For Immediate Release
October 17, 2013
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Chief Communications Officer
"Educating for the
On Friday, Nov. 1, Clark College will host a community-wide
celebration of indigenous cultures
VANCOUVER, Wash. – On Friday, Nov. 1, Clark College will welcome the community as it hosts “Educating for the Seventh Generation,” a celebration of indigenous cultures.
The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a welcome address and a performance by Native American flutist and flute-maker Isaac Trimble. Indian tacos will be served during the performance.
Opening ceremonies for a powwow will begin at 6 p.m. Closing ceremonies will take place at 10 p.m.
The event, which is free and open to the public, 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 fifth year that Clark College has coordinated and hosted an event in honor of Native American Heritage Month. It is one of four signature events hosted by the college annually to celebrate diverse cultures.
According to organizers, the title references “a responsibility to pass on and teach the future seven generations to protect our resources, culture and heritage. It is a way of caring and preserving for those yet unborn, to leave the world a better place when you pass on….a true sustainable practice.”
Information about Native American Heritage Month is available at http://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/.