Chief Redheart Memorial Ceremony April 22

chief_redheart_ceremonyMembers of the Nez Perce Indian Nation will present their traditional Memorial Ceremony at Fort Vancouver Saturday, April 22. The nearly three-hour ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. across Fifth St. from the fort. It is free to the public, although donations are welcome. The ceremony pays tribute to tribal ideals, honors tribal ancestors and helps to heal old wounds. Ceremonial activities include singing, speeches, a Riderless Horse (empty-saddle) ceremony and a traditional passing of the peace pipe. Visitors should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Click here for the full story.