2021 Native American Heritage Month- Calendar of Events

Join and Support the amazing line up of free, community virtual events hosted by Community Tribal Partners!

November 1

9:00 am (PST)
Braiding Sweetgrass with the Sioux YMCA
The Sioux YMCA invites you to join staff, volunteers and community members in discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by author Robin Wall Kimmerer to kick-off Native American Heritage Month.

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November 2

4:00 pm (PST)
Why We Serve - Native Americans in the Armed Services - Meet the Authors
Authors Alexandra Harris and Mark Hirsch from Smithsonian's Museum of the American Indian will discuss their recent book 'Why We Serve."

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November 3-5

9:00 am - 2:30 pm (PST)
Mother Nation Healing the Spirit Gathering - November 2021
A gathering of Indigenous storytellers, traditional healers, wellness and recovery teachings, and laughter as medicine, are all offered over this 3-day virtual/online gathering.

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November 6

11:00 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
Day Break Star Restoration Planting Parties
In partnership with United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and Green Seattle Partnership, Na'ah Illahee Fund is organizing three Community Forest Restoration Planting Parties at Daybreak Star Cultural Center! Due to covid restrictions, we are asking for a max of 30 participants per day, the first 20 to register and who participate, will receive a $100 gift card!

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November 14-20

Rock Your Mocs 2021
Established 2011, Rock Your Mocs, is a worldwide Native American & Indigenous Peoples social media event held annually and during National Native American Heritage Month in the U.S. A.. People wear their moccasins, take a photo/video/story, add hashtag #RockYourMocs and upload to social media. Click on the #RockYourMocs to see what’s happening worldwide!


November 15

6:00 pm (PST)
Blue Jay Festival 2021 Opening by Na’ah Illahee Fund
Hosted by NIF's E.D. Susan Balbas, come learn about the history of our annual Blue Jay Festival with special guest Black Belt Eagle Scout.

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November 16

6:30 pm (PST)
A night of Storytelling with Fern Naomi Renville and Roger FernandesEastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) invites you to a night of storytelling with Fern Naomi Renville and Roger Fernandes. Contact Mary Wilber at Mwilber@lwsd.org for Zoom Link. ENAEP serves Native/Alaska Native students in Bellevue, Lake Washington and Northshore School District.

 

12:00 pm (PST)
Sovereign Futures Cohort Panel
The inaugural Sovereign Futures Cohort focused on leadership development, environmental justice, and community networking for 11 rural and urban Indigenous people. Join us as past cohort members come together and talk about their experiences with the program.

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6:00 pm (PST)
Indigenous Storytelling
Come and listen to the stories being told by our Indigenous Storytellers and their relationships to them.

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November 17

12:00 pm (PST)
Beader’s Social
A meeting space during the lunch hour where folks can come and chat all things beading. This is not a beadwork market or a troubleshooting hour or a class teaching anything, more so just an open space for community to discuss this particular topic.

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (PST)
Palm Harbor Musuem Native American Cultural Artifacts
Educator of Native American history, Dr. Roger Block explains Native American heritage and spirituality as expressed through more than two dozen cultural artifacts that he has collected or been gifted in over three decades working with Native Americans on the Great Plains and in the American Southwest.

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6:00 pm (PST)
Indigenous Storytelling
Come and listen to the stories being told by our Indigenous Storytellers and their relationships to them.

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November 18

12:00 pm (PST)
Food Sovereignty Panel
As a part of our Native Community Crisis Response this year, we dispersed grants to Indigenous people in the PNW doing food sovereignty work. Hear from our past grant recipients about their post grant experiences and projects.

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6:00 pm (PST)
Indigenous Storytelling
Come and listen to the stories being told by our Indigenous Storytellers and their relationships to them.

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6:30 pm (PST)
DRCC - 20 Years and Beyond: Healing, Protecting, Transforming
A Duwamish river cleanup coalition anniversary celebration.

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November 19

6:00 pm (PST)
Spirit Of Indigenous Leadership Awards
Join us to honor and lift up this year’s Leadership Award recipients, followed by interviews.

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November 20

1:00 pm (PST)
Youth Panel
Listen in to a group of youth from our programming have a conservation about topics meaningful to them.

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11:00 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
Day Break Star Restoration Planting Parties
In partnership with United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and Green Seattle Partnership, Na'ah Illahee Fund is organizing three Community Forest Restoration Planting Parties at Daybreak Star Cultural Center! Due to covid restrictions, we are asking for a max of 30 participants per day, the first 20 to register and who participate, will receive a $100 gift card!

Register Here

 

8:30 am (PST)
Celebrate! with Wampanoag Nation Singers & Dancers
Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a dance in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

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November 22

5:00 pm (PST)
No More Silence – Panel Discussion
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) is a movement to bring recognition to this epidemic affecting Native women and girls. Join us for an intimate panel discussion with Indigenous community leaders, family members and MMIW experts, about the current issues surrounding MMIW and the institutional practices that allow them to go missing in life, in the media, and in the data.

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6:30 pm (PST)
Let’s make Frybread with Chef Joseph J Newman
Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) invites you to make your own “FryBread” in your home. Frybread was created 155 years ago as a way to survive, and after three generations, a Native American food movement is gaining momentum to put this food in its proper place in history and shift its reputation as traditional Native food. Contact Mary Wilber at Mwilber@lwsd.org for Zoom Link.

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