Flag raising to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The University of Maine’s Native American Programs and the Office of Multicultural Student Life will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony Nov. 15.

The ceremony will begin at noon on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. A reception and discussion hosted by Darren Ranco, associate professor of anthropology and director of Native American research, will be held in the Memorial Union, Bangor Room following the flag raising.

The event will honor the contributions and accomplishments of indigenous staff, faculty and students within the campus community. It also will celebrate the diverse heritage of indigenous students while recognizing that campus is located on the land and waterways of the Penobscot Nation, according to event organizers.

More information is on the event’s Facebook page.