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Third annual Native American Heritage Celebration

Public event highlights Native American culture and history

Snohomish County will host its third annual Native American Heritage Celebration, Thursday, September 20, 2007, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., at the County Campus Plaza, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, in downtown Everett.

The celebration is free and open to the public.

The event highlights our efforts in Snohomish County to celebrate the rich diversity of our region, Executive Reardon said. The Heritage Celebration offers citizens a unique opportunity to learn more about the culture and heritage of our Native American neighbors,

The event, organized by the Countys Diversity Council, will begin at 11a.m. with a welcome and presentation by the Salmon Ceremony Group.

The Native American Heritage Celebration agenda:

11:30 a.m. Ray Fryberg
Tulalip Tribes
11:33 a.m. Whaa-Ka-Dup (aka Robert Monger)
Tulalip Tribes, Opening Prayer & Song
11:40 a.m. Salmon Ceremony Group Canoe Family
Tulalip Tribes Chairman Mel Sheldon & Ray Fryberg
11:55 a.m. Aaron Reardon
County Executive
12:05 p.m. County Council
12:10 p.m. Matthew War Bonnet & Craig Young
Sicangu Lakota tribe, Traditional Lakota Songs
12:40 p.m. Pura Fe Crescioni and Danny Godinez
Red, Black on Blues
2:30 p.m. Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Klallam tribe)
Tales of the Salish people of Puget Sound
3:00 p.m. Peter Ali (Yaqui tribe) & Tammy Kennedy (Eastern Band Cherokee)
Native American flute and drum
3:30 p.m. Dario Meguire
Swinomish Tribe, Flute
4:00 p.m. Whaa-Ka-Dup (aka Robert Monger)
Tulalip Tribes, Closing Prayer

The 2007 event will also highlight Native American artifacts, beadwork, basketry, jewelry, musical instruments and masks, outreach booths and educational displays by Everett Community College, Edmonds Community College, Cascadia Community College and Snohomish County.

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