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Shinnecock Portrait

Adelphi observes National Native American Heritage Month in a new way this year—thanks to several departments and campus groups, including a new student group, the Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition (IPAC).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events are online. They include:

Learning About Long Island’s Shinnecock Nation Through Art: Conversations With Jeremy Dennis
Wednesday, November 4, 1:00 –2:00 p.m.

Join award-winning Shinnecock tribal member Jeremy Dennis to discuss Shinnecock history and how it can be understood in relation to art. A self-guided tour of Jeremy Dennis’s artwork is available through January 1, 2021.

1200+: A Documentary on the Epidemic of Murder and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls
Thursday, November 12, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

1200+ is a film produced by former Grand Chief Sheila North and Leonard Yakir. New York City is home to the largest number of Native Americans and Alaska Native people of any location within the United States. This event will promote discussion and greater awareness of the missing and murdered Indigenous women epidemic and contextualize the experiences of indigenous and settler communities throughout North America. Sponsored by Adelphi University Libraries, the Department of Anthropology, the Anthropology Club, the Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition, and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Native American Art Demonstration and Discussion
Friday, November 20, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual discussion and demonstration about Native American art and culture. Panelists include native artists and alumni from the Seneca and Onondaga nations and Squamish tribe. Organized by the Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition (IPAC) and Department of Anthropology. Co-sponsors: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Art Department and the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department

Origins of Lacrosse
Tuesday, November 24, 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Discussion and Q&A about the origins of lacrosse with Native American student-athletes and Onondaga cultural leader. Panelists are from the Mohawk and Onondaga nations. Organized by Indigenous Peoples Awareness Coalition (IPAC) and Anthropology Department. Co-sponsors: Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Environmental Studies and Sciences Department

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