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Oct. 19, 2012
HCC to observe American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 7
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) will host the fourth annual American Indian Heritage Month Celebration, starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at The Centre. Festivities will include a free educational program catered to middle and high school students and adults. This event provides an opportunity to learn about American Indian culture and traditions.

The 2012 program will feature greetings from Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Administrator Alfred Richardson, recognition of the tribe’s elders, and an elder tribute dance by Sharon Berrun. The keynote speaker for the event will be Arnold Richardson who will also speak on behalf of the tribe’s elders.

The main program will be followed by demonstrations by David Lynch (bows and arrows), Henry Lynch (woodcrafting), Arnold Richardson (Indian music and carvings) and Alvin Evans (ceremonial rattlers).

Vendors will include: Henry Lynch, Chanta Richardson (Title VII), Brian and Trina Lynch (jewelry) and Arnold Richardson. Mills on Wheels will provide samples of American Indian cuisine including Saponi stew, buffalo chili and fry bread.

The event is free and open to the public. A limited number of tickets will be distributed for the food sampling. Tickets will be available at the registration table the day of the event.

This event is part of the HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events that will run throughout 2012-13. The public is invited and encouraged to participate in all events. Unless otherwise noted, guests attend at no charge and events will be held in The Centre.

For more information on the 2012-13 HCC Lyceum Series of Special Events, visit http://www.halifaxcc.edu/lyceum/. Check back frequently for updates. To receive notifications of HCC events and events held at The Centre, visit http://halifaxcc.edu/getevents.htm. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
HCC to observe American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 7
In 2010, HCC student Laura Richardson, left, and Roanoke Valley Early College student Tyneisha Richardson, right, performed the Ladies’ Jingle Dance during the third annual American Indian Heritage celebration.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239