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SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with music, dance

October 29, 2018 - University Marketing Communications

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November with a special performance by the Keitos Native American Hoop Dancers.

The event will take place at noon Nov. 14 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza, located on the SFA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"We want to recognize Native American Heritage Month by celebrating the culture of indigenous people of the Americas through education, music and dance," Jalon Berry, assistant director of OMA, said.

The purpose of Native American Heritage Month is to acknowledge the significance of this population's history, culture and contribution to this land.

Former U.S. President George H. W Bush established the commemorative month in 1990. The celebration gives Native American people the opportunity to express their concerns and find solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local areas.

For more information, visit the OMA website at www.sfasu.edu/oma.