Student Life

Native American History is Our History

Native American Heritage Festival poster

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2017) — Join Student Activities Board (SAB) as they team up with the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum to bring the first Native American Heritage Festival to the University of Kentucky today from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Main Building lawn. Dive into Native American culture and experience different types of Native American performances, food and crafts.

This festival will be for all attendees to learn more about Native American culture, which is commonly forgotten, taught incorrectly or misinterpreted. There will be a mobile trailer from the Native American Heritage Museum full of artifacts and history as well as live storytelling. There will also be performances, arts and crafts and an authentic teepee for the student body to enjoy.

We want to bring a new and authentic perspective to the University of Kentucky,” stated Rockia Harris, SAB director of Multicultural Affairs. Our campus does not have an organization that caters to this culture so we are really looking forward to this event!

In the case of inclement weather this event will be postponed to a later date.

SAB brings more than 60 entertaining, educational and enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends to the University of Kentucky annually. These programs are designed to enhance the college experience for students, faculty, staff and the greater Lexington community.

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