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The 11th Annual Veterans’ Powwow at the Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Mason Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

NAIA AND ODIME HONOR INDIGENOUS CULTURE IN NOVEMBER By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every November to honor indigenous people and their contributions, culture, legacy and success. Mason students from the Native American and Indigenous…

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Native American Heritage Month

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER The Native American and Indigenous Alliance (NAIA) will host its 14th annual Veterans Day Powwow Friday, Nov. 11. The event, which will take place on the SUB I quad, features Native American culture while also…

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Student Government votes to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Yesterday, Student Senate passed legislation that formally asks the university to no longer recognize Columbus Day and, instead, start celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Resolution 13, called “A Resolution to Urge the University to Reconstitute Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” passed by…

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Native American students express frustration at Redskins name

Controversy surrounding the Redskins team name has sparked heated discussion on campus. In her visit to the Fall for the Book festival, Native American author and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussed the controversial Redskins name and mascot. According to Dunbar-Ortiz,…