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Native American Heritage Month


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November is Native American Heritage Month!

The SC Commission for Minority Affairs-Native American Affairs has compiled a list of Heritage Month events occurring throughout the State. If your event has not been included, or you would like to add an event, please contact Marcy L. Hayden as soon as possible so it can be sent out on the list serve. Contact Information: (803) 832-8165 or mhayden@cfma.sc.gov.

President’s Proclamation:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/31/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-november-2017-national-native

Library of Congress’ Native American Heritage Month Information: http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/

SC Governor’s Proclamation:  Native American Heritage Month 2017

A printable download of the calendar of events can be found here —> NAHM Events – Nov 2017

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION / CONTACT INFORMATION

 

All Month

Native American Studies Center Galleries

Tuesday through Saturday

Native American Studies Center—-

USC-Lancaster

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

Nov. 1st

Native American Heritage Month Open House

Wednesday

4:00-6:00pm

University of South Carolina-Aiken

Aiken, SC

The open house will provide tribes in South Carolina the opportunity to educate students on their heritage and cultural with displays, activities, dancing and more. Located at 471 University Parkway Aiken, South Carolina 29801 in the Student Life Center. Call 803-641–3442 for more information.

 

Nov. 4th-5th

Waccamaw Indian People 24th Annual Cultural Arts Festival & Pauwau

Waccamaw Indian People Tribal Grounds

Anyor, SC

The 24th Annual Cultural Arts Festival & Pauwau will be held Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at the tribal grounds, 591 Bluewater Rd, Aynor, SC. The gates will open at 11:00 AM on both days. There will be two Grand Entries on Saturday, held at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. On Sunday there will be one Grand Entry held at 2:00 PM.

Open to the public. Host Drum: Edisto River Singers.  MC: John Blackfeather. For more information, visit http://waccamawindians.us/tribal-events/.

 

Nov.5th-14th

20th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast

Various

Nickelodeon Theatre

Columbia, SC

The 19th Annual Film Festival is sponsored by the Native American Indian Film and Video Festival of the Southeast. See attached flyers.

https://www.facebook.com/Native-American-Indian-Film-Video-Festival-of-the-Southeast-154115854684326/

http://www.cherokeeofsouthcarolina.com/FilmFestival/FilmFestivalMain.html

 

Nov. 7th

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence: Dr. Will M. Goins

Tuesday

10:00am-5:00pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

Nov. 8th

Native Film Festival @ USC-Russell House

Wednesday

12:00pm-8:30pm

University of South Carolina-Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Columbia, SC

A screening of six films that will be shown thoughtout the day as part of the 20th Annual Native American Film Festival in Columbia. For a list of films, visit the OMSA website at http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php

 

Nov. 9th

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Exhibit Tours

Thursday

9:00am-6:00pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at USC Lancasters Native American Studies Center with a gallery tour of the exhibit, Share a Little of the Human Touch, funded by the Humanities SC. Archaeologist Chris Judge will lead tours of the exhibit, which traces Native Americans from the Ice Age to the time of European Contact.

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

Nov. 11th

36th Annual Veterans Day Parade- American Indian Unit

Downtown-Main Street,

Columbia, SC

For more information, call Ms. Judy Rabon at 803-960-9437 or email at jmorabon@gmail.com

 

Nov. 13th

“By Any Other Name: An Exploration of AfroAmerindian Heritage

Monday – 6 pm

University of South Carolina-Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Columbia, SC

Screening followed by a panel discussion. This event is a partnership with Native American Film Festival of the Southeast. This event is located at McKissick Museum, 1st floor auditorium. Visit the OMSA website at http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php

 

Nov. 14th

Reception/Film Festival Awards Ceremony

6:30 pm

University of South Carolina-Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Columbia, SC

A celebration and award ceremony for the 20th Annual Native American Film Festival of the Southeast. Additionally, there will be a short film screening of Rumble and a performance of Charly Lowry (American Idol & Dark Water Rising Lead Singer) located at the Nickelodeon 1607 Main Street. Visit the OMSA website at http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php

 

 

Nov. 15th

Diversity Dialogue: DAPL one year later

7:00pm

University of South Carolina-Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Columbia, SC Russell House 205

Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests began in early 2016, join us for a discussion on the impact it has left on members of the Native American community. Dr. Courtney Lewis, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology will update the audience on the status of DAPL. Visit the OMSA website at http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php

 

 

Nov. 16th

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Artist-in-Residence: Dr. Will M. Goins

Tuesday

10:00am-5:00pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu

 

 

Nov. 17th

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Lunch and Learn

Friday

12:00pm-1:00pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

This presentation explores the history of the Chowans of Eastern North Carolina from the 1500s to the early twentieth century. The talk will focus on the recategorization of the Chowans from Indian to colored and highlight the ways racial categories can obscure the continued presence of indigenous people.

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu

 

Nov. 18th

 
Native American Heritage Awareness Day

Along with the Native American Heritage Month Celebrations, the State has also set aside November 18th as Native American Heritage Awareness Day to bring awareness to the unique culture and heritage of Native American Indians and issues that affect Native American Communities. The SC Commission for Minority Affairs encourages you to attend one of the many events happening around the State. For more information, please contact Marcy Hayden at mhayden@cfma.sc.gov or visit www.cma.sc.gov.

 

Nov. 18th

Native American Studies Center Galleries: Exhibit Tours

Saturday

9:00am-6:00pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day at USC Lancasters Native American Studies Center with a gallery tour of the exhibit, Share a Little of the Human Touch, funded by the Humanities SC. Archaeologist Chris Judge will lead tours of the exhibit, which traces Native Americans from the Ice Age to the time of European Contact.

All events are free and open to the public. The USCL Native American Studies Center is located at 119 S. Main Street in downtown Lancaster. For more information, call 803-313-

7172 or email criswese@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

 

Nov. 18th

Native American History Lantern Tour

6:00pm-8:00pm

12,000 Year History Park at Cayce Riverwalk 12,000 Year Trail

Cayce, SC

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day with a candlelight walk with volunteers in period attire to learn about the lifeways and strategic roles Native Americans played in the economy and welfare of the Carolina colony and later periods.

Learn about varied cultures and traditions of peoples who lived in the area beginning about 12,000 years ago and how their culture and traditions are alive and well in South Carolina today.

We recommend you wear comfortable shoes. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/12000YearHistoryPark/

 

Nov. 18th

Catawba Indian Nation 4th Annual Craft and Food Fair

Saturday

10:00am-3:00pm

Catawba Indian Nation Longhouse

Rock Hill, SC

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day with the Catawba Indian Nation on their reservation Longhouse located at 996 Avenue of the Nations Rock Hill, SC. This event will have Native American Vendors, Pottery and Beadwork, Arts and Crafts, Drumming and Dancing (10:30am and 12:00pm), Catawba Language Presentations, Food tasting contests, Native Archeology of South Carolina by Chris Judge, and Preserving your Past Workshop. Fundraising for the 4-H Club including a native American meal for $7 and a Native American Sweet for $1. Support Native American Seniors through their bake sale. For more information please call Vivian Garland at 803-328-2208 or visit https://www.facebook.com/87272816029/photos/a.10150704786261030.426944.87272816029/10156204324491030/?type=3&theater

 

 

Nov. 18th

Pee Dee Indian Tribal Gathering

Saturday

11:00am

Pee Dee Indian Tribal Grounds

Bennettsville, SC

Join the Pee Dee Indian Tribe in Celebrating Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day at their tribal office and grounds located at 134 Longer Sand Road Bennettsville, SC 29512. The tribe welcomes members, friends and the public to enjoy food, music and dancing with the Tribe.

For more information, call Chief Pete Parr at 1-842-319-4435 or email at peterbluehawk@yahoo.com

 

 

Nov. 18th

4th Annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk sponsored by PAIA/Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of SC

Saturday

10:00am-12:30pm

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Ninety Six, SC

Join the PAIA/Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of SC in honoring Native American Heritage Month and Awareness Day by remembering the Trial of Tears. The Memorial Walk is located at Ninety Six National Historic Site located 1103 Highway 248 S, Ninety Six, South Carolina 29666. The Tribe will walk along the Cherokee Path at Ninety-Six Historic site to remember our people who were forced from their homes and marched to Present day Oklahoma. For more information visit

 

 

Nov. 18th

Native American Celebration at Hagood MillSaturday

10am-5pm

Hagood Mill

138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens, SC

In observance of Native American Heritage Month, we invite you to join us for a special day of milling, memories and a Native American Celebration at the Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens SC on Saturday, November 18, 2016. The Mill will be operating, rain or shine from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. There is a $5.00 parking fee for the day but admission is FREE to the Hagood Mill Site as well as the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site. All proceeds from parking go to help the Hagood Mill. This annual event celebrates our Native American history and influences. A number of groups will be represented, including individuals born and raised here as well as those who have made South Carolina their home. For more information, please visit: http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1643/native-american-celebration/

 

 

Nov. 20th

A Seat at the Thanksgiving Table

Monday

5:30 p.m.

University of South Carolina-Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Columbia, SC Russell House Intersection Multicultural Lounge

Discussion lead by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs about learning the true history of Thanksgiving and how to have hard conversations at the dinner table. Visit the OMSA website at http://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/multicultural_student_affairs/events/index.php

 

 

Dec. 2nd

Native American Art and Craft Winter Sale Saturday

9am 4pm

Native American Studies Center

USC-Lancaster

Native American Studies Center Galleries

119 South Main Street, Lancaster, SC 29721

For more information email USCLNASP@mailbox.sc.edu or call (803) 313-7172.