Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month 2017 Brenda Child, Illuminating  the History of American Indian Women Tuesday | Nov 7 | 4 –5 pm 123 Global Scholars Hall, “The Question of Genocide  in American History,” with Professor Jeff Ostler Tuesday | Nov 7 | 6 –7:30 

Native American Heritage Month and the Importance of Refocusing the Narrative
by Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

History is one of our greatest weapons, if for no other reason, because it reminds us where we came from and what we’re capable of. Take, for example, the story of Sequoyah. A Cherokee silversmith and teacher, in 1821 Sequoyah invented a system for reading and writing in the Cherokee language. It only took five years for the Cherokee literacy rates to “far surpass” that of surrounding white communities, according to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Sequoyah’s syllabary would go on to influence the creation of 21 new scripts and more than 65 languages, not just in the United States, but in Canada, throughout countries in West Africa, and even as far as more

Naynaabeak’s Fishing Net: Illuminating the History of American Indian Women  A public talk by Red Lake Ojibwe scholar Brenda J. Child  Tuesday November 7, 2017, 4:00pm-5:30pm  123 Global Scholars Hall, University of Oregon  1710 E. 15th Ave, Eugene, OR 97

“The Question of Genocide in American History,” a UO History pub talk with Professor Jeff Ostler Nov 7, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Hop Valley Brewing | 990 w 1st ave

James Anaya, 11th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture Nov 8, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Wednesday | Nov 8 | 5:30 –7 pm 110 Knight Law Center 1515 Agate st



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