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Diversity Inclusion Calendar Highlights
Native American Heritage Month (also known as National American Indian Heritage Month) celebrates the contributions and achievements of Native Americans. This November multicultural calendar gives you the chance to engage in issues related to the LGBTQ+, international, religious, Native American and Black communities. Native American Heritage Month was established in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, who approved a joint resolution designating the celebration. It’s the best time of the year to note the important contributions of Native Americans, and the unique challenges they’ve faced in the past and present.
In addition to some general data from National websites, Sandhills Community College is giving the spotlight to two of our State’s Native American Communities each week, as we celebrate Native American Heritage throughout the month of November. This week, we would like to draw your attention to the Coharie Tribe and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation:
Centrally located in Clinton, where their NC headquarters is located, “the Coharie Indian Tribe descends from the aboriginal Neusiok Indian Tribe on the Coharie River in Harnett and Sampson counties. The community consists of four settlements: Holly Grove, New Bethel, Shiloh and Antioch.”
The Tribe has roughly 2,700 members, 20 percent of which reside outside their tribal communities. According to early historical records, “the tribe sought refuge from hostilities from both English colonists and Native peoples, moving to this area between 1729 and 1746 from the northern and northeastern part of the state.”
Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation:
According to the Cherokee people, “the Creator brought them to their home in the Mountains of western North Carolina.” Kituwah Mound in Swain County is the location of their first village site. At that site, “the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians formed a government to oppose the removal of the Cherokee Nation from the east, known as the Trail of Tears.” When their kinsmen were forced to go westward to Oklahoma, the members of the Eastern Band chose to remain in North Carolina.
Currently, their home is the 56,000-acre Qualla Boundary, which lies adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The tribe has more than 15,000 enrolled members, with over 60 percent of their community living on the Boundary. The Qualla Boundary includes many of the other communities, like the town of Cherokee. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort can be found in Cherokee and is one of tribes largest employers.
Please click on the links below for more information:
Please stop in the Boyd Library to view our Native American Heritage display
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. BLUE is the color to flaunt this November.
11/14/2020: Diwali Diwali is a Hindu holiday celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains worldwide. It’s a five-day festival of lights that may coincide with harvest and new year celebrations. Diwali celebrates different gods and goddesses, highlighting the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
11/16: Dutch American Heritage Day The United States and the Netherlands have a longstanding friendship, commemorated on November 16th each year. This holiday dates back to November 16, 1776, when the Netherlands was one of the first countries to recognize the United States as a sovereign nation. As a result, Congress declared a national holiday!
11/19: SCC Celebrates Native Pride with guest speaker lecturer: Dr. Leslie Locklear. Her Topic will be Who’z Ya People: Understanding Southeast American Indians via Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 952 6502 7732
Time: 1:00 PM
11/20: Transgender Day of Remembrance Established in 1999, it honors all transgender people who have lost their lives in anti-transgender violence. The day is a vigil to honor the memory of transgender woman Rita Hester. You can participate by attending and/or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor those lost to transgender violence.
11/30: Birthday of Shirley Chisholm Happy Birthday to Shirley Chisholm! In 1968, she became the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. She represented New York’s 12th congressional district. In 1972, she was the first Black candidate for a majority party’s nomination for the president of the United States, as well as the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.
Ted Talk links on the Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom:
Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students:
|SCC Diversity Committee Members 2020-2021|
|Associate Professor Madie Ash|
|Associate Dean Kimberly Blue|
|Professor Sarah Bumgarner|
|Faculty Secretary Dana Cuellar|
|Professor Matthew Dial|
|AVP Human Resources Wendy Dodson|
|VP Germaine Elkins|
|HR Specialist Marina Figueroa|
Dr. Maulin (Chris) Herring
|Associate Professor Johnnerlyn Johnson|
|Professor Cathy Kruska|
|Dr. Celethia McMillian|
|Instructor Alex Patti|
|Associate Professor William "Bill" Pope
|Professor Daniel Regalado|
|Instructor Sue Sheets|
|Professor Nevius Toney|
|Dean Julie Voigt|
|Professor Kim Wade|
|Associate Professor Wei Xiong|
|SCC Ethnic Race Demographics|
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|Foreign||10||less than 1%||0||0|
|Hawaiin/Pac Isl||8||less than 1%||0||0|
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