Activities planned for Native American Heritage Month 

Native American Heritage Month kicks off nationally on Monday, and with it comes plans for several activities at Pittsburg State University that are open to the campus and community, all organized by the PSU Native American Student Association.  

The goal: to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans, to explore issues they’ve faced and are still facing, and to foster awareness. 

Nov. 2: Cherokee Storyteller Choogie Kingfisher 
6 p.m. in the UClub, Overman Student Center 

Cherokee cultural educator and storyteller Choogie Kingfisher, who was honored as a Cherokee National Treasure, will share traditional Native American storytelling. The event is presented by the Native American Student Association and is free and open to the public. 

Nov. 2: Two-Spirit People, Part One 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on The Oval 

The Native American Student Association will have information on two-spirit people in traditional indigenous culture, as well as gender-nonconforming folk today. The group invites anyone to interact with them and identify their own gender expression and gender identity. 

Nov. 4: Two-Spirit People, Part Two 
6 to 8 pm. In the Overman Student Center Ballroom 

The Native American Student Association will share traditional roles of two-spirit people, the varying gender-nonconforming identities known today, and resources for gender-nonconforming folk on campus and in the community. The event is presented in cooperation with Students for Violence Prevention, Q-Space, and the Gender & Sexuality Association. 

Nov. 8-11: Boarding School Photo and Info. Gallery 
Second floor of Porter Hall 

Nov. 8-11 Painting in Porter 201 
Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Open each weekday when Porter Hall is open, the gallery will portray the true historical events that occurred within Native American boarding schools. These images may be disturbing to some audiences. Paint stations will be set up throughout the week; those who stop by to see the display are invited to paint their own artwork in response. All supplies will be provided.   

Nov. 30: Fry Bread Sale 
1 to 3 p.m. in The Oval 

The Native American Student Association will have fry bread on sale for $2 and sweet bread on sale for $3 while supplies last. Cash and Venmo will be accepted. 

Nov. 30: Relearning Thanksgiving 
6 p.m. at Dellinger Underground 

All are welcome to this roundtable gathering to break misconceptions about Thanksgiving. The Native American Student Association will provide sample plates of traditional Native American food including soup, sweet squash, Wojapi (a berry sauce), and fry bread. The group will accept donations to cover food costs and will host a raffle for a cozy winter care package. 

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