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Native American Heritage Month

Each year, the KU Medical Center community recognizes Native American Heritage Month with in-person and virtual events to celebrate and honor Native American Heritage history and culture. Learn more about the events and how you can get involved.

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Events and Activities

Spotlights: KU Medical Center Community Member Biographies 

Learn about the background and careers of several Native American faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as their journey to KU Medical Center. Community members’ stories are available online throughout the month. 


Jayhawk Coffee Break

November 17, 8:15-9 a.m.

The coffee break will feature three colleagues from our Native American Biographical Posters. This event will take place on Microsoft Teams in The Cart meeting room. Additional details are available on the myKUMC intranet (login required).

Community Conversations: COVID-19's Impact on the Native American Population

Nov. 23, noon-12:45 p.m.

Members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the Native American community.

Native American Heritage Month Featured Speaker: Sharice Davids, U.S. Representative, Kansas District 3

Nov. 24, noon- 1:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Kansas Medical Center
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Mailstop 2015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3319
Fax: 913-588-1412