The Nov. 4 event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus
VANCOUVER – On Friday (Nov. 4), Clark College welcomes the community as it hosts its tenth annual celebration of indigenous cultures, Educating for the Seventh Generation.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a blessing, a welcome by Dr. Karin Edwards and Mayor Anne McEnery-Ogle, and the presentation of the Dreamcatcher Scholarship, which supports a Clark College student of indigenous ancestry. At 5:15 p.m., dancers from the Ke Kukui Foundation will perform. The celebration will continue with traditional Indian Tacos. The Grand Entry for a powwow will begin at 6 p.m., and the colors will be retired at 10 p.m. Informational tables and vendors selling Native arts and crafts will also be at the event.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP) prior to the event.
This is the 13th year that Clark College has coordinated and hosted an event in honor of Native American Heritage Month. It is one of four annual signature events hosted by the college to celebrate diverse cultures. According to organizers, “Educating for the Seventh Generation” references “our responsibility to teach the future Seventh Generation to maintain our resources, traditions, and customs. It is the way of caring and preserving for the Seventh Generation, which is a truly sustainable practice.”
Information about this event is online at www.clark.edu/cc/native-american. Information about Native American Heritage Month is available at http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/about/index.html.
Information provided by Clark College Communications.
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