November marks Native American Heritage Month and we encourage you to take the opportunity to celebrate and learn. Long before there was a city of Pittsburgh or University of Pittsburgh, our region was populated by indigenous people. In taking the opportunity to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, we are acknowledging that the land our community occupies was once home to the Adena culture, the Hopewell culture, and Monongahela peoples, along with others. The history of our region documents that these communities established a presence representing the oldest recorded civilization in North America. They built thriving societies that lasted for generations, and we should pause to uplift those contributions and to commit to furthering understanding of their legacy. We must also support the current members of our Native American/Indigenous community and appreciate the rich diversity they bring to our learning experiences.
Join the University Library System for "A Visit with Joseph Bruchac" on Friday, November 13 at 1 p.m.