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The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham & Pee Posh Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of the Salt River Valley allows us to be here today


November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) and this year, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center returns with new book displays highlighting this year's themes.

This year's theme focuses on two different views. The first is “Broken Promises” at West Campus’ Fletcher Library entrance. The second theme is “Reunite, Reignite, Revitalize” located at Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. Fletcher Library’s theme discusses Indigenous issues with the U.S. government. Meanwhile, Hayden’s theme aligns with the ASU NAHM Committee’s theme for the month, as well as looks towards battling and enduring Broken Promises, and explores Indigeneity in modern colonial society.


Labriola NAHM Events


November 4, 2021

Location: Hayden 317 & Zoom

Student Registration link: HERE

The Labriola National American Indian Data Center is excited to be sponsoring IndiGenius and MMIASU’s (Mr./Ms. Indigenous at ASU’s) Ribbon Skirt and Shirt Workshop event this Native American Heritage Month. This event will be Hybrid, accessible on zoom and in- person. Come out, enjoy some snacks, and create a ribbon skirt that represents pride in yourself and Indigeneity!


November 10, 2021

Location: Online (sign up here) & ASU Labriola Center - Fletcher Library-Room 305 (West)


Join us for an author talk featuring Ursula Pike (Karuk Tribe). She will be discussing her latest book, An Indian among los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir, which details her time in Bolivia as a Peace Corps volunteer. This book retells her experience as a Karuk woman from the United States connecting with Indigenous peoples in Bolivia, and the challenges she faced due to neo-colonialism. 

This event seeks to highlight the connection between US-based tribes and Central and South America tribes, and the insidious nature of neo-colonialism. 


November 17, 2021

Sol Power Dance cipher: NAHM edition

Location: Hayden Library West Patio

In partnership with ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and Phoenix/Arizona Hip Hop community, the Sol Power project and Labriola Center will be hosting a dance cipher at the Hayden Library which will feature Indigenous deejays, dancers and artists Tomahawk Bang (Onk Akimel O’odham), Randy B. (Diné) and DJ Reflekshin (Diné). This intersectional event seeks to creatively engage the ASU community on the transformative power of Hip Hop culture and uplift modern Indigenous forms of expression. 

This event seeks to highlight the role Hip Hop culture plays in modern indigeneity and seeks to demonstrate the intersectional nature of Hip Hop culture. 


November 18, 2021

Labriola Lofi-Beats Study/Chill/Decompress Session

Location: Hayden Library-Labriola Center 2nd floor space, Fletcher Library-Labriola Room 305 and Online!

In preparation for the end of the semester, the Labriola Center will host a live “Lofi Beat” set by Apetight [apəˌtīte]. Stemming from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Apetight will be providing a three hour deejay/beat set that seeks to support academic success going into Finals week. Based on preference, students can enjoy his musical stylings either in-person at the second floor Labriola Center space within the Hayden Library, or access the set online through the Labriola Center Instagram and/or YouTube channel. 

The event seeks to support student academic success going into Finals week. Additionally it seeks to highlight modern Indigenous musicians and deejays. 

Native American Heritage Month Committee

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The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.