Native American Heritage Month events and more

Native American Heritage Month will be celebrated with several November events in Fort Collins, but so far there are no events scheduled for Cheyenne.

Throughout the country Native American communities celebrate their heritage during the month of November with gatherings and school programs. In 1990, then President George H.W. Bush declared November to be Native American Heritage Month. For nearly 100 years, American Indians have asked that a month be set aside to honor Native Americans for their cultural and historical legacy of the indigenous people of what is now the United States. In 2009, Congress passed and President Bush signed legislation designating the Friday following Thanksgiving Day as Native American Heritage Day and the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month.

At this time, there are no known events in Cheyenne to celebrate either Native American Heritage Day or month.

In years past, the Southeast Wyoming Inter-tribal Powwow Association sponsored events in Cheyenne, but the group is no longer active in the community.  

Jan Iron, president of the Northern Colorado Inter-tribal Powwow Association, said that the Fort Collins and Colorado State University communities will be holding several events:

Colorado State University 36th Annual AISES Powwow. Scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the CSU Native American Cultural Center. The event will feature powwow dancers, drum groups, food, vendors, social events and more.

Native American Cultural Center Open House at Colorado State. Scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Attendees are invited to enjoy a movie, popcorn, hot chocolate, apple cider and meet the North Star Peer Monitors, a program designed to match new students with current students to help the transition to CSU.

Harvest Dinner. Scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at a location to be determined. This event will introduce attendees to the “Indigenous Food Revolution” to learn how the earth teaches and how food is medicine.

For more information on Native American Heritage Month events, go to the Native American Cultural Center’s website at


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