In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, the Native Ways student club at Northwest College hosts its annual Buffalo Feast Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center.
The feast includes buffalo brisket, Three Sister soup, Bannock bread and other foods indigenous to the Americas.
This year’s featured guest performers are Andrew Vasquez and his son Herman Vasquez. Andrew Vasquez is a member of the Apache tribe of Oklahoma. Currently, he lives in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
Andrew Vasquez has played the Native American flute for more than 30 years and has performed as a musician and traditional dancer throughout the world. He also toured as a solo Northern Style Traditional dancer with the American Indian Dance Theater from 1986-1991.
Additionally, he has released four albums and received many honors including the Native American Music Award (NAMA) for Best Male Artist and nominations for Songwriter of the Year and Best Flutist of the Year.
His son Herman Vasquez has been playing flute since he was 5 years old and guitar since he was 10 years old. He has been performing with his father since he was a toddler. Herman Vasquez is currently studying music at Casper College.
Tickets for this event cost $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 years old and younger and $10 for NWC students. Those who wish to attend are encouraged to reserve tickets no later than Nov. 6.
For reservations and more information, contact Amy McKinney, associate professor of history at Northwest College, at Amy.McKinney@nwc.edu or 307-754-6008.