Clark College hosts “Educating for the Seventh Generation” Nov. 9

Native American Hoop Dance

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Clark College presents “Educating for the Seventh Generations,” a celebration of indigenous cultures, Friday, Nov. 9.  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 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 one passes on ….a true sustainable practice.” Information about Native American Heritage Month is available at www.ncai.or/events/2012.  This is the fourth 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.

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. Travel directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.