Students, faculty, staff and community leaders have created an exciting calendar of cultural enrichment activities to commemorate Native American Heritage Month at Foothill throughout November. Events include guest speakers, gallery exhibit, films, discussion groups and live entertainment.
Now through Nov. 27—Photo exhibit: Stanford Powwow Ceremonies. See spectacular images of the annual Stanford Native American festival taken by Foothill student Nick Hughes. Campus Center Dining Room.
Nov. 27, Noon to 1 p.m.—Medicine Road: Native Rock Band. Hear a live performance by the Medicine Road, featuring Paul Aguilar (Mayan/Yaqui), the Bay Area’s best-known Native American rock group. Campus Center Plaza.
Nov. 4, Noon to 2 p.m.—Campus Center Dining Room. Film: Smoke Signals. Award-winning Hollywood adaptation of native novelist Sherman Alexie’s celebrated story of a contemporary young Indian’s life on a reservation. Nov. 5, Noon to 1 p.m.—Lecture: Rochelle Diver (Fond du Lac), intl treaty council. Learn more about ecological issues directly impacting contemporary tribal lands and native peoples. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Nov. 6, Noon to 1 p.m.—Discussion: Two-Spirits. Explore the history and contemporary context of LGBT identity within Native American cultures. Room 3305. Nov. 13, Noon to 1 p.m.—Lecture: filmmaker Judy A. Young (Aleut): Hear from this award-winning tribal historian and documentary film-maker, and participate in a discussion of her work. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Nov. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.—Film: Power Paths. Learn about the giant coal-generated electric plants on the Navajo reservation. Co-sponsored by the Foothill Sustainability Center. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Nov. 18, 9 to 9:50 a.m.—Film: Pocahontas, The Documentary . Learn the truth behind the mythic life of the native American woman whose life inspired the legend behind the Disney film. Room 6401. Nov. 19, 11 to 11:50 a.m.—Lecture: Dr. Tharon Weighill (Chumash). Hear the history of the modern American Indian movement told from the perspective of an active participant in these ongoing civil rights struggles. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Nov. 20, Noon to 1 p.m.—Lecture: Ann-Marie Sayers (Ohlone elder). Listen and learn from an elder of the California’s nearby Ohlone tribe to learn more of her people’s stories, art, history and songs. Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313). Nov. 25, Noon to 2 p.m.—Film: Incident at Ogalala (Sioux, Lakota/Pine Ridge Reservation). Watch the award-winning documentary that details the notorious arrest, conviction and incarceration of Native American leader Leonard Peltier. Campus Center Dining Room.