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American Indian Heritage Celebration Education Day 2021 Schedule and Registration

We hope you and your students enjoy these programs and performances. Registration is limited for all sessions, except for Music and Dance Performances. Presentations will be recorded and available as videos on demand as well. Please note: Registration links for Presentations CANNOT be shared. The presentations may be projected for classroom or other group viewing. All presentations and performances are free to attend. All sessions are subject to change.


9:45-10:30 am
Gwen Locklear, Storyteller

Gwen Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, is an educator and gifted storyteller, sharing traditional folktales that resonate today.

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Senora Lynch, Artist, Potter

Senora Lynch, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, is well known for her handmade pottery which is made using the tradition of hand-coiling white and red clay. She etches designs into each piece’s surface, creating unique works of art that connect past and present.

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10:45-11:30 am

Museum of the Cherokee, Crafting

Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will engage students with Cherokee crafting traditions.

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Patrick Suarez, Regalia and Dance

Patrick Suarez, a member of the Meherrin Tribe, is a well-known smoke dancer who understands the meaning and significance of regalia for native peoples.

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Music and Dancing

9:30 am-3:30 pm

Enjoy performances by North Carolina American Indians with War Paint and other Drum Groups of dances including Men’s Grass, Women’s Jingle, Men and Women’s Traditional, Women and Men’s Fancy, and Eastern Woodland. New Music and Dancing performances begin about every 45 minutes, beginning at 9:30 am. Last performance begins at 3:00 pm. Watch anytime during the day!

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