CU Denver Honors Native American Heritage Month with Campus Events 

November 28, 2023

Throughout November, CU Denver’s community engaged in activities on the Auraria campus to honor Native American Heritage Month, including our first-ever Resilience Week. On each day of the week, students were encouraged to wear items that represented their heritage. The celebration coincided with the global event National Rock Your Mocs Day. Below are some photos of beadwork and braids from our Lynx community. 

Sand Creek Massacre Awareness and Educational Discussion  

Thursday, Nov. 30, noon – 1 p.m.   
Jordan Student Success Building, Room 400  
Greg Spottedbird-Lamebull, a descendant of the Sand Creek Massacre and member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, will discuss the U.S. Army’s 1864 attack on a community of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians. More than 160 people, mostly women and children, were killed along the Big Sandy Creek in what is now southeastern Colorado. As an educator and spiritual leader, Spottedbird-Lamebull has served as the representative for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Culture and Heritage Program, organizer for the Tradition Not Addiction program, coordinator for the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, and outreach specialist for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.