TCC Announces Native American Heritage Month Events

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) Tarrant County College campuses will host numerous events in November in observance of Native American Heritage Month.
The Northeast Campus, 828 Harwood Road, Hurst, features several lunchtime sessions in the Larry Darlage Center Corner, NSTU 1615A, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Presentations include:

  • Nov. 4, Academic Advisor Marjeanna Burge will present “Creating Understanding from a Native Perspective,” an overview of the history of the indigenous people of the United States and how it relates to present-day Native people.
  • Government Professor Lisa Uhlir will speak on Nov. 12 about the violations of Native human rights with the “Indian Boarding School Project, the Final Solution.”

On Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, Native Elder Cliff Quetone will erect a tipi and answer questions during a cultural celebration. Additionally, the Bear Claw Drum Group will perform traditional Native songs at the tipi.
At the Northwest Campus, Native American heritage will be celebrated on Nov. 20 from 10:45 am to 12:45 p.m. In the bookstore lobby in the Student Center (WSTU) musician and composer and former TCC student Alisa Tomlinson will perform Native American flute music and display her personal collection of Native American clothing. The Northwest Campus is located at 4801 Marine Creek Parkway.
Also on Nov. 20, Southeast Associate History Professor Greg Kosc will discuss the Native American influence on the Civil Rights Movement. The presentation is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Judith J. Carrier Library, Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington.
At the Trinity River Campus, Juanita Pahdopony, former interim president of the Comanche Nation College, will deliver the keynote address at the 25th Leadership eXperience Summit: Accidental Leadership on Nov. 21. The event is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Action A, TRTR 4102. Following the keynote address, participants may select a breakout session to attend. The event is free but reservations are required at
Native American Heritage Month Events 2014