BRCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with breakfast, panelists


November is Native American Heritage Month.

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – November is Native American Heritage Month! Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is hosting a diversity panel and breakfast to honor the event Friday, Nov. 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Building Dumas room on campus.

The event is hosted under the leadership of BRCC Chancellor Willie E. Smith Sr.

This year’s theme, ‘Honoring America’s Indigenous People through History, Culture, and Tradition While Building a Pathway Forward through Education.’ Breakfast serves at 8:30 a.m. panelists will speak at 2:30 p.m.

The host of panelists will discuss a variety of significant topics to educate the public on the Native American experiences in the United States and also raise general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present and overcome them.

Native American Heritage event panelist speakers:

  • Chairman/CEO, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Marshall Pierite
  • CEO of Sickey Global Strategies, LLC and Former Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana David Sickey
  • Former Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana  Ernest Sickey
  • Chief of the Jena Band of Choctaw B. Cheryl Smith

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