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Purdue University Libraries Partners with Native American Educational and Cultural Center to Honor Native American Culture

November 12th, 2013

November is Native American Heritage month and the Purdue University Libraries worked with Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, Director of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, to create display cases in the following Purdue Libraries to recognize and honor the Native American culture.

Engineering Library
Display focuses on Native engineers, including Mary Golda Ross and John Herrington, and Purdue AISES chapter. A variety of Native artwork is also included. Created by Sandy Galloway.

HSSE Library
Display focuses on the Navajo including Navajo books and artwork. Created by Patrick Whalen.

Physics Library
Display focuses on the universe, specifically Native American legends related to stars and constellations. Created by Becky Hunt

Chemistry Library
Display focuses on sustainable and renewable energy. Includes posters, pictures and articles on current events taking place in Native communities.  Created by Becky Hunt.

Hicks Undergraduate Library
The display at the Hicks Undergraduate Library shows a selection of titles available in the media collection that highlight several areas of Native American history, culture, and portrayals in popular film. The corresponding LibGuide has also been updated to reflect recent acquisitions.  It can be found here: Created by Ann O’Donnell.

For a list of events visit the Native American Educational and Cultural Center’s website.