Water Center celebrates Native American Heritage Month Nov. 18

Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center is moving its annual recognition of Native America Heritage month from a Second Saturday event to its own Saturday celebration, set for Nov. 18.

New this year is a native craft holiday marketplace, sponsored by Native Vendors United and Sacred Waters Fish Company. The marketplace will feature Native American artists and craftspeople, offering an opportunity for small business vendors, artists and artisans to display and sell their goods and services.

Among the returning features is the popular Native Runway, which begins at 1 p.m. The Native Runway is a celebration of regalia, culture, and song. Listen to traditional music as dancers walk a ‘red’ runway in native regalia – clothing and adornment unique to each dancer and his or her heritage. The native dancers will also share their personal stories and invite the entire audience to participate in a friendship dance.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Water Resources Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way in Vancouver. Learn more at https://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/vancouver’s-annual-celebration-native-american-heritage-month-set-nov-18.