The University of Missouri celebrates Native American Heritage Month every November. All events are free and open to the public. To add your program(s) to the list, please contact

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November by visiting Ellis Library to view learn about Indigenous activism, music, fashion, history, gender, memoirs, histories of removal and government action through two displays. The displays highlight books/e-books from the library collections located in the colonnade on the first floor and books published by the University Press on second floor. Included are Special Collections and Archives online exhibits that feature histories of Inshta Theamba, Francis La Flesche and Ohiye S’a and Kiowa art. Librarians also have compiled research guides with resources about Indigenous and Native American studies and music. Mizzou’s Four Directions generously provided a list of book recommendations and resources (podcasts, blogs, articles, etc.) to the library for last year’s celebration.

Oct. 26

Osage People and Missouri: Linking Past, Present, and Future

5 – 6 p.m.; Townsend 223

Presenter: Jimmy Lee Beason II (Osage Nation)

The guest will provide context and clarity about attendees’ own current relationships to the lands they live on, treaties and present-day Osage people. 

Oct. 27

Aambe! (Let’s Go!): A Native American Heritage Month Celebration

5 – 7 p.m.; The Shack, MU Student Center 

Kick off Native American Heritage Month with free food, music by Native artists, and screen-printing custom Native art that you can wear long after the celebration ends. 

Nov. 2

O-Gah-Pah Coffee Workshop

Noon- 2 p.m.; Culinary Development Kitchen, Sabai  

Join Quapaw Nation’s coffee roasters for an engaging workshop that explores coffee from selecting beans to shipping around the world. Be ready to enjoy samples of O-Gah-Pah Coffee from Quapaw Nation. 

Nov. 7 

Native American Alumni Career Panel

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.; MU Career Center, Lower Level of the Student Success Center

A panel of Indigenous alums share and discuss their unique journeys from college to career.

Nov. 10 

Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon

2 – 3 p.m.; 220 Townsend – The Bridge or via Zoom

Killers of the Flower Moon tells the story of the brutal murders behind white settlers’ attempted dispossession of an Osage family’s Oklahoma lands, under which lie some of the world’s most valuable oil fields. 

Nov. 15

Move Discussion: Love & Fury

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; 220 Townsend – The Bridge

Join us as we discuss “Love & Fury” – Follow native artists as they navigate their careers in the US and abroad as they explore the immense complexities of their own identities as Native artists, as well as, advancing art into a post-colonial world.

Nov. 16 

Well for Culture: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well

12:30 – 2 p.m.; Memorial Union S304

Presenter: Thosh Collins (Onk-Akimel O’odham + Wa-Zha-Zhi + Haudenosaunee)

How can we all learn from and advocate for health and wellness that draws on Indigenous knowledge? Come find out at this “Seven Circles” interactive workshop based on Indigenous teachings for living well. The speaker will share how we can all learn from and advocate for health and wellness that draws on Indigenous knowledge. Free lunch will be provided to the first 40 attendees.