Clark College hosts Native American heritage celebration

Flute maker/player offers welcome

By Tom Vogt, Columbian science, military & history reporter

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Clark College will welcome the community Friday with “Educating for the Seventh Generation,” a celebration of indigenous cultures.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a welcome address and a performance by Native American flute player 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 be at 10 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Driving directions and parking maps are available at http://www.clark.edu/maps.

This is the third 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.

Organizers say the event5's title refers to “a responsibility to pass on and teach the future seven generations to use all our resources, culture and heritage. It is a way of caring and preserving for those yet unborn."