Native November for all to enjoy


By Native American Institute

Check out the full week of events and giveaways happening during Native November.

Karley Freeman, Staff Writer

Every November, Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Native American Institute works with Student Life to create events celebrating Native American culture the week before Thanksgiving. This year, Native November is Nov. 16 through Nov. 20.

On Monday, Nov. 16, students wore their moccasins and tagged @SENatives on Instagram to win a free sweatshirt or t-shirt.

Visit the Frybread Express Indian Taco Truck for Taco Tuesday on Nov. 17. They will be outside the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but it is important to get there quickly because the first 100 students get their food for free.

Who loves snacks? Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Native American Institute will be handing out snack sacks outside the Student Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by to take home some free goodies.

Tired of washing and wearing the same mask? Come by bright and early Thursday, Nov. 19, outside the Student Union to receive a new SE face mask from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lastly, schedule a sneak peak of the new campus attraction opening this fall, Semple Family Museum. Friday, Nov. 20, is the first day for faculty and staff to sign up for their first looks at what is inside.

Jennifer Kemp, Director of Native American Excellence in Education, stated, “There are three different dates that people are able to sign up, which are, Nov. 20, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.”

As of right now, only faculty and staff can sign up, but eventually students and the public will also be able to enjoy the museum. The date for this is to be determined.

Thank you to the Native American Institute, who made these events possible to participate in.

Take advantage of the activities happening on campus this week to show off your school spirit and appreciation for the Native American community. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to remember why we love our home away from home.