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Join FLC for Native American Heritage Month Events

November 16, 2023

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Join Folsom Lake College’s Native American Student Support & Success Program (NASSSP) for a series of activities in honor of Native American Heritage Month this November:

Friday, November 17, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Main Campus, Community Room (Aspen Hall FL1-20) – register in advance
Handgames, sometimes known as stickgames, are guessing games, in which marked "bones" are concealed in the hands of one team while another team guesses their location. Many Native American tribes play handgames, each having its own unique varied set of rules. Come and learn how to play and win prizes!

Storytelling and Beading Workshop
Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Main Campus, Community Room (Aspen Hall FL1-20) – register in advance
Native American storytelling is unique to each tribe and is a rich and diverse tradition that has been passed down through generations. It holds great cultural significance and serves as a means of preserving history and teaching lessons. Native American stories often have elements of nature, spirituality, and the relationship between humans and the natural world. Come and enjoy storytelling and learn how to bead jewelry! Craft supplies will be provided.

Movie Screening: “Dance Me Outside”
Thursday, November 30, 3:00 to 5:30 pm, Main Campus, Equity Center (located in Aspen Hall/FL1 inside the Welcome and Student Success Center) – no registration required
Meet in community on the last day of Native American Heritage Month with a special screening of "Dance Me Outside" (view trailer). Released in 1994, "Dance Me Outside" was one of the first films to bring to light missing and murdered Indigenous Women. "Dance Me Outside" is a movie about life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario, Canada. Note: Rated R for language and brief violence. Snacks will be provided!

For more information, please contact Dr. Tami Cheshire at

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