NWC News Desk

Two more events slated for Native American Heritage Month at NWC

Posted November 1, 2017
By NWC News Desk

As November unfolds, there are two more events on tap in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month at Northwest College.

The first event to take place is the Native American Art Display and Reception in the college’s Hinckley Library Monday, Nov. 13, at 4:30 p.m.

Native American artwork—including pottery, storyteller dolls, bead work and rugs—by Pueblo artists of the American Southwest and diverse tribes of the Pacific Northwest will be on display throughout the month.

All pieces exhibited are from the collections of Geoff Baumann and retired NWC employees Mary Baumann, Harriet Bloom-Wilson and Richard Wilson, all of Powell.

“It is truly wonderful to see how our campus and our community comes together to host such a vast variety of programs to honor and celebrate Native American Heritage Month,” said Amanda Enriquez, intercultural program manager at NWC.

Toward the end of the month, an event titled “People of the Pueblo: Native Americans of the Southwest” takes place Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Intercultural House.

For at least a thousand years, modern Puebloan cultures, such as the Hopi, have had a rich history of living in the American Southwest.

Join Greg Smith, associate professor of anthropology at Northwest College, for a presentation about the many accomplishments of Puebloan individuals and the famous places they have lived.

This event concludes the Native American Heritage Month celebration at NWC.

For more information about these events, contact Enriquez at amanda.enriquez@nwc.edu or 307-754-6424. Both events are free and open to the public.

For Northwest College’s full calendar of events, visit http://nwc.edu/events.