Native American Heritage Month started at the turn of the (20th) century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.
In conjunction with the Lincoln City VCB, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will be celebrating Native American Heritage with an afternoon festival on November 10, 2012.
November 10 • Lincoln City Cultural Center
All afternoon • FREE
• “The People Are Dancing Again” Historical Exhibit, Chessman Gallery
“The People Are Dancing Again,” an exhibit about the history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will be on display in the Chessman Gallery throughout the month of November. The display is on gracious loan from the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, and is based on Charles Wilkinson’s ground-breaking book by the same name. It draws from oral tradition and personal interviews, and includes artifacts from the museum’s collection.
• Make and Take Art Project, Hallway
• Book sale and marketplace featuring Bob’s Beach Books, Hallway
1PM • FREE
“Baskets, Beads and Regalia: Cultural Treasures from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians” with Robert Kentta
2PM • FREE
“Hidden in Plain Sight: Native American Art in Western Oregon” with Professor Rebecca Dobkins
3PM • FREE
“Modern Approaches to Traditional Foods” with Chef Jack Strong, Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Chef Strong, a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will talk about native cuisine and offer free samples
7PM • $15 in advance • $17 at the door • free for children 12 and under
Native American Flute music with featured artist will be Jan Michael Looking Wolf. Looking Wolf is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde who has become a renowned interpreter of Native American Flute music. A Kalapuya native who also has Irish ancestry, he is committed “to the path of the native flute… a path of healing, a path of peace.” Looking Wolf’s concert will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door, free for children 12 and under. To learn more, call the LCCC box office at 541-994-9994.