SCC Observes Native American Heritage Month
In 1915 a proclamation was issued declaring the second Saturday of each May as American Indian Day.
This marked the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens. President George H. W. Bush later designated November as National American Indian Heritage Month in 1990. Similar proclamations under various names have been declared every year since 1994.
The Katharine L. Boyd Library at Sandhills Community College will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a fascinating display of Native American crafts, artifacts and materials. The items are on loan from Native Americans Windie Barnes and Feather Zimmerman of the Learning Resources Department of the college, Basic Skills instructor Marco Clark and from Carthage resident Nancy Kingfisher.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Native American storyteller Kat Littleturtle, along with several other Native American dancers, will perform Native American dances on the patio in front of the library.
There will be two 45-minute performances. The first will be at 11 a.m. and the second at noon. The public is welcome to attend and to also view the special display. The dance will be moved to Owens Auditorium in case of rain.
The college library is available for use for all students as well as all individuals who live or work in Moore or Hoke counties, and are 18 or older. They may receive a community patron library card to check out materials. Community patrons must present a picture ID such as a North Carolina driver's license or other proof of residency. >
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