November is Native American Month. I did not know that until I attended the Turtle Island Dream Keepers meeting on campus a couple of weeks ago. Diversity is about tolerance, understanding, and celebration. The United States is the greatest country in the world because of our diversity, we become greater and better as our diversity grows and as we allow for more expression of our differences.
To commemorate and celebrate Native American Month, I contacted the Turtle Island Dream Keepers and several self-identified Native American students on campus. We have planned the following: a display of Native American artifacts, up today in the glass case of Building A, and a panel discussion on Wednesday November 6, on Native American names and mascots in sports (a topic that is very much in the news these days – think Washington Redskins). There will be other events throughout the month. So join me as we celebrate our diversity during Native American month.