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A Native American celebration marks UT Southwestern’s first Mid-Winter Social

man with long blond hair in red shirt and woman in blue denim cultural dress
Roland Brunette (left), a Technical Support Specialist, and Chamisa Piechowski-Begay, a Marketing Coordinator, wore traditional tribal clothing and helped welcome guests.

Native American dress, food, and artifacts were on display last month as UT Southwestern held its inaugural Mid-Winter Social. The Jan. 26 event was co-hosted by the Office of Institutional Equity and Access’ Division of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with Nutrition Services and members of the UTSW community working to provide a community of inclusion, visibility, and support for those of Native American descent.

Many tribes hold socials or sports events during winter, a nod to the winter solstice and the harvesting of crops. The social was held at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital’s Pavilion. Check out the photo gallery below for glimpses of the displays and foods at the celebration, which was open to all campus.

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