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Native American Heritage Month Celebrations

Native American Heritage Month Celebrations

PVCC invites all of our faculty, staff, and students to join us for the upcoming virtual events to celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Monday, November 9th at 10:00 AM
Indigenous Enterprise Fall 2020 Performance - enjoy a performance by Indigenous Enterprise as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month at PVCC.
Watch their performance here:

Tuesday, November 10th at 11:30am-1pm
Topic:  Self-Care, Self-Awareness, The Importance of Laughter, and Creating A Plan with Grandmother Pershlie “Perci” Ami

Thursday, November 12th at 11:30am-1pm
Topic: Healing Broken Spirits and Minds - Life’s Journey, Traditional Beliefs, and Stories with Grandmother Pershlie “Perci” Ami

Thursday, November 12th at 12:30 PM
Q&A with Kenneth Shirely, CEO of Indigenous Enterprise.
Join us on Instagram Live

Friday, November 20th at 12 – 1:30pm
Topic: REZponse Roundtable Screening with Q&A with Melody Lewis & Turquoise Skye Devereaux of Indigenous CC

Register HERE for the events. (Registration not required, but is appreciated)

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12 - 1:30pm

Topic: Navajo Nation & the Coronavirus - Documentary & Discussion


 Mon Nov 23, 2020 12pm – 1pm Mountain Standard Time - Phoenix

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Join us as we view a short documentary on how the coronavirus is exacerbating inequalities and inequities already facing the Navajo Nation and we will discuss ways to help.


Below is more information on our speakers.

Grandmother Pershlie “Perci” Ami (she/her/hers)

Photo of Grandmother Perci outside with trees in the background wearing a white top and looking thoughtfully in the distance. Photo of Grandmother Perci giving a presentation in a lecture hall or classroom. She is wearing a black blazer and white top. Photo of Grandmother Perci outside by the waters edge and near mountains across the water. She is wearing a pink top and looking off into the distance.

Pershlie “Perci” Ami a member of the Hopi/Tewa Tribe, from the Village of Walpi, Az. Pershlie is an ambassador for Grandmothers who are educators, wisdom gathers/sharers, guides, messengers, and earth protectors. She has traveled internationally and nationally to visit with and learn from people of different nations, and religion. Pershlie assist individuals to heal broken spirits and minds by sharing her life’s journey, her traditional beliefs, and her stories. As a Hopi/Tewa Grandmother she has travel to support all grandmothers and grandfathers. It is her vision to create a healthy world for all grandchildren. Her most recent endeavors include; her writings on suicide prevention, dealing with the death of a love one, and her motivation cards. Pershlie continues to be active in her community by her work with, MMIW awareness, No Fracking AZ. Arizona Legislative Day, Domestic Violence, and Partnership with Native Americans. She also continues to teach her classes on Self-care and Self-awareness, Lateral Violence in Native Communities, GONA, I am Sacred, and her Pathway classes. She has been a feature speaker for Intertribal Council, Native Women Conference, and National Lactation Conference. She was profiled in this article.

Melody Lewis (she/her/hers) & Turquoise Skye Devereaux (she/her/hers)


Please click here to read Melody Lewis & Turquoise Skye Devereaux’s bios and learn more about Indigenous CC. For Native American Heritage Month, we will be screening an episode of REZponse Roundtable. The REZponse Roundtable YouTube series creates conversations to provide viewers a perspective to the uniqueness that comes with each Tribal Nation. Ultimately, increasing the visibility of Indigenous peoples.

We hope you can join us for one or all of these events! Register HERE.