Events Celebrate Native American Awareness Month

Posted on 11/16/2015 8:12:15 AM

November is Native American Awareness Month and, in celebration of the history and culture of the region’s Native Americans, events have been planned for November 18 and 19, 2015. Sponsored by the IUP Native American Awareness Council, a free film screening and talk will be offered. It is open to the community.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in 207 Walsh Hall, Sarah Shear will discuss "American Colonialism’s Violent Narratives: Indigenous Inclusions and Exclusions in K-12 Social Studies Education." Based in post-colonial and settler colonial theories, this talk questions the ways in which indigenous peoples are read/seen/erased from K-12 social studies education.

A film screening of "A Thousand Voices" will be shown on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in 207 Walsh Hall. From the proverb, "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story," this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American Women.

Both events are free and open to all. Extra credit vouchers will be provided. For further information, please contact Abigail Adams in the Anthropology Department, 724-357-3935 or

Sarah Shear Flyer for newspost

A Thousand Voices Flyer for newspost