Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at USC

The war chief who became a peace chief

The Center for International and Public Affairs now bears the name of the late Native American historian and renowned chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, who earned his master’s degree at USC.

“I live in two worlds: the Indian world and the white world. There is a middle line that joins those two worlds together. … I walk that line and take what’s good from both.”

Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

Native American Heritage Month Event at USC

USC Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12pm to 1:30pm
Hahn Plaza (Tommy Trojan)

Come join us in celebration of Native American Heritage Month with traditional bird singers, a panel discussion and free food.

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Want more events? Visit USC’s Event Calendar.

Native American Heritage Month Spotify Playlist

A playlist curated by USC’s Native American Student Assembly to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

USC News Stories

More Than Words: Lina Brixley Uses AI to Preserve the Choctaw Language

USC Viterbi School of Engineering P.h. D. candidate shares how she celebrates her heritage by using #ArtificialIntelligence to keep the indigenous Choctaw nation language alive.

Voices Across Campus

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples

Watch the videos from the 2022 conference hosted by USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

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Rural farmland

Alum helps save a vanishing language

Patwin, spoken by Native Californians for hundreds of years, is severely endangered. USC Dornsife alumnus Lewis Lawyer is bringing it back.

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USC celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

Students share their thoughts about the evolution of the holiday and its origins as a day of celebration for Christopher Columbus.

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Map of Los Angeles County

Mapping project reveals L.A.’s indigenous past

USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute offers a detailed, first-of-its-kind look at the region’s natural ecology before European settlers arrived.

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Native American community gathering together at USC's campus

Tribal Sovereignty Run at USC

Watch as the National Congress of American Indians’ Sovereignty Run from Oklahoma to Sacramento stopped for a lap around USC Felix Field on Oct 23, 2022.

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Film theater with people seated inside

L.A. Skins Fest presents Native American Short Film Showcase

USC hosted a premiere and conversation of Native American short films at the Norris Cinema Theater.

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Get Involved

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Native American Student Assembly

USC’s home for Native American Students, an assembly of USC Undergraduate Student Government. #AskANative!

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Native American student lounge with tables and couches

Native American & Pasifika Lounge

Visit Student Union Room 405, a culturally-affirming lounge for Native American and Pasifika students.

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Explore Native American & Indigenous Studies

Browse through books, articles, images and more related to Native American history from USC Libraries.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with USC

  • Use the USC Native American Heritage Month digital graphics
  • Add your events to the USC Event Calendar. Use the tag NHM to be included in the calendar channel
  • Join USC’s Native American Heritage Month programming committee. Contact Maria Romero-Morales, assistant chief diversity officer, at mromerom@adm.usc.edu