The Multicultural Center and friends invite students, staff, and faculty to join us for the 2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration at Shoreline Community College on Mon., Oct. 10. Events explore issues such as Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline, history of local indigenous peoples, and deconstructing “Columbus Day.” All Events are Free.
Schedule of Events:
Standing with Standing Rock: Reclamation of Native Space and the fight against the Black Snake
10:30-12:00pm – PUB 9208
With echoes to past Indigenous movements, Protectors of the Water fight for the future, the past, and themselves. Peaceful and prayerful, the Oceti Sakowin lead the way, taking direct action against bulldozers, police, elected officials, the oil industry and a country that has tried to bury them. Mni Wiconi: Water is Life. Presented by SCC and First Nations Alum, Howie Echo-Hawk.
Decolonizing Columbus Day
12:30-1:20pm – PUB 9208
Presented by SCC Alum & BSU Advisor, Jessica Gonzalez.
1:30-2:20pm – PUB 9208
Náakw (Medicine) is a Tlingit dance group that meets weekly to celebrate ancestry, community empowerment, and proper protocols for song and dance presentation. They have a strong focus on Tlingit language perpetuation through new song composition and introductions as well as both casual and formal use of the language. The group was formed in November of 2014 in Seattle and includes members of several tribes. Náakw looks forward to sharing their medicine with you. Gunałchéesh (Thank you),
Who Walked this Way Before Us?
2:30-3:30pm – PUB 9208
Vicki Stiles, Director of the Shoreline Historical Museum, explores the history of the Duwamish in Northwest King County and their influence on the land and the environment in the past and up to today.