Celebration of indigenous cultures at Clark College on Dec. 3
On Friday, Dec. 3, Clark College will host a community-wide celebration of indigenous cultures, “Educating for the Seventh Generation.” The title references “…a responsibility to pass on and teach for the future seven generations to have all our resources, culture and heritage,” according to event committee members Becky Archibald and Anna Schmasow. “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.”
The free, daylong event will begin with an invocation at 11 a.m. at Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. Additional events include an appearance by comedian Gilbert Brown at noon, a performance by Native American flutist and flute maker Isac Trimble at 1 p.m., a reading by Clark College English professor Gerard Smith at 2 p.m., a presentation by storyteller Ed Edmo at 2:30 p.m., and a showing of the film We Are All Connected through the Water at 3 p.m. A traditional powwow will begin at 6 p.m, with closing ceremonies commencing at 9:30 p.m. Directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.