In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Waubonsee Community College is hosting programs to educate and raise awareness about the heritage, culture, traditions, and customs of the First Nations people. Community members are invited to these free events to learn about Native American tribes; the unique challenges, past and present, that Native people have faced; and how tribal citizens have worked to overcome these challenges.
- “Reel Resilience: Indigenous Stories”: Come and join us for a film screening that celebrates the rich indigenous cultures of Native Americans. Attendees will have the opportunity to create cultural crafts inspired by the traditional artistry of indigenous communities while viewing the film. The screening will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at noon in the Student Center of the college’s Sugar Grove Campus.
- “Honoring Native Heritage: A Waubonsee Pow Wow”: Join us on Friday, Dec. 1 at noon, in the Student Center of the Sugar Grove Campus, for a vibrant and captivating celebration of Native American Heritage Month as we honor the rich history of indigenous cultures that have shaped our nation’s history. This Pow Wow celebration will include cultural performances, traditional foods, exquisite crafts, and more. The event is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Native American traditions.
For more details on these events, visit waubonsee.edu/NAHM.
Pictured above: Scholar, author, and member of the Potawatomi nation, George Godfrey, speaks to attendees at Waubonsee’s 2022 Native American History Month celebration. Godfrey shared his experience as the President of the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association and the Trail of Death Caravan, as well as information on his historical and science fiction books.