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Native American History Month Kick-Off
November 2nd @ 2:00pm in Will Rogers Room
UCO's official kick-off to Native American Heritage month with keynote speaker Chance Rush. Learn more detail about all the great programs scheduled for Native American Heritage Month 2016.

 Frybread Social
November 7th @ 6:00pm at the International House
A contemporary twist to a traditional Native American food called frybread. The frybread is the same but you can top with your choice of desserts including ice cream, chocolate, whipped cream, cookie pieces, sprinkles, etc. Come out, socialize, and make dessert frybread!

"The Struggle for Schools: Education in Indian Territory" – Brown Bag Event
November 8th @ 11:00am in LAR 211
This interactive discussion that addresses the challenges students experience in Indian Territory. This is a brown bag event hosted by Dr. Steineker

ODI Film Series “The Empire of Dirt”
November 8th @ 7:00pm at Pegasus Theatre
The film stars Cara Gee as Lena, a young single First Nations mother struggling to bridge the generation gap with her daughter Peeka and her mother Minerva.

NASA Craft Night: Shawl Making
November 9th @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NASA Craft Night: Shawl Making
**There are a limited number of space. Please click here to RSVP***

Keynote Speaker: Donovin Sprague
November 10th @ 2:00pm in Will Rogers Room
Please join us in welcoming Donovin Sprague, a direct descendent of Touch the Clouds. Touch the Clouds was a chief of the Minneconjou Teton Lakota known for his bravery and skill in battle, physical strength and diplomacy in counsel. After his presentation, there will be an optional trip to the Touch the Clouds statue at the front of campus.
Optional visit to Touch the Statue immediately following weather allowing

Native Fit Class
November 16th @ 6:30pm in the NUC Ballrooms
Instructor: Rojer Johnson
Native American populations are more likely to be overweight than any other minority groups. For this reason, we wanted to create a fit class to demonstrate home exercises that anyone can easily do with a native twist.

Dr. Palmer Film Night
November 17th @ 6p.m. in LAR Pegasus Theater
A screening of films by Dr. Jeffery Palmer.Reception to follow screening. 

Native American Hand Game Tournament
November 18th @ 6:00-10:00pm - NUC Ballrooms

A Hand Game is a Native American style game that's sole purpose is to bring together a large group of people through teamwork. This hand game tournament will be used to connect with the community and other native students in higher education, share ideas, and have a night full of fun.

Miss Native American UCO Reception 
November 21st @ 1:00pm - NUC Ballroom C
Join us as we celebrate Miss Native American UCO 2017. Miss Native American UCO not only represent the University of Central Oklahoma, but they are a liaison to the Native American community. Join us for great food and fellowship during this come and go reception of Miss Native American UCO.

True Meaning of Thanksgiving
November 22nd @ 12:00pm in the Ballrooms
This will be an event for all students, faculty, staff, and the community to learn more about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Dance Troup
November 30th @ 6:00pm in LAR Pegasus Theater
To wrap up Native American Heritage Month a Native American dance troop will come to the UCO campus for a night of cultural exposure to Native American dance styles. The purpose of this is to emphasize the unique dance styles of the Native American culture. There will be a reception to follow to ask questions, and meet the dancers. Please come out for a night of learning, and experience Native American dancing.

Contact Us

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  • 100 N. University Drive NUC BOX 321
  • Edmond, OK 73034
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