While USNA's Native American Heritage Club is quite new on the scene, they have already had an impact on the Brigade.
MIDN 1/C Stefanie Cotner, the NAHC Public Affairs Officer has done a great job spreading the word about events, from the famous “Fourth Meal Indian Tacos” to meetings that have been hosted to discuss the struggles that Native Americans in the Armed Forces face.
The club hosted a screening of the documentary “Reel Injun,” about the portrayal of Native Americans in film, and it prides itself on being a community-based club looking to become more involved with the local Native American community through attending local events, such as pow wows.
The club also hosted Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers Nov. 8 in Smoke Hall. The Native Pride Dancers are an internationally-known, high-energy performance group who feature an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles.
The group hopes to team up with other universities and service academies who sponsor similar clubs.
The Native American Heritage Club will host the 2nd Annual Native American Indian Heritage Month Banquet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 25th at the Naval Academy Club. The event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact MIDN 1/C Cotner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 12.