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News and Events from the FIU Global Indigenous Forum: January 2019


Hello from the FIU Global Indigenous Forum: January 14, 2019!

GIF News for November 2018


GIF News for November 2018: New Indigenous Courses and upcoming events

Indigenous People’s Day at FIU approved by Student Government Association.


A monumental step in making FIU a more inclusive school for our Indigenous students while recognizing the need to make things right and set the record straight for Indigenous Peoples' globally. FIU is to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day annually on the second Monday of October. Accomplished through the continuing efforts of the members of the student club, the Global Indigenous Group.

Upcoming Events

Secrets of the Black Door: What Were the Ancient Maya Trying to Tell Us?

02/21/2019 06:00 PM

Presented by Keith Merwin. Organized by the Institute for Maya Studies.

The Story of the Americas: What the Artifacts Tell Us

02/23/2019 10:00 AM

Carol Damian, Ph.D., FIU Professor Emeritus of Art History. Co-Curator of exhibition, Culture and Change in the Early Americas. Kislak Center at Miami Dade College Freedom Tower. Downtown, Miami.

Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment.

03/01/2019 09:15 AM

Activities will include: Seminole War Reenactment; Historical & Cultural Displays; Time Period Encampments; Live Entertainment; Concert; Alligator Wrestling; Live Music; Craft & Food Vendors.

Contact Us

Dr. Dennis Wiedman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies SIPA 327
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Office phone: 305-348-2262
Secretary: 305-348-2247
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