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.

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff
Monday, November 5, 2018
6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Solidarity Lounge
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Ruth Orta will share with us her story. Ohlone recognition, and lineage passed down from generation to generation.

Indigenous Herbalism and Healing with Sage La Pena
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
4:30 pm–6:00 pm, Rothwell Center Theater
Nomtipom Wintu ethnobotanist and certified medical herbalist, Sage La Pena has worked for years to preserve and pass along Native uses of plant medicines—from both native and introduced plants and other aspects of Traditional Ecological Knowledge connected to plants. She will bring this ancient and continuing practice to Mills College as part of the campus' Native American Heritage Month celebrations.

Native American Heritage Dinner
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 pm–7:00 pm, Founders' Commons
Join us for the annual Native American Heritage Dinner. The delicious menu includes many Native-focused dishes, and we will host Ohlone activist, Corrina Gould for a talk beginning at 5:30. The dinner is free to all students with a Mills meal plan, $12 for guests.

Andean Medicine with La Loba Loca
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 pm–7:30 pm

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