Month's Events to Honor American Indians
Coinciding with Native American Heritage Month, the Arizona State Museum held its second annual live graffiti and street art show featuring artists from tribal communities.
"Neoglyphix: The Original All Indigenous Aerosol Art Exhibition" included live music, performances, demonstrations, poetry slams and artwork. The exhibition will be on display through Nov. 29, toward the end of November's Native American Heritage Month.
Also during the month, several other University of Arizona departments and student organizations are hosting events, including discussions, a film screening, a luncheon, fundraising events and tailgating before the Nov. 14 football game vs. Utah.
The month's events include:
- Nov. 4: The Indigicat Student Association is hosting its Indian Taco Sale on the UA Mall, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The student-led organization exists to enrich the educational experience of American Indians.
- Nov. 6: The "Walk in Beauty, Walk in Balance" spiritual symposium will be held in the Ventana Room of the Student Union Memorial Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by the Native American Student Association, the event will address issues related to colonization, native traditions, social justice and ways to maintain life balance.
- Nov. 7: Native American College Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center ballroom. The event is designed to inform American Indian high school students about higher education and college life.
- Nov. 7: Comedian Jim Ruel will present at 6 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center. Ruel is Los Angeles-based standup comedian who has gained national and international attention.
- Nov. 10: "Native Women in Higher Education" will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 205 of the Nugent Building.
- Nov. 13: The Tohono O'odham Student Association is hosting "#NativeLivesMatter," a 6-8 p.m. talk with Native journalist Simon Moya-Smith (Oglala-Chicano) and Nellie Jo David (Tohono O'odham), who holds a Juris Doctorate and a certificate in indigenous law and policy. The event will be held in the Tucson Room in the Student Union Memorial Center.
- Nov. 19: A screening of the film "Highway to Tears" will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Women's Resource Center.
Also, UA journalism major Maxi Ruan produced a short film on the work of Apache artist Doug Miles, who speaks about his art and gives advice to young artists.