Native American Heritage Week

Native American Heritage Week
November 19-21, 2019

You're invited to learn about the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, as well as the important contributions of indigenous people during Native American Heritage Week at Cosumnes River College. These events are intended to share native culture and raise awareness about Indigenous Native America. We encourage you to participate in the activities, education fair, guest lectures, arts & crafts, live performances and film documentaries.

November 19

Mary Tarango
Winn 150, 10:30 – 11:00 am

Tribal Elder/Former Chairwoman of  the Wilton Rancheria of Miwok Indians of Wilton.  Mary currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Native American Health Center.  

Dhalton Brown and Crystal Martinez-Alire
Winn 150, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dhalton Brown is the Executive Director of Education for Wilton Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe located in Elk Grove, California. Dahlton holds a Bachelor’s in Native American Studies and a Master’s in Education Policy, Leadership Studies.

Al Striplen
Winn 150, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Cultural Presentation:  Amah, Mutsun, Ohlone, Aztec Native American Flute playing & much more!

November 20

Miwuk Dance Group
Aztec Dance Group
Pow Wow Dance Group
Quad, 12:00 – 3 :00 pm 

November 21

“Dancing Salmon Home” Film
Winn 254, 9:00 am 
Presented by Jamie Ward, Enrolled member of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and Jason Newman, History Professor

“Gold, Greed & Genocide” Film
Orchard Room, 10:30 am 
Presented by Jason Newman, History Professor

 “After the Mayflower” Film
Orchard Room, 12:00 pm

"Ama" Film
L 111, 1:30 pm