The annual Art of Resistance showcase will celebrate Native American traditions through song, ceremonial dance, poetry and storytelling on Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public, including Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff.
The Native Americans in Tennessee Interacting at Vanderbilt (NATIVe) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Chapter at Vanderbilt University (VAISES) are presenting the showcase. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence are co-sponsoring the showcase.
The program is part of the Vanderbilt community’s observation of Native American Heritage Month, which is observed every year during the month of November. The month was established within the United States to recognize and honor the history and cultures of the first peoples who lived on this land. In Tennessee that includes the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Shawnee and many others. The heritage month also celebrates Native Americans’ impact and contributions to culture and society today. This year’s celebration also coincides with the election of the first two Native American women to Congress.
For more information on the Art of Resistance showcase, visit the program’s Anchor Link page.