NAHM is also a time to educate the campus and community about tribes, raise a general awareness about the challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and to participate in a number of Native celebrations and traditions.
Heritage months can encourage and stimulate students to be aware of and think about groups of people different than their own. It can challenge people to think outside of their comfort zones and be conscious of the hardships other groups have endured. Events and celebrations engage and teach students about a group of marginalized people in fun and interactive ways.
While the months prompt awareness, they also spark collaborations among groups across campus. These groups come together in support of one another. During Native American Heritage Month the SDIS office will collaborate with numerous offices and groups on campus to join in the celebration.
For details of events please check out our NAHM page.