Yuma, Arizona - November is National Native American Heritage Month and this year the International Team, in partnership with Northern Arizona University-Yuma Social Work students, will be holding a celebration in that honor at Arizona Western College.
First celebrated in 1990, Native American Heritage Month was established to recognize the significant contribution the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.
In an effort to grow awareness about local Native American heritage and culture, AWC and NAU-Yuma students have invited members of the Cocopah Indian Tribe and the Quechan Indian Tribe to celebrate the influence of the tribes on the AWC community. Tribal members will be performing traditional song and dance while also displaying pieces of art.
The celebration will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the 3C Breezeway on the Yuma Main Campus, 2020 S. Ave. 8E, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this free event.
The International Team, an AWC Student Organization, is comprised of those enrolled as international students as well as students interested in broadening their understanding of the world.