Indigenous Heritage Month

Joys of the Earth: Honoring Native American and Indigenous Heritages

Mount Holyoke seeks to honor and remember the lives and experiences of Native American and Indigenous people throughout the year. In November, in accordance with national efforts to recognize the Indigenous People of North America, we host a series of events and educational programs centering the experiences and voices of Native people across a wide array of lived experiences. Our theme is inspired by the poetry of Mount Holyoke alumna, Ruth Muskrat Bronson ’25 whose poem, “Songs of the Spavinaw” includes this line, “as the myriad joys of earth, trip through the light with me”

Co-Sponsors/Collaborators: Archives and Special Collections, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Office of Community and Belonging, the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center, the Division of Student Life and the Weissman Center for Leadership.