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National Native American Heritage Month

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National Native American Heritage Month   (also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) is celebrated annually throughout the month of November. What began as a mutually exclusive effort by different American Indigenous Peoples and groups across the United States to establish a Native American Day, became a resolution in 1990, when President George H. W. Bush approved November as National Native American Heritage Month. Today, this month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories that acknowledge the important contributions of America’s indigenous peoples. This month is also an opportunity to educate the general public about Indigenous cultures and geography, to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native Peoples have faced, both historically and in the present, and the ways Indigenous Peoples have worked to conquer these challenges.  The exhibition for this month highlights the seven different tribes that once occupied the

Celebrating Mizzou's annual homecoming with the Student Union

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October brings crisp air, colorful fall foliage, and the spirit of tradition to Columbia as we celebrate Mizzou's annual homecoming with the Student Union! Steeped in the tradition that dates back to 1911, Mizzou celebrates homecoming each October with community events, service projects, campus decorations, and of course a football game. Since the inaugural celebration, homecoming has looked different accommodating for the Great Depression, wartime, protests, and social unrest. No matter the circumstances, Mizzou Tigers always find a way to celebrate their stripes during this special time. Celebrate Mizzou's annual homecoming on the second floor of the Student Union Mizzou's annual homecoming is one of Mizzou’s oldest and grandest traditions, a fact for which it is nationally recognized. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education named Mizzou’s Homecoming celebration the best in the nation. In fact, many often credit Mizzou with inventing homecoming. While it