In celebration of Native American Month

Photos courtesy of Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

Three events over two days to be held on ASU campus

ALAMOSA -- In honor and recognition of Native American Month, the ASU Cultural Awareness and Student Achievement (C.A.S.A.) Center, Colorado Trust and ASU office of Title V Initiatives are co-sponsoring three events over the course of two days, all held on the ASU campus.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend. Photographing and videotaping are prohibited.

On Thursday, November 11th - Unity Gathering for Healing Pathways:  Body, Mind and Spirit with Traditional Keeper, Shawn Price

  • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Student Union Building Mall Court

On Friday, November 12th – Noon event - Kindred Spirits Luncheon. ASU Native American students will present Out Stories, Our People. 

  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • La Mesa Dining Hall
  • Featuring Indian Tacos, Posole, Mutton Stew, Blue Corn Atole, Fry Bread Dessert Bar.

 Also on Friday, November 12th - Evening Event - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers - Director, Shawn Price

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Richardson Hall Auditorium
  • Doors open at 5:30 pm
  • Event is FREE to the Public

Adams State University Land Acknowledgement Statement

We, the Adams State University community, gratefully acknowledge the indigenous peoples on whose ancestral lands we gather.

This beautiful San Luis Valley is sacred to many Indigenous nations, including the Utes, Jicarilla Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Navajo Nation, Pueblos and all other First Peoples who once made this valley their home.

We honor the diverse communities that historically dwelled here and those who currently reside in the San Luis Valley. We know that honoring these lands is a reflective process that demands continued engagement and action.

May we always remember the journey of the past people who called this valley: “Home”.


Nosotros, la comunidad de Adams State University, reconocemos con gratitud a los pueblos indìgenas en cuyas tierras ancestrales nos juntamos.

Este hermoso Valle de San Luis es sagrado para diversas naciones indìgenas, incluidos los Yutas, Pueblos, Apaches Jicarilla, Comanches, Kiowas, Arapajò, Cheyennes, Navajos y todos los otros pueblos originarios que creaban un hogar en este valle.

Honramos la diversidad de comunidades que historicamente moraban aqui , y a aquellos que hoy en dia que viven en el Valle de San Luis. Sabemos que honrar a las tierras es un proceso reflexive que demanda un continuo compromiso y accion.

Sea que recordemos siempre el viaje de los antepasados que llamaban este valle: “Hogar”.  



Photos courtesy of Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers