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Native American Heritage Month Kickoff

Keynote Speaker, Hickory Starr, Jr. will discuss his role in bringing Indian Health Services to Lawton, OK.

November 1, 12:00pm-1:30pm

NUC, Ballroom A

Native Fit Class

Trainers from OKC Indian Health Clinic Wellness Center will lead an exercise class.

November 2, 5:00pm-6:00pm

NUC, Ballroom A

Frybread Social

Enjoy networking with the UCO community over Indian Tacos. Co-sponsored by UCO Native American Faculty Staff Association.

November, 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm

NUC, Cherokee Room, 213

Hand Games Tournament

Students from Oklahoma universities will compete to see who has the best Hand Game team for 2017.

November 4, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Ballroom A

4th Annual Miss Native American UCO Scholarship Pageant

Come cheer on contestants to see who will be crowned the next Miss Native American UCO. Free to UCO students. $7 for non-UCO students.

November 5, 7:00pm-10:00pm

NUC, Constitution Hall

Author Presentation: Native Americans in Higher Ed

Dr. Heather Shotton, the primary author who edited, Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education, will give a presentation on Native American students to the UCO campus community. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning (CETTL). Registration is required. Register at

November 8, 12:00pm-1:30pm

NUC, Carl Albert Room, 300 

Stickball Exhibition

Learn how to play a traditional Native game. Sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation.

November 8, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Plunkett Park

Movie Night: This May Be the Last Time

Set in Oklahoma, This May Be the Last Time reveals the rich history of powerful hymns and their use in Native communities in times of worship, joy, tragedy, and hope as they search facts of a mysterious death.

November 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm

NUC, Heritage Room

Stomp Dance Demonstration

Join in fellowship as students have the opportunity to learn how to stomp dance. Dinner at 5:00pm. Dance at 6:00pm

November 11, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Wantland Hall Gym

Native Fit Class

Trainers from OKC Indian Health Clinic Wellness Center will lead an exercise class.

November 15, 5:00pm-6:00pm

NUC, Ballroom A

Lessons in Leadership: Tony Dearman, Director of Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Interior

Lessons in Leadership is UCO’s unique speaker series which features outstanding metro, state, national, and global leaders. Co-sponsored by Leadership Central and UCO Native American Faculty Staff Association.

November 21, 9:30am-10:30am

Constitution Hall

True Meaning of Thanksgiving

Discussion regarding historical significance of Thanksgiving and how it has evolved to present-day traditions.

November 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm

International House

Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe (not solidified)

November 30, 12:00pm-1:30pm




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