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Rossitza Ivanova

Importance of Native American Heritage Month

Rossitza-Ivanova, Contributor November 13, 2022

As our semester rolls into November – the National Native American Heritage month – the editor of The Royal Purple has invited me to share my thoughts on the importance of this designation and on ways...

Mino-Giizhik DeBungie performs a hunting dance watched by students including UW-Whitewater criminology major Cody Wing, who is president of the Native American Cultural Awareness Association. Debungie is a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Wing is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Six members of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from Bayfield County in northern Wisconsin visited UW-Whitewater to talk with students about native culture and perform traditional dances, drumming and singing. Classes in restorative justice, American Indian studies and dance participated through the afternoon on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Honoring Indigenous People

October 11, 2020

The UW-Whitewater Native American Cultural Awareness Association (NACAA) honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, Oct. 12.  It coincides with the federal holiday of Columbus Day, however, many states...

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