Clark Celebrates Native American Culture

By Kamerin Johnson in Campus

Patient event goers waited in line as the savory smell of fry bread filled Gaiser Student Center.

Moments before the grand entry, a prayer is said to honor veterans. (Kamerin Johnson / The Independent)

On Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., Clark held its seventh annual event titled “Educating for the Seventh Generation Celebrating Indigenous Peoples.”

The evening featured live music, dancing, educational stories and traditions.

Sande Allman, the master of ceremonies at last year’s event said in a Clark YouTube video, “It takes time to actually teach and educate non-native people—non-indigenous people—of our protocols and our ways. And I think that each year something else is learned, something is shared.

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During the celebration, Native American flutist and flute-maker Isaac Trimble shared stories of songs as he played them.

Military veterans then led the grand entry onto the dance floor, followed by a ceremony honoring each veteran who served.

All who attended were encouraged to dance together and “feel good in the hearts,” said master of ceremonies Gilbert Brown.

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