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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica will host several events during the month of November in recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month. The College’s Native Studies Center, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Native American Student Alliance have also collaborated to create a resource guide with media and other opportunities for advocacy here: Native American Heritage Month 2021.

Dr. Amy Bergstrom serves as the College’s chief diversity officer. She hopes the month’s programming will engage students, faculty and staff in the rich history of Indigenous peoples while also celebrating the contributions of First Nations and Indigenous communities.

“Minnesota is home to eleven federally recognized Indigenous nations,” Bergstrom said. “These events and discussions are meaningful not only because of our campus’ geographic positioning but also because they allow us to carve out intentional time for reflection and celebration.”

On-campus events include a lesson in beading, an interactive discussion on the history of LaCrosse, a Reservation Dogs watch party and more. Members of the public are invited to participate in the College’s National American Indian Heritage Month events. The full schedule of events can be found at Native American Heritage Month 2021.


St. Scholastica is a 109-year-old private, independent college founded in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is nationally recognized for quality and value. The College has been included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best National Universities list and is among the state’s Top Performers on Social Mobility. The College is also ranked as a “Best Midwestern college” by Princeton Review, “Best College for Your Money” by Money magazine and Top Colleges for 2021 by Forbes. Learn more at css.edu.

Native American blanket and drum.