Speaker series announced for Native American Heritage Month

The Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society announced a speaker series for Native American Heritage Month.

Stephanie Waterman from the University of Rochester will be the first speaker to come to the University on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Asian American Cultural Center lounge, 1210 West Nevada Street in Urbana.

According to a press release, Watermann will be talking about Native American college experiences.

Zonnie Gorman, historian and lecturer, will speak Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Levis Faculty Center’s reading room, 919 West Illinois Street in Urbana.

Gorman will talk about the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II and her journey to discover that her father was one of the original Code Talkers.

Karen Francis-Begay from the University of Arizona will be the final speaker on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Levis Faculty Center’s reading room.

Francis-Begay will talk about improving communication and relationships with Tribes.

All events are open and free to the public.