SFCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Dancers from Ohkay Owingeh Community School present a deer dance.

Buffalo Dance done by a group from Santa Clara and Hopi dancers at SFCC.

Eagle Dance done by a group of Santa Clara and Hopi dancers at SFCC for Native American Heritage Month..

Opening Day: (left to right) President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos; student Lee Standing Elk and Associate Dean Brooke Gondara.

SFCC Associate Dean Brooke Gondara stands next to the red dress representing her murdered great-grandmother Elizabeth Beaverheart Akins Plenty Chief, Northern Cheyenne Nation, Montana.

Student Lee Standing Elk

Associate Dean Brooke Gondara and Lee Standing Elk, courtesy of Katherine Lewin

The Indigenous Peoples Club is organizing a series of special events to celebrate the national Native American Heritage Month.

Currently scheduled Native American Heritage Month activities:

Nov. 4 11 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Campus Center: President Becky Rowley, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Student Success Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Data Technician Marvin Gabaldon and SFCC student Jeslyn Rosetta will speak.

Nov. 5

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Second Annual Northern New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference</a>

1 p.m. Tour of campus with Keynote speaker Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, MSW, Ph.D.

Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art show

Nov. 11 to 15 Rock your mocs week.

11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Two Pueblo dance groups.

Nov. 19

10 a.m. A.J. Goldman Presentation, Campus Center

11:30 a.m. Short Films Screening, Room 216 Lecture Hall. Screening by IAIA – James Lujan, Department Chair of Cinematic Arts & Technology at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

1:30 p.m. Red Dress/Red Sand Project – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women , Courtyard

Red dresses on display beginning Nov. 4. Each represents a missing or murdered Indigenous woman.