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Recognizing Native American Heritage Month at SU

November 01, 2022 |

Dances, discussion and dinners are all part of Syracuse University’s celebrations honoring and recognizing Native American Heritage Month. Check out their upcoming events posted below:

Lacrosse – Learn to Play
Learn about the Native history of lacrosse with Neal Powless, an Onondaga lacrosse player. After the discussion, the SU Club Lacrosse Team will lead a learn-to-play game of lacrosse. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. The discussion will be held in room 200 of 113 Euclid Ave, and the game will be held at the Women’s Building Field.

Rock Your Mocs Week
A tradition of Native Heritage Month, Rock Your Mocs Week, which lasts from Sunday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 19, honors Indigenous peoples and ancestors. Native peoples are encouraged to wear their moccasins and upload photos or videos of them to social media with the hashtag #RockYourMocs.

Snipe Clan Botanicals Salve-Making Workshop
Taught by SU alumna Sateiokwen Bucktooth, this workshop will teach participants how to make an all-purpose salve, which can be used for dry skin, eczema, burns and more, from the Snipe Clan. The event is limited to 15 people and requires registration. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 113 Euclid Ave. room 300.

Queer & Indigenous
Join the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a discussion on the intersections of being Indigneous and queer, and a small beading demonstration. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Native Heritage Month Closing Ceremony
Join the Indigenous community at SU to round out Native Heritage Month and give thanks at the Native Heritage Month Closing Ceremony. The event will include a celebratory dance, a reception and display of Native students’ art. The ceremony will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at Skybarn.