Native American Heritage Month

Each November, the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change sponsors programming for Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) which celebrates and educates students, staff, faculty and allies about the diversity within over 574 tribal nations that were here before, during and after contact.

There will be a variety of events including Alternative Thanksgiving, an alternative celebration to the Thanksgiving holiday, a highlighted event sponsored collaboratively between the Native American Indigenous Peoples Cohort (NAIPC) and Native American and Indigenous Student Initiatives (NAISI).

For any questions about a particular event or NAHM programming in general, please contact Madison Eagle at 

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Madison Eagle. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

Calendar of Events November 2022


Native American and Indigenous Frybread Community Social
Date: November 15

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Ohio Union Instructional Kitchen (Basement Level)

Frybread is a unique and important cultural food for Indigenous peoples. This event gives Native American/Indigenous students an opportunity to create/nurture their Ohio State community as they would if they were at home within their tribal communities whether in an urban, reservation or traditional lands space.

While this event is open to all, it will center the experiences of Native American and Indigenous students. Space is limited; RSVP required by emailing


Alternative Thanksgiving
Date: November 21 

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Curl Viewpoint North

Alternative Thanksgiving Celebration is an open alternative event to the Thanksgiving national holiday. This is an event where friends and allies will learn about history, traditions, and current issues of Native American and Indigenous peoples with the goal to connect the campus community to the lived experiences of Native American and Indigenous peoples at OSU.

Traditional Indigenous foods will be served. Space is limited; RSVP’s required by filling out



If you would like to contribute to the Native American Heritage Month 2022 Calendar of Events, please fill out this form: Once events have been confirmed and approved, they will be added to this webpage. 


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