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1120 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Native American INDIAN Heritage Month



November 1st

Trip to National Museum of the American Indian

Sponsors: AISU & MICA

Meet at College Park Metro @ 9:30 am. Admission is free.

RSVP to Naliyah Kaya


We will be attending the following events at the Museam:

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration 10:30AM

Sandra Cisneros on Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead 2-3PM

*Have tickets to see Kevin Hart? Don’t worry we’ll be back in time! 

November 4th

Connecting with our Native Roots Monologues

Feat. Lakota Rapper Frank Waln | Hoop Dancer Lumhe Sampson | TOTUS Spoken Word

Experiene Sponsors: AISU, MICA, TOTUS & Hoff Grant

Door Open at 6:30PM

FREE Food, t-shirts, buttons, stickers & TOTUS Note/sketch books!!!


November 6th

Diversity Feast & Film

Bring 1 canned food item and/or cultural food dish and enjoy the film CRASH!

For more info and/or to sign up for the potluck:

Doors open @7PM Nyumburu Multipurpose Room 


November 12th

Intercecciones Film Screening

Time: 12-1:30 PM

Location: MICA/LSCL Conference Room (1121 Stamp)

Sponsor: MICA

What price would you pay for paradise? And who would you be willing to take it from? The pristine archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama attracts retirees and developers from the U.S. with its crystal-clear waters and its island culture. In PARAISO FOR SALE, filmmaker, Anayansi Prado, returns to her homeland to document the effects the fast-growing migration is having on the local community.

This engaging and revealing documentary tells the personal stories of the people who call this area home and would like to keep it that way. From an American couple who’ve invested not just in their home but in their Panamanian community to a local businessman turned political hopeful and an indigenous leader fighting for his land, the characters and stories in PARAISO FOR SALE speak to the larger global issue of communities, new and old, under siege from faceless corporations.

PARAISO FOR SALE explores issues of modern day colonialism, residential tourism, global gentrification and reverse migration, by revealing that immigration between Latin America and the US is not just a one-way street.

*Sun Kissed Film Screening

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: MICA/LSCL Conference Room (1121 Stamp)


When a Navajo couple discovers their children have a disorder that makes exposure to sunlight fatal, they also learn their reservation is a hotbed for this rare genetic disease. Why? Maya Stark and Adi Lavy’s Sun Kissed follows Dorey and Yolanda Nez as they confront cultural taboos, tribal history and their own unconventional choices to learn the shocking truth: The consequences of the Navajos’ Long Walk — their forced relocation by the U.S. military in 1864 — are far from over.

*This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

November 19th

*Up Heartbreak Hill Film Screening

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: MICA/LSCL Conference Room (1121 Stamp)


Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to home. For these teens, however, home is an impoverished town on the Navajo reservation, and leaving means separating from family, tradition and the land that has been theirs for generations. Erica Scharf’s Up Heartbreak Hill is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.

*This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

November 21st-23rd

Wisdomkeepers Theater

November 22nd

Baltimore American Indian Center’s 40th Annual Powwow Native American Festival

*There will be a chartered bus leaving from UMD on Saturday Nov. 22nd for info or to RSVP contact Naliyah Kaya at