Native American Student Organization celebrating heritage month

Staff Report

With November being Native American Heritage Month, the Marshall University Native American Student Organization will be showcasing Native American culture and traditions at a series of events.

“Students can expect to learn about a large portion of history that has been erased from the history books, but has caused a largely significant amount of trauma,” Autumn Lee, graduate student and president of the Native American Student Organization, said. “This is important to me because I feel that everyone should know the real history of the first nation’s peoples.”

The Native American Student Organization will be kicking off this month’s festivities with a screening of the film “Older than America” today in Drinko Library Room 402 at 5 p.m. There will be two other film screenings, including “Seed: The Untold Story” on Nov. 14 and “The Only Good Indian” on Nov. 28.

The club is also offering a luncheon featuring traditional food, dancing, a display of traditional jewelry and a guest speaker Nov. 15 in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

“Those in attendance will have a chance to enjoy authentic native food, as well as hear from a native speaker and get to see different types of dancing from the native culture,” Lee said.