2022 Calendar of Events

opening celebrations Shki Baamdzi Drum- Opening Ceremony - Songs and Celebrations with SHKI BMAADZI DRUM GROUP

4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2
Outside the Pedroso Center on the lawn or in north lobby as backup

Join the Pedroso Center's Native American Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration with Inter-tribal Music and Movement.

First Nations Film and Video Festival 

6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4
Outside the Pedroso Center on the lawn or in north lobby as backup

The First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. advocates for and celebrates the works of Native American film and video. All films screened are directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

Accountability and Action: the Role of Libraries and Collections in Cultural Revitalization

12-1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7
Register in advance via Zoom

This discussion will focus on accountability and action and the role(s) of libraries and collections in cultural revitalization.


All day Tuesday, Nov. 15

A positive opportunity to be united and celebrate tribal individuality by wearing moccasins. We honor our ancestors, and Indigenous peoples during Rock Your Mocs to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month.

Advancing Native Political Leadership on and off Reservations

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17
Pedroso Center north lobby

This talk will address the need for increased Native American representation in elected and appointed offices throughout the country

native 101

12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28
Via Zoom

In this workshop we will learn some basic history of Native Peoples and examine the legacy of settler colonialism on Indigenous populations. Participants will explore how stereotypes, cultural appropriation, ethnic fraud and the media affect actions and become informed in ways that respect Native cultural heritage.