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Mendocino College’s Native American History class  (HST 222) is hosting “Healing of America,” a gathering this May 19, 2010 in the Little Theatre inside Lowery Library at the Ukiah campus from 11:00am – 1:20pm.  The gathering will highlight the work of the Native American History class, which has been studying Native American history from pre-contact to contemporary times.  The class brings to light the uniqueness of aboriginal California Native Americans.  And, through emphasizing personal testimonies of local California Native American history, the class raises awareness and strengthens understanding of the culture and needs of California Native Americans so that Native and non-Native Americans can create healthy relationships from which we can all benefit.

Opening prayers will be performed by Round Valley Tribal Elder Sylvester Joaquin.  Students from the class will give their historical testimonial research of local Native Americans.  The class instructor, Howard Chavez, a Big Valley Tribal Elder, will perform “Let the Light of the Feathers Shine through Me.” 

Ervin Lent will be the keynote speaker, giving his interpretations of his great grandfather Wovoka’s vision of the Ghost Dance.  Wovoka was a Paiute Medicine-Man from Nevada, who inspired the vision of California’s “Big Head dance” still practiced today by local California Native Americans.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with a special invitation to tribal people, and those involved in mental health, social services, and law enforcement. 


Mendocino College presents

Healing of America

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

11:00am – 1:20pm

The Little Theatre, Room 710

Lowery Library

1000 Hensley Creek Road

Ukiah, CA  95482

Created: May 12, 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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