . Sexual Violence Against Native Women and Children," Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m., Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room

- "Native Women and HIV," Monday, Nov. 16, noon-1:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Room 214-216

- “Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of the Civil War” documentary film Tuesday, Nov. 17, 12-1:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Room 213-215

- "Hawaii's Last Queen" documentary film Wednesday, Nov. 18, noon-1:30 p.m., Lory Student Center Room 212

- Duhesa Lounge Exhibition Opening Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m., Duhesa Lounge-Lory Student Center


Complete list of events

Contact: Ty Smith
Phone: (970) 491-1332