Native American Heritage Month at Mars Hill University

During November, several events at Mars Hill University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

Cherokee Stickball Game

Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m. on the athletic field behind Broyhill Chapel. Sponsored by MHU’s Native American Student Association.

Cooperative Agreement Signing

Thursday, November 16 at 3 p.m.Postponed due to a scheduling conflict! – Mars Hill University President Dan Lunsford and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed will sign documents to renew an ongoing cooperative relationship between the university and the tribe.

The agreement, originally signed in February 2011, calls for the Eastern Band to take an active role in continuing to provide advice and consultation for various historic events and presentations at the university. It also calls for a cooperative effort to provide comprehensive scholarship funds for all members of the Eastern Band who qualify academically, and who choose to attend Mars Hill University.

Frybread Lunch

Monday, November 20 – From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Blue Lounge in Wren Student Center. Members of MHU’s Native American Student Association will share the traditional Native American food, frybread.

Indigenous Peoples Day Presentation

Tuesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. in Belk Auditorium in Wren Student Center. Amy West, president of the Native American Student Association, and Heather Hawn, political science professor, will discuss the significance of Columbus Day and the grassroots movement to change this to Indigenous Peoples Day celebrating the history and culture of The First Nations. Sponsored by NASA and the Political Science Department.

Mars Hill University is a premier private, liberal arts institution offering over 30 baccalaureate degrees, as well as master’s degrees in criminal justice, elementary education, and management. For more information, visit mhu.edu.

 

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