The Native community at Cosumnes River College includes students, staff, faculty and alumni from a variety of tribal/cultural backgrounds. NAHER promotes academic, personal, and career success to Native American Students. Culture and education both play an intrinsic role in the development of life and what transpires to one reaching their full potential and career endeavors. NAHER resources and services focus on cultivating student success, developing personal wellbeing, and embracing culture for Native American students.
We would like to invite everyone to our Native American Heritage Week November 6-8th where we will share Native American Culture through lecture, song, dance, and film. The event is free to the public.
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Tuesday November 6th, 2018 WINN 150 Community Room
- 10:30 a.m. Mary Tarango- Opening prayer by Tribal Elder/Member of Wilton Rancheria.
- 11:00 – 12:00pm Dr. Annette L. Reed- enrolled member of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, Director of Native American Studies and Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
- 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Sage La Peña- Northern Wintu, Clinical Herbalist and Ethno-botanist
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Deserea Langley & Jessa Rea Growing Thunder- University of California, Davis Phd Candidates
Wednesday November 7th, 2018 CRC Quad
- 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Northern California Miwuk Dancers- The Northern CA Miwuk traditional dance group is from the local region of Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.
- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sacramento Powwow Dance Group- through singing, dancing, drumming and regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of North American indigenous people are reenacted in this social dance.
- 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Aztec Dance Group- Calmecac is committed in providing it’s traditions through drumming and many other forms of artistic and cultural expressions through Aztec dancing.
Thursday November 8th, 2018
- 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Dancing Salmon Home Documentary - Presented by Jamie Ward, enrolled member of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.
- 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Cultural Presentation Al Striplen- Amah, Mutsun Ohlone, AztecMA, Docent/Interpreter of Native American cultures for the State Indian Museum
- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. The Canary Effect Documentary – Presented by Jason C. Newman, Ph.D., History Professor at Cosumnes River College
Spring 2018 Native Graduates
Angelina Paxton Alejandro Orozco Fernandez Lauren Glantz
United Keetoowah Band Purepecha/ Tarascan River Valley Miwok
AA Liberal Arts-Social/Behavioral Sciences AA Social Sciences AA Liberal Arts- Math & Science
AA Social Sciences
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