The Native American Student Association at UT with the support of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the university’s Ready for the World initiative are marking Native American Heritage Month with some special events on Saturday. An exhibition of powwow dancing in the HPER atrium will begin at 9:30 a.m.
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UT will host the inaugural regional conference of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society on April 8 and 9. Among the topics discussed will be Improving the educational, health, personal, and professional outlooks for Native Americans.
The Native American Student Association will pay tribute to veterans at its sixth annual Native American Heritage Night tomorrow. The event will include dinner, a musical performance by the Eastern Band Cherokee Northern Drum Group, and a talk by Richard Allen, a military veteran from the Eastern Band of Cherokee. The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested.
The history of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be explored next week through a public lecture and concert at UT Knoxville. The Lumbee music group “Dark Water Rising,” winners of a 2010 Native American Music award, will perform from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, in the University Center auditorium.
In the Cherokee language, “anadasgisi” means “they are gathering.” The Native American Student Association (NASA) and UT Knoxville are hosting “Anadasgisi – The Gathering of International Natives,” a traditional powwow featuring performers from across the globe on April 8 and 9 at various locations around UT campus.