CSU is celebrating the history, culture, customs and philosophies of Native Americans in its month-long celebration of Native American Heritage Month.  A number of events are planned at Colorado State University during the month of November.

Schedule of Events


  • Indigenous Expressions: Featuring Community Artists

November 1st - 22nd: Morgan Library, First National Bank Gallery
This art exhibit features local, indigenous community artists including CSU alumni, current students and community members. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

  • Sand Creek Massacre: History and historical site

Monday, November 4th,12:30 - 2 p.m. , Lory Student Center, Room 220-222

  • 'The Lived Experiences of a Basket Maker' - Linda Aguilar

Wednesday, November 6th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Microbiology Building, Room 108
Linda Aguilar is a Chumash basket maker who uses traditional techniques to create her unique horsehair and waxed thread baskets.

  • Native American/Indigenous Studies scholars: A colloquium featuring CSU researchers

November 7th, 13th and 19th,12:30 - 1:30 p.m. , Morgan Library Event Hall
The CSU Libraries' brown bag series will highlight scholars on campus who are researching topics in Native American/Indigenous Studies.

  • Food Sovereignty - Rachel Vernon

Tuesday, November 12th, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 230
Rachel Vernon is a graduate student in the Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University. Her academic work is centered upon community owned food systems, in particular, Indigenous people and their relationship to food. T

  • Documentary Film: “Young Lakota”

Wednesday, November 13th, 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 13, Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room
“Young Lakota” follows the emotional journey of Sunny Clifford, a young Lakota woman who returns to the Pine Ridge Reservation with a dream to change the world around her.  Young Lakota premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, Nov. 25, 8 - 9 p.m. on PBS.

  • Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) and Project Runway finalist

Thursday, November 14th, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room
Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) is a traditional native woman who creates boldly hip designs with a quality of timeless elegance.

  • Bobby Gonzalez

Thursday, November 14th, 7 p.m., Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 103
Bobby Gonzalez is a nationally known multicultural speaker, storyteller and poet.

  • Aspen Grille – Featured Native American dishes

November 14th & 15th, 11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Lory Student Center Aspen Grille
Make your reservations at the LSC Aspen Grille to enjoy lunch specials prepared by Chef Garrett Overlee. For reservations, call (970)491-7006 or visit the Aspen Grill website at www.sc.colostate.edu/aspen-grille.aspx.

  • "Using qualitative inquiry to explore racial micro-aggressions and indigenous people" - Roe Bubar, Associate Professor

Thursday, November 14th, 6 - 7 p.m., Microbiology Room 108
Roe Bubar, J.D. is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies with a joint appointment in the School of Social Work and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s Studies.

  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – American Indian Market

December 7th & 8th,10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 408 Mason Ct., Fort Collins, Colo.
Some of the finest Native American artists will be at the Museum displaying, talking about, and selling their work.

[Colorado State University]

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