Dancer from 2019 Native American Heritage Event at CGCC
Native American tribes and individuals have played a central role in our history. November is a time to remember, acknowledge, and celebrate the people and rich cultures whose stories are woven into the nation’s fabric. Delve into the culture and history of the indigenous peoples nationwide by attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) events during Native American Heritage Month .
The CGCC celebrations begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 4:00 PM, with basket dancers and frybread, followed by many other events throughout the month!
Indigenous Voices in STEAM series:
Wednesday, November 9th, 4:00 PM
Indigenous Voices in STEAM: Kickoff Event
Barnaby V. Lewis is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Gila River Indian Community. He is knowledgeable in the history of the GRIC including the culture, language, songs, and stories of the O'odham.
The Achem A'al Traditional Pima Basket Dancers from Gila River will perform traditional songs and traditional basket dances.
We will also be serving free food provided by local food truck, Yellowman Frybread.
Tuesday, November 15th, 4:00 PM
Indigenous Voices in STEAM: Darryl Reano
Darryl Reano is a geologist and geoscience educator from Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. He is an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 4:00 PM
Indigenous Voices in STEAM: Delia Cordero
Delia Cordero is a Civil Engineer with over 17+ years experience, currently working in the Mining Reclamation field, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Arizona. She specializes primarily in water resources, mass grading and drainage, and piping and pumping design.
Tuesday, November 29th, 4:00 PM
Indigenous Voices in STEAM: Dawn Manuelito
Dawn Manuelito of the Nde’ San Carlos Apache/ Dine’ Navajo Nations, was born and raised on the Navajo Nation in a town called Fort Defiance, AZ. Dawn Manuelito will share the stories of what it was like to be a granddaughter of a Navajo Code Talker. She calls this view, “The view through the eyes of a granddaughter of a Navajo Code Talker.”