Events at the Many Nations Longhouse

Native American and Indigenous Studies Calendar

The Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies events calendar is regularly updated.

Indigenous Peoples Day

The origins of Indigenous Peoples Day date back to 1989 when the South Dakota legislature passed legislation changing the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Native American Day, celebrating the day for the first time in 1990. The state of Oregon voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day in a new bill passed in 2021 by the Oregon Legislature. University of Oregon holds a tribal flag raising ceremony in the EMU Amphitheater each October.

Native American Heritage Month

Film, lectures, workshops, theater, colloquiums, panels, and gatherings happen across campus and the community throughout November.

UO Native American Student Union

NASU meets regularly at the Longhouse and holds events, speakers, and meals.

Native American and Indigenous Studies

This College of Arts and Sciences department hosts speakers, films, colloquiums, and other events.

Mother's Day Powwow

This annual event takes place over Mother's Day weekend in May on campus. 2018 marked the 50th year and the powwow was honored with an Oregon Heritage Tradition designation from Oregon State Parks.

Native American Strategies Group

This group is a volunteer coalition of faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and community members who meet to communicate, plan, and facilitate a holistic vision of scholarship and service for Native students and Native American and Indigenous studies on campus. They meet on the first Friday of the month, noon-1:30 p.m. in the Longhouse.

Native American Law Student Association

NALSA holds occasional events.

Events subject to change.