Native American Awareness Month to be observed in November on campus

The following is a guest post from the Intercultural Center:

A month of Native American Awareness Month events and activities will begin Nov. 4 and continue until November 22 at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest’s Intercultural Center and the Native American Student Association have announced the detailed schedule on the center’s website. Kicking off the month will be the WFU Indigenous Land Acknowledgment which will honor the land on which Wake Forest University now resides and the land on which the original campus resided. There will be an unveiling of the plaque, representatives from the North Carolina Tribal Nations, as well as performances to honor the original inhabitants of the land.

This year’s keynote event will feature Shonda Buchanan. She is the author of five books, an award-winning poet and an educator. Shonda Buchanan is the daughter of Mixed Bloods, tri-racial and tri-ethnic African American, American Indian and European-descendant families who migrated from North Carolina and Virginia in the mid-1700s to 1800s to Southwestern Michigan. Black Indian, her memoir, begins the saga of these migration stories of Free People of Color communities exploring identity, ethnicity, landscape and loss.

Other events and activities planned for the month include the Pop Up Stations in the Pit sponsored by the Harvest Culinary Group; educational documentary screenings; and special topic in recognition of Native American Awareness Month and Trans Advocacy Week learning about Two-Spirit identities and experiences sponsored by the LGBTQ+ Center; and much more.

Details are available on the Intercultural Center site.

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