Truman to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November

Truman will host several events in November to recognize Native American Heritage Month.
The first event, “Cahokia Mounds and Palmer Park,” will give students the opportunity to travel with the Multicultural Affairs Center to St. Louis, Mo., to visit Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The excursion will take place Nov. 5-6. Interested students can email Kati Smith at by Oct. 21.

A Native American dinner will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 in Ryle Hall. The free dinner will feature a traditional Native American meal to celebrate cultures and traditions.

“History, Heritage and Identity” will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. The event will feature Robbi Ferron, an Indian Elder, enrolled with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Ferron will speak of major historical events in the Native American culture, current issues and Indian identity. She has a Bachelor of Arts in art and education, a Masters in counseling and a Juris Doctorate.

Ferron has fought extensively for the Indian country on issues including Indian land rights, fetal alcohol syndrome and effect, and Indian burial sites. She has also mediated tribal court cases and served as a tribal court and appellate judge.

For more information about Native American Heritage Month, contact Smith at 785.4142.