South Puget Sound Celebrates Native American Heritage
South Puget Sound Community College will host the college’s annual Native American Heritage Celebration on Saturday, April 17 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
This day-long family friendly event, kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m., and will feature workshops, Coast Salish performances, tribal presentations, Native American arts and craft vendors and more.
The Minnaert Center Gallery will also feature a Native American Art Exhibit, which begins April 4 and runs through May 3. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.
Workshops include carving, beading, basket weaving and kids’ activities with the Hands On Children Museum. The Coastal Canoe Families from the Coast Salish Region and the Kuteeya Dancers will be among the performers. The day will also include traditional Native Storytelling suitable for all ages. Presentations will focus on local native language, wetland archeology with local tribes, and more.
All activities are open to the public for this free, all-ages event. For more information about the Native American Heritage Celebration and gallery exhibition, contact Dr. David Rector, the Dean of Student Life at South Puget Sound, at (360) 596-5306.