As Chatham is a campus full of rich diversity, we celebrate all sorts of cultures and faiths on campus. November is Native American Indian Heritage Month, and Chatham has established several on-campus events to celebrate.
A traditional Native American tradition is the telling of folklore, which the Global Citizen LLC had set up to kick off NAIHM festivities, with storytelling and cultural information for students curious about Native American History.
Additionally, Chatham will be hosting climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez in Café Rachel on November 12. Martinez is renowned for his discussion of climate change on a higher level, starting to advocate for the cause at only six years old. While young, he has embraced both his culture and his passion for environmental sustainability, something that Chatham greatly stands for. The event has no admission fee.
On the following Saturday, November 14, Chatham will be hosting a day at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for students. The event will provide a great experience to students, especially with the newest Native American artifact; a Tlingit Totem Pole by Tommy Joseph is now a permanent exhibition at the Natural History museum, providing stories of the Eagle Clan that have been passed down for generations. The exhibit is quite new, so students who are interested but unable to attend need not worry since it will be around for many months to come.
All in all, Chatham is providing several great opportunities to get involved this Native American Indian Heritage Month and urges you to come out to support these events.