Thursday, November 4, 2010

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

© Pat Murkland 2010
Kiich means house in Serrano.
Pronounce: kii as in "turn the key" and ch as in "children"

Every month is Native American Heritage Month
at Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.

But in November we especially take pride in the national celebration of our American Indian cultures, languages, history, and traditional arts.

November is a good time to discover Ahunika'.
Discover The Center at these activities and events:

Nov. 13
Native American Flute Class
This class starts on Nov. 13 and will be meeting every second Saturday.
Bring your flute, learn to play with your heart.
Performance-oriented class led by flutists from Inland Empire Flute Circle.
Only $10. Proceeds will go toward Dorothy Ramon Learning Center's nonprofit work.
Where: The Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning, CA.
When: 6-9 p.m.

© Pat Murkland 2010
Ernest Siva plays the flute

Nov. 15
Serrano Language and Culture Class
Every first and third Monday, learn Serrano language and songs, and explore Serrano culture with Elder Ernest H. Siva, president of the Center.
Where: The Center, 17 W. Hays, Banning, CA.
When: 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 18
14th annual Banning Unified School District
Cultural Celebration
Enjoy Native American storytelling, singing, dancing, arts, crafts, food.

© Pat Murkland 2010
Jacque Nunez tells a story.

See a replica Indian village.
Try Indian frybread.
Participants include Morongo Bird Singers and Dancers, Daughters of Morongo, Jacque Nunez, Ernest Siva.
Co-sponsored by Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, Banning High Indian Club, Banning Unified Indian Education, RSBCIHI Native Challenge Project.
Where: Banning High School, 100 W. Westward, Banning, CA.
When: 5:15 p.m.

Nov. 19
Waat: A Celebration of California's First Cultures
Bird singing, dancing, storytelling, cultural demonstrations and displays.
Replica Indian village.
Co-sponsored by San Manuel Tribal Cultural Awareness Program, Crafton Hills Community College, Yucaipa Valley Historical Society, Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.
Where: Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA
When: 6 p.m.

Nov. 20
The Center at the Phineas Festival
Discover Ahunika' during Banning's downtown holiday festival.
Open house, music, arts, crafts, fun.
Where: The Center, 17 W.Hays, Banning, CA
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

© Pat Murkland 2010

Discover the Center. Please join us.

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