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Share our Culture Series

The focus of the Share Our Culture presentations is on the education and preservation of American Indian history and culture. For more details and information, please contact Education Coordinator Crystal Flannery-Bachicha by phone at (316) 350-3345 or e-mail cbachicha@wichita.gov.

March 26,2014:        American Indian Hand Games       7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Imagine a world without the ever advancing fast pace imagery of the modern video game, or even its predecessor, the family board game. But what did children and families due before that? Come join us for a fun filled night of American Indian Hand Games where a few of our local community members will be discussing and demonstrating American Indian Hand Games from various tribes and regions across Indian country.  

April 9,2014:   Arts & Crafts: Powwow Series Part 1     7:00 PM-9:00 PM
This Share Our Culture is the official kick off to our 4th annual powwow series which focuses on different aspects of the ceremony in preparation for our American Indian Festival to be held at Century II on July 12 & 13, 2014. Come join us for part one of this series as local artists from the Wichita Indian Community share their artistic talents and experience with us.  


April 23,2014:     Drums: Powwow Series Part 2            7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Part 2 of Share Our Culture Powwow Series will focus on American Indian Drums. The drum is the heart of many American Indian ceremonies, including the Powwow. This event will feature speakers from the local American Indian community who will be discussing the different aspects of the powwow drum and songs.

May 14, 2014:  Men's Regalia: Powwow Series Part 3  7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Part 3 of the Share Our Culture Powwow Series will focus on Men's Regalia, which is the ceremonial clothing worn by male American Indian powwow dancers.

May 28, 2014:  Women's Regalia: Powwow Series Part 4 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Part 4 of Share Our Culture Powwow Series will feature a presentation given by American Indian women from the local community who will discuss Women's Regalia, the ceremonial clothing worn by female dancers. While the differences in Women's Regalia are visibly noticeable at any powwow, it takes a careful listener to distinguish what dance style each represents. At this event attendees will have the chance to meet one on one with female dancers to gain a better understanding on what those differences are. We invite you to come out and participate in this rare opportunity for us to share with you the answers to many questions you may have had while watching a powwow, but never the chance to ask.

June 11, 2014:       Shawls: Powwow Series Part 5        7:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Shawl is a vital part of American Indian Women's attire at ceremonial events, especially, when it comes to powwow's. We invite you to attend part 5 of the Share Our Culture Powwow Series. This event will feature the film, "How to Make a Native American Dance Shawl", which demonstrates the basic steps to shawl making, and gives a brief overview of the history od the Shawl and how it came to be part of American Indian traditions. Following the fil local female American Indian artists will be on hand to discuss and display their shawls.

 
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