A Gathering of Families, a celebration of Native or Indigenous culture and art, March 11, noon to 5 pm.
An opening ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm with greetings from Puyallup Tribal Elder Connie McCloud. Students will then be featured from the Chief Leschi Drum & Dance Group led by Culture Teacher Teresa Harvey.
Storytellers Harvest Moon, Quinault; Tammy Woodrich, Nooksack and Sondra Simone Segundo, Haida will share legends, stories and song. Other dance groups that will perform include the Haida Heritage Dance Group, and a group of Fancy dancers – Pow Wow dancers will show their talents.
A Gathering of Families is a special festival intended to honor Native American culture, promote indigenous arts, enhance culturalawareness, and promote cultural competency. A primary goal of the Karshner Center is to build a culturally responsive learning community through creative educational programs for learners of all ages.