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Saturday November 27th


Miss Indian NC, Kaitlyn Deal, performs the song 'Brown Skin' on a hand drum at the CIC cultural showcase on Nov. 18, 2021 at the Great Hall.

Carolina Indian Circle celebrates annual culture showcase

“It’s been the first showcase we’ve had since COVID,” said Evynn Richardson, who is a first-year and member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe and Nansemond Nation. "And not having one for the past two years, I’m just excited for everyone to showcase what they’ve worked on and what’s important to them pertaining to their indigeneity.”

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People rallied in the Pit in support of Maya Little before placing flowers  at the site where James Cates was killed in 1970.

UNC community honors memory of James Cates on the anniversary of his death

Friends, family and advocates for Cates shared his story and discussed ongoing efforts to memorialize him at the remembrance event. "James was more than just a neighbor, he was a best friend,” Robert Campbell, a local minister and childhood friend of Cates', said. “He was a visionary and I just try to imagine, what would he have accomplished if he was still alive today?”

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"The land represents stability," reads a plaque at the front of the Gift by the Student Union. The Gift is an art installation that celebrates symbols drawn from Native American traditions and the natural world.

'We are here': First Nations Graduate Circle hosts land acknowledgement rally

UNC's First Nations Graduate Circle hosted a rally in The Gift on Wednesday, encouraging all students and staff to learn about UNC’s prospective land acknowledgment.  “This was built on stolen lands from brown people, and built on the backs of enslaved Black people,” said Lydia Ruth Mansfield, historian for the Carolina Indian Circle and member of the Lumbee tribe. “It is so important that we acknowledge that history and not shy away from it.” 

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Porthole Alley contains the "Parade of Humanity" mural, painted in 1997 by Chapel Hill native Michael Brown. 

UNC proposes renovation to Porthole Alley that would require business relocations

As a part of UNC Facilities Services' Campus Master Plan, the University has been working with KieranTimberlake, an architectural firm based out of Philadelphia, to design a proposed renovation for Porthole Alley.  On Thursday and Friday, the University held several information sessions about the proposed redevelopment of the alleyway, which sits between 134 and 144 E. Franklin Street, connecting UNC’s campus to Franklin Street.

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Anvita Godavarthi, a second-year student majoring in Business Administration, participates in various activities including blowing bubbles on the Wellness Field Day on Nov. 12.

Asian Health Advocacy Alliance promotes wellness, community mental health support

On Friday, the UNC Asian Health Advocacy Alliance partnered with HBO Max and Yaya Tea for the wellness day event, which featured activities hosted by UNC Counseling and Psychological Services, the Vietnamese Student Association and WE ARE SAATH at UNC-CH. The activities included badminton, double dutch rope, jianzi, slime-making and more. The Asian Health Advocacy Alliance strives to improve the overall health of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in North Carolina through advocacy, education and community engagement.

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