Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Host Native American Awareness Gathering

2018-11-29T14:53:09+00:00November 18th, 2018|

The free event features storytelling, dancing, dinner and more!

There are nearly 700 students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) who identify as Native American or Alaska Natives from 65 tribes, and on Friday, Nov. 30, they will be celebrated through native music, dancing, storytelling and a special native dinner. November is Native American Heritage Month, and this gathering is the culmination of a month-long celebration that also included a proclamation from the Salem-Keizer Board of Directors.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at Chemeketa Community College Building 2, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem. SKPS employees who attend may receive three professional development credits. The gathering is hosted by the Indian Education Program and the Indian Parent Advisory Committee.

The SKPS Indian Education Program provides services for students who identify as Native American or Alaska Natives including tutoring, college and scholarship information, the Eagle Feather Graduation Celebration, monthly meetings for parents and a culturally based academic summer program.

What: Native American Awareness Gathering
When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Where: Chemeketa Community College Building 2, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
Cost: Free