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Native American Student Organization celebrating heritage month

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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.

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