The UNM Native American Studies (NAS) program hosts a lineup of events in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.  

American Indian Heritage Month occurs annually in November. The month acknowledges important contributions of American Indians in the United States. The month also raises awareness about historical and present challenges which face Indigenous communities.

The mission of UNM NAS is to honor Indigenous experiences and strengthen Native Nations and sustainable communities through academic excellence. NAS at UNM offers various courses and degrees within the subject.

This year, NAS announced events to spread awareness during American Indian Heritage Month, including:

NAS M.A. Roundtable

  • A virtual event for current M.A. students, NAS, and faculty to discuss the M.A. degree and recruiting strategies for students.
  • The event will be held Nov.10 from 10 a.m. to 12p.m.
  • Click here to RSVP.

More than Words: Beyond Land Acknowledgements Webinar

  • The webinar discusses the importance of land acknowledgements, how UNM shows tribal land commitment, and more.
  • Nov. 17 from 12 p.m to 1:30p.m.
  • Visit the NAS website for more details and a link.

There's more educational, social, cultural, and artistic programming scheduled this month on the American Indian Student Services website to engage the university community in learning more about the Indigenous experience and perspective.

In addition to AISS and NAS, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will hold events throughout November.

For more information, visit their website.