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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Several events will be hosted in Plattsburgh throughout November in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

All events are co-hosted by the SUNY Plattsburgh Anthropology Department, the Anthropology Club and the Multicultural Alliance.

“How the Mohawks Saved Canada During the War of 1812” lecture by Doug George-Kanentiio on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Krinovitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. George-Kanentiio is an author, activist and lecturer from Akwesasne. He is a member of the Mohawk Nation.

A musical performance featuring traditional Iroquoian and contemporary songs by Joanne Shenandoah on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Glitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Shenandoah is a Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter who has traveled all over the world to perform and is a member of the Oneida Nation.

A live Inuit throat-singing performance will accompany the documentary “Nanook of the North” by Tanya Tagaq on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Glitz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tagaq, a multi-award winning international singer, is the 2014 recipient of the Polaris Prize for Album of the Year in Canada and is Inuit from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada.

A musical performance by singing/songwriting duo Eddy and Kim Lawrence on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at 30 City Hall Place.

These events are free to the public and funded by the Grant and Sally Webb Endowment through the Plattsburgh College Foundation the Presidents Speakers Series through the College Auxiliary Service and Honors Program.

“I hope to make this celebration an annual event so people can learn about the diversity among Native Peoples of North America and their important contribution to our world,” said Chris Wolff, co-organizer and a faculty member in the anthropology department.

For more information about each of these events contact Wolff at [email protected] or 518-564-4005.

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