Native American Heritage Month 2022



List of Events:

Indigenous Arts Festival

Stop by the Indigenous Arts Festival and shop with vendors such as Texas Tribal Buffalo, Yanawana Herbolarios, Society of Native Nations, and SW Workers Union, then grab a bite at the Rez Food Truck. Indigenous artist Rudy Herrera, whose work includes the largest mural in San Antonio, will also craft a live art piece with students and speak in classes.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 3

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Location: SAC Mall


Native American Heritage Month Kick-off

Join the SAC community in kicking off the first-ever Native American Heritage Month with a land acknowledgment, blessing, and Native American songs facilitated by American Indians of Texas of the Spanish Colonial Missions (AITSCM). We will also unveil a Native American Student Survey

Date: Thursday, Nov. 3

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Location: SAC Mall


Land Acknowledgment Presentation

Catch a presentation by Rudy De La Garza and attend a workshop on the practice of using land acknowledgments.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Location: MLC 4th floor lecture area


De-colonizing Our Minds and Rehumanizing Our Lives

Become rooted, energized, and connected to others by joining this session. A traditional Indigenous Medicine Practitioner will facilitate experiences to nurture participants in restoring their dignity and cultivating their root power through songs and music.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Location: MLC 4th floor lecture area


Meet and Greet for Native American Students

Gather with other Native American students to enjoy refreshments and chat. Invitation only, please.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Location: MLC 4th floor lecture area


Native Pathways Workforce & Training Program Informational

Native Pathways, funded by the Department of Labor through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), strives to assist Native Americans with training and/or employment opportunities.

Join us for this informational session as Celeste Munoz, program coordinator,  provides an overview of program requirements and the application process.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: Zoom



Creating Culturally Safe Spaces for Indigenous Populations

Arizona State University will present this online seminar facilitated by Turquoise Devereaux, founder of Indigenous Skye. The event will be on Zoom.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 17

Time: 12:15 to 1:40 p.m.



Indigenous Healing Practices Workshop

Owner of La Luna Botanica, Diane Leven will speak on her journey into indigenous healing practices. At the end of her session, she will provide an opportunity to purchase some of her healing oils and herbs.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 29

Time: 10 to 11 a.m. 

Location: MLC 4th floor lecture area


SAC Native American Heritage Month 2022 Zoom Background

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The main graphic for SAC’s Native American Heritage Month contains a photograph of a member of the Ottertrail Singers who performed a grass dance during SAC's 2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day commemoration. The photograph is used by permission in college promotional print, electronic and video materials.