Brown-bag lunch to feature Native American presentation

One can learn much about a culture through its music and stories. ITD’s first Diversity Brown Bag Lunch, at noon July 29 at noon, will feature a presentation of dance, flute and eagle feather storytelling in Headquarters’ Auditorium by Ronald Sam.

Sam, a member of the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, is one of the founding members of the Red River Powwow Association and current president of the group’s board of directors.

He has given presentations and performed throughout the area at schools, libraries and special events, such as the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho.

Association volunteers frequently are invited to be guest lecturers and presenters at schools and universities. The programs feature demonstrations of drums, flutes, songs and dances, and as a way of sharing cultural perspectives and traditional life with audiences.

A Native American Powwow celebration, sponsored by the Red River Powwow Association, is planned Sept. 16, 17 at O’Connor Field House in Caldwell. Everyone is welcome to the family event and invited to experience and learn from other cultures.

Published 7-22-2011