ECC invites the community to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

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Published 11/14/2023
The Black Hawke Dance Troupe performed during a LHM event celebrating Indigenous heritage.

The Black Hawke Dance Troupe performed during a LHM event celebrating Indigenous heritage.

Elgin Community College celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November with movie screenings, storytelling, and discussions honoring Native American and Indigenous people and their culture. 

Events for Native American Heritage Month will be at ECC’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Ill. The public is welcome to attend.

“We are excited to have our inaugural observance of Native American Heritage Month,” said Erik Enders, student life coordinator for student equity. “As an institution with a rich multiethnic and multicultural makeup, acknowledging the experiences, contributions, and impact of Native and Indigenous people is vital to the growth and enrichment of our local and campus communities.”

Native American Heritage Month events include the following:

“Essential Voyage”

Thursday, November 16

2 to 3:30 pm

Building B, Room B180

Join the screening of “Essential Voyage: Indigenous Wisdom Will Save Us All,” an environmental short film by filmmaker Hallie Sandemente Morrison.


Acknowledging Native Americans and the Land

Tuesday, November 28

2 to 3:30 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge

Joseph “Standing Bear” Schranz, founder and president of the Midwest SOARRING Foundation, will lead a conversation around honoring Indigenous culture.


Stories Are Medicine

Wednesday, November 29

11 am to 12:30 pm

Building B, Jobe Lounge

Explore the healing power of sharing stories with Hawaiian Grandmother Susan Ka’iulani Stanton (Nanatusi Aukwe-Chiefmoon Lady).


“Killers of the Flower Moon”

Thursday, November 30

2 to 6 pm

Marcus Elgin Cinema

Experience the new film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” about the Osage Nation, during a private screening. This event is closed to the public. Contact Erik Enders at 847-214-7352 or to register.