Students lead effort to recognize American Indian culture

American Indian woman smiling

The history, cultures and contributions of American Indian communities are being celebrated across the ASU community during American Indian Culture Week. The university-wide celebration includes various events that highlight American Indian student organizations and raise awareness about American Indian culture and heritage.

The event is organized entirely by ASU student leaders, who are working to cultivate a rich learning environment highlighting the progression and success of American Indian people.

“The American Indian Culture Week celebration is a great opportunity to raise awareness to the larger population of our current status,” said Justin Hongeva, facilitator of the student-run American Indian Council at ASU. “This is an opportunity to demonstrate resilience as a strong community and use education to empower our communities.”

American Indian Culture April 2014

Shots for Health: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Sunday, April 6, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun Devil Fitness Complex, Gold Gym, Tempe campus

Lecture “Moving Beyond the Asterisk: The University’s Role in Enabling Native Student Success”
Thursday, April 10, 6 p.m.
Memorial Union, Pima room, Tempe campus
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Ms./Mr. Indian Arizona State University Pageant
Saturday, April 12, 4-7 p.m.
Memorial Union, Pima, Tempe campus

Mentor U @ ASU Networking Mixer
Tuesday, April 15, 6-8 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton, 1333 S. Rural Rd., Tempe

NATIONS Indigenous Resilience III Art Show
Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus

AIGSA Fashion Showcase
Thursday, April 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Old Main Lawn, Tempe campus

28th Annual Pow Wow at ASU
Friday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 20, 5 p.m.
ASU Band Practice Field, Tempe campus
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NAAC Annual Spring Breakfast & Social
Saturday, April 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
ASU Karsten Golf Course, Tempe

Alpha Pi Omega 5th Annual Art and Film Festival 
Thursday, April 24, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
>Memorial Union, Cochise and Pima Rooms, Tempe campus

Cal Seciwa Leadership Banquet
Sunday, May 2, 6-8:30 p.m.
Old Main Ballroom, Tempe campus

For more information, contact Gloria Noronha-Peschau at 480-727-0840.