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Native American arts festival planned for Nov. 11-12 in Vancouver

By Lauren Ellenbecker, Columbian staff writer
Published: November 4, 2022, 5:26am

Meet regional Native American artists and peruse their prints, jewelry and sculptures at Vancouver’s upcoming Native American Arts and Salmon Festival.

Friends of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the National Park Service are hosting the free event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver.

There will be a flute performance at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 from award-winning musician Robin Gentlewolf, whose style is “a blend of Indigenous embellishments and modern techniques with heartfelt expressions.”

Featured artists include Lillian Pitt, Brigette McConville, Greg Robinson, Amy Kapualani-Antonio, Ceara Lewis, Jolene Pitt and more. They are members of Warm Springs, Wasco, Yakama, Chinook, Cherokee, Nez Perce, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native tribes.

For more information about the event, visit www.friendsfortvancouver.org/events.

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