CFCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with series of special events

Each November, Cape Fear Community College celebrates Native American Heritage Month, which explores the history and traditions of Native American culture in the Cape Fear Region. This year the event features a series of lectures, children’s activities and artifact identification activities, which start this weekend. All activities are free and open to the public.

The events include:

Artifact Identification Days:

November 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  in the CFCC Library at the downtown Wilmington Campus.  The public is welcome to bring in Native American artifacts, fossils, rocks and minerals for identification.  Geology instructor Phillip “Dr. Rocks” Garwood, will be on hand to identify the objects.

 

Forum: Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions:

November 14 from 7- 9 p.m.  Wilma Daniels Gallery

Learn how cultural heritage education in colleges and universities are creating the next generation of leaders. CFCC hosts officials from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, who will discuss the wide range of living cultural expression that exists in Native American communities.

Presenters include:

Dr. Cammie Hunt,   Associate Vice Chancellor for Engaged Outreach, UNC Pembroke

Dr. Charles Tita, Director of Distance Education, UNC Pembroke.

Dr. Darek Hunt, Director for the Regional Center and Community Outreach, UNC Pembroke.

 

An Evening with the The Waccamaw Siouan: “The People of the Falling Star” 

November 22 from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Wilma Daniels Gallery

Join CFCC in honoring the art and culture of one of the eight recognized native tribes of North Carolina. The event will feature native craft, music, and dance. Admissions is free, but donations are welcome and will go to the Native American Heritage Fund at CFCC.

 

Children’s event: “The Cape Fear River Indians.”

November 23 at Halyburton Park from 11 a.m. – 12 noon.

Children’s story and activity hour.  Free to the public.

 

For more details, email Dan Sheret at dsheret759@mail.cfcc.edu.