Native American Heritage Month


Native American Heritage Month takes place each November and is sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, and the Associated Students of Mills College. All events are planned and carried out by the students in the Indigenous Women's Alliance.

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff
Friday, November 1, 2019
5:00–7:00 pm, Alumni House

Native American Heritage Dinner
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
5:00 pm, Founders Commons

Indigenous Arts Festival
Sunday, November 10, 2019
11:00 am5:00 pm, Holmgren Meadow
This is a family friendly event, as well as open to the Mills community. This event will have a kid-friendly storytelling workshop, discussion of Indigenous tattoos, art workshops, and a special performance by Lakota rapper Mato Wayuhi. There will also be many other vendors as well as Wailaki's Indian Tacos!

Indigenous Women's Panel
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:008:00 pm, Student Union
Panelists: Veronica Martinez (Amah Mutsun), Hiwa Greig (Kanaka Maoli), Gemma Benton (Menominee), and Sheridan Noelani Enomoto (Kanaka Maoli).
Please join us for a discussion about different indigenous women and their participation in their communities. We will discuss art, land, and cultural preservation. This event is open to the Mills community.

Native Womxn's Comedy Night
Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:009:00 pm, Rothwell Center
Join us for a night of Native comedy and laughs. This event will be introducing Mill's very own Mel Miguel and Kelli Rutherford! Our headliner, Jackie Keliiaa is a Native stand up comic and improviser from the Bay Area. She has performed at venues such as Punchline SF, Comedy Oakland, and Tommy T's. You don't want to miss out on the laughs! All are welcome!

California Indian Basketweavers' Association Basketweaving Medallion Workshop
Saturday, November 23, 2019
10:00 am4:00 pm, Alumni House
Please join us for a workshop that carries on the California Native tradition of basketweaving. Workshop will be facilitated by Tachi Carmen and Angelina Moreno. Attendees will leave the workshop will their own medallion. Lunch will be provided. Register.

Film Screening: Warrior Women
Q&A with Madonna Thunderhawk and Mabel Ann Eagler Hunter
Monday, November 25, 2019
6:00–9:00 pm, Lisser Hall
Please join us for the film screening of "Warrior Women" which highlights the life of Native American Activist Madonna Thunderhawk. There will be a Q&A following the movie with Madonna Thunderhawk and Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter. Open to Mills community. RSVP via eventbrite.

For info, access, or dietary needs to participate fully in these events please contact or Student Access & Support Services.