NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a performance by the Great Promise for American Indians.
The event will take place at noon Nov. 13 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.
“On this campus, Native American students comprise a little less than 1% of the population. Although that number is small, we must realize the importance of understanding all cultures represented in society and especially SFA,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “In addition, there is Native American tribal land located within East Texas. It is important not only to understand Native American history, but also to work to preserve it. "
Native American Heritage Month gives American indigenous people the opportunity to express their concerns and find solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local areas. The celebration also recognizes the significant contributions the first Americans made to establish and grow the United States. Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush established the commemorative month in 1990.
For more information, visit the OMA website at www.sfasu.edu/oma.