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Clark College hosts Native American celebration

Check it out on Clark’s YouTube channel eNL_2012_11_Powwow_Kid350px eNL_2012_11_Isaac_Trimble_FlutisetClark College celebrated Native American cultures with dancing, drumming and a powwow during the Educating for the Seventh Generation event that was held in early November. Clark students, faculty, staff, indigenous peoples of Washington and other community members enjoyed tasty treats like fry bread. And Native American flutist and flute maker Isaac Trimble performed. Organizers took the opportunity to honor veterans in attendance, as the event landed on Veterans Day weekend, and members of the military led the grand entrance. Then everyone danced and participated in the powwow. There was also a special song and opportunity to dance in honor of the late Ann Snyder, who taught women’s studies at Clark and also helped establish this celebration of indigenous cultures as an annual tradition at the college. “With the help of many amazing people who have been a part of this council for a long time, Ann used her faculty power to really push for us to be here tonight,” said Multicultural Retention Manager Felisciana Peralta. Photos by Jenny Shadley Above, A future tribal leader participated in the color guard ceremony. Left, flutist Issac Trimble

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