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Native American Heritage Month November 2023
Fire Side Chat Hosted by EEOC's Office for Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI)


Visual description from left to right: Half of the image presents a tribal pattern in blues and oranges with overlaying text that reads, “Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month, a fireside chat with Jessica Arkeketa and Natalie Nardecchia.” To the right, there are two individual headshots. Jessica Arkeketa is wearing a light tan wide brimmed hat, with long brown hair, a gray button up with a white t-shirt underneath, and a gold National Park Service badge pinned to the right chest. The text beneath Jessica reads, “Jessica Arkeketa, National Park Service.” Natalie Nardecchia is wearing a dark blue collared shirt and has long, wavy brown hair that goes past their shoulders. The text beneath Natalie reads, “Natalie Nardecchia, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.” and development.

Please join the EEOC’s Office for Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI) on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
for a virtual recognition and celebration of Native American Heritage, with an emphasis on Native youth. We are hosting  a fireside chat between guest Jessica Arkeketa of National Park Service and EEOC Trial Attorney Natalie Nardecchia, both of whom are Native American. 


To celebrate the diverse culture, history, and traditions of Native people during National Native American Heritage Month, guest speaker Jessica Arkeketa, a National Park Service Park Guide at the Pipestone National Monument, will share her story.  Jessica is a proud Native American and part of the Jiwere Nut’achi (Otoe-Missouria) and Muscogee Creek tribes from Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the fireside chat, we’ll learn more about Jessica’s story as a Native American, her career in the federal service, her ancestors’ history, and the work she is committed to in preserving and caring for her ancestors’ land.   

Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) Director Darrell Felipe of the Pueblo Acoma Tribe will provide opening remarks. Through its work with TEROs, EEOC continues to foster a collaborative relationship with the Tribal Nations and advance equal opportunity for Native Americans in the workplace.  

ASL interpreters will be provided.  



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