Native American Heritage Month, which is celebrated the entire month of November, celebrates and honors the contributions and traditions made by those of Native American backgrounds.
“This month is an opportunity to take a moment and reflect on the land that we currently have been on for so many years and the life that we built here as a country,” said Paywand Baghal, a first-year medical student at the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at Texas Christian University. Baghal went on to say that it is important to reflect on who owns this land during Native American Heritage Month.
TCU acknowledges the many benefits, responsibilities, and relationships of being in this place, which we share with all living beings. We respectfully acknowledge all Native American peoples who have lived on this land since time immemorial. TCU especially acknowledges and pays respect to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes; upon whose historical homeland our university is located.
Throughout the month, the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU will honor Native American health care professionals and their accomplishments.
Charles Alexander Eastman, M.D., 1858-1939
Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D., 1865-1915
Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, M.D., 1876-1952
Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail, R.N., 1903-1981