Each fall, Kenyon celebrates Indigenous Heritage Month, which is annually recognized during the month of November. This month is designated to celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Indigenous communities across the continent, and we are excited to share this year's roster of virtual events with you.

Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. EDT via Zoom: The Office of Green Initiatives and ODEI will host Tara Houska for the month's keynote address. Houska is the founder of the Giniw Collective, a tribal attorney and land defender, a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, and a former advisor on Native American and Indigenous affairs to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Register to attend.
  • Monday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom: The Department of English will host an Indigenous literature reading. Attendees are invited to read a short passage of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry from one of their favorite Indigenous authors. The sign-up and Zoom links for this event will be shared in the forthcoming weeks.
Additional events for Indigenous Heritage Month will be asynchronous, which will help to ensure that more members of our community will be able to engage in these programs.
  • We encourage members of the campus community to stream "Young Lakota," which is available via Kenyon's Kanopy film streaming service. This documentary film profiles Cecilla Fire Thunder, the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux tribal nation, as she fights against a proposed law that would criminalize access to abortions in the state of South Dakota. You can stream the film via this link.
  • You are also encouraged to explore the American Indian Newspapers Database, which is also available asynchronously and on-demand via the LBIS research database system.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at odei@kenyon.edu.

Kenyon is committed to creating inclusive events. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to discuss access considerations needed to participate fully in this event.