Spiritual man Douglas Duncan of the Pomo Nation will be giving a cultural talk and native dancers will perform a traditional dance on Saturday, April 14 from 3-5pm.
Duncan has extensive experience as a speaker and spiritual leader, annually hosting the Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony national radio broadcast and the Pomo Nation’s observance of the Bloody Island Massacre. Academically, he is a distinguished guest speaker at the University of San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley.
A Tribe of Many Nations will also have one of its club members, Inaki Martinez-Creel, play the didgeridoo— a woodwind instrument developed by the indigenous peoples of Australia. The collection of performances will make for a uniquely diversified cultural experience.
The free event is open to the public and will take place in room 106 of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building on the Sierra Nevada College (SNC) campus. Additionally, the timing of the event is ideal for those who also wish to attend the college’s French Film Festival event that night at 7pm.
About Tribe of Many Nations:
Tribe of Many Nations club has become one of the most active groups on SNC’s campus, hosting fundraisers and community events. At the end of October, TMN wrapped up its fourth-annual coat drive, donating a hundreds of coats and goods to the local Washoe tribe in the Carson Valley. The club also held a community event in early November, inviting traditional Washoe drummers to perform and sing ceremonial songs and chants.
Previously known as Native American Student Alliance (NASA), TMN is an official school club under the Student Government Association of SNC. TMN aims to promote environmental restoration, education about historical and present Native American issues, and cultural harmony/cooperation within the community. TMN is open and accepting to all SNC students and operates under a harmonious framework that emphasizes the spread of education and cultural awareness for all indigenous peoples.