The Maricopa Community Colleges Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month with Art, History and Discussion

Dec, 7 2021

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In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will host events at many of the Maricopa Community Colleges honoring Native American, American Indian, and Indigenous culture, traditions and heritage.

"The Maricopa Community Colleges are proud to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of our Native American and Indigenous students, as well as our campuses located on the ancestral lands and within the boundaries of many of Arizona’s tribal nations," said MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales. "Our District is committed to serving our Native American and Indigenous students with exceptional educational opportunities and targeted support, including our Hoop of Learning high-school-to-college educational pathway. We look forward to a month of continued education and honoring the traditions and histories of many tribal nations."

Events happening throughout November allow participants to explore Native American heritage through dance, song, art exhibits and installations, spoken word and stories, cuisine, film, history, traditional clothing, and discussion.

All events are open to the public, with both in-person and virtual offerings.

Indigenous Enterprise 

November 17, 2021

In-Person Event | 1 p.m.

CGCC Williams Campus

7360 East Tahoe Avenue

Mesa, AZ 85212

With dancers and singers ranging from various parts of the United States, Indigenous Enterprise is proud to represent many tribes and nations together through the rich traditions their culture presents through powwows.

Month-Long Events Calendar

November 2021

Virtual and In-Person Events

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View Estrella Mountain Community College's month-long calendar of events celebrating Native American heritage.

Native American Heritage Month Display

November 2021

In-Person Display | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Student Union

6000 West Olive Avenue

Glendale, Arizona 85302

Stop by Glendale Community College's display cases in the Student Union to view an exhibit in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Collaborative Art Project

November 2021

In-Person Event | 3 - 5 p.m.

D Building/Ceramics Studio

18401 N. 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85032 

Paradise Valley Community College invites the public to participate in a collaborative art project honoring the indigenous people who lived in and near the PVCC campus area before the modern era. The Piipaash, also known as the Maricopa people, along with the Salt River Authm people lived in this area of Phoenix. A ceramic mural will be designed, fabricated and installed by all who choose to participate. The project will be guided and informed by Native American artists Dustin Lopez and Kaily Toney.

*No art experience necessary. The artists will be available every Friday from 3 - 5 p.m. throughout the Fall 2021 semester for the creation of the mural.

Indigenous Voices

November 23, 2021

Virtual Event | 6 p.m.

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In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, join Phoenix College online to hear featured indigenous artists share their spoken word, music, and stories. This event is open to the public.

Month-Long Events Calendar

November 2021

Virtual and In-Person Events

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View Scottsdale Community College's month-long calendar of events celebrating Native American heritage.

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