Native American Heritage Week

In celebration of Native American Heritage Week the Native American Student Association (NASA)  will be putting on a week full of activities for students and community members with the goal of educating about Native American culture.

With Monday behind us, students and community members were able to attend Footsteps of Our Ancestors & “More Than A Word” documentary showing.

On Tuesday, NASA will host a Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness. This will take place in the Church Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s event will be a demonstration of the Hand Game in the Living Room at 6 p.m.

On Thursday evening, NASA students will bring a Native American Showcase to SUU. This will take place in the Ballroom at 6 p.m.

Saturday there will be a Traditional Food Plate Sale. Students and community member are invited to  to order from the club. Orders can be placed in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and pick up on Saturday at the Cedar Band Building.

“Talking about the culture I found out that many people do not know a lot about Native American culture,” said Mahala Sutherland, Member of NASA. “There is a lot of misunderstandings and I hope this week will clear things up for some people.”

The Native American Student Association has an overall goal to establish a community where all cultural backgrounds are welcomed. They are doing this by raising awareness on campus and in the community about Native American culture and fostering positive social interactions.  They are also providing service learning opportunities amongst all participants, to develop strong leaders.

The Native American Student Association is located in the CDI found in the Student Center. You can read more about NASA and the CDI here.

Story by: Cairo Cook
Photo by: Cairo Cook