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Community celebrates Native American Awareness Week

The community is encouraged to join Native American students to celebrate Native American cultural awareness week, May 13-19, by experiencing traditional food, music, dance and ceremonies. Workshops and lectures will also be presented.

United Indian Students of Higher Education (UISHE) and the American Indian Students for Engineering and Science (AISES) is sponsoring the events. The schedule goes as followed:

Tuesday Playwright and performer Cochise Anderson will be performing his original one-man play in the Smith Memorial Center Room 294 from 2- 3 p.m. and from 7-8 p.m. Both performances are free.

Wednesday The annual UISHE/AISES salmon bake takes place in the PSU park blocks from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The price of this event is $7 and lunch includes salmon, traditional fry bread, side dishes and drinks.

Thursday Cochise Anderson will be giving another performance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Center, Room 228. This event will also be free.

Friday At 7:30 p.m., the UISHE organization will be hosting a free powwow in the Peter Scott Center.

Powwows will be also be held in the Peter Scott center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and on 12 p.m. on Sunday. UISHE will be hosting these events and no entrance fee will be required.

Saturday From 8 a.m. to noon, a Native American Youth conference will be held in the Smith Memorial Center North cafeteria. The conference includes a continental breakfast, two keynote speakers and attendance at two workshops of choice.

Workshop presenters include: Cochise Anderson, Play and Theater; Trevino BringsPlenty and Luke WarmWater, Poetry; Misty Chrystos, Novel Writing; Amanda Wright, Graphic Design; Judy BlueHorse-Skelton, Naturopathic Medicine; Jim Jackson, Ceramic Pottery; Frank Salsito, Drawing and Painting; Charmaime Kinney, Native Jewelry Making. This conference is free and open to the public.