Lesley’s free Culture Fest to celebrate Native Americans

Lesley University’s free daylong Culture Fest 2015 has a very specific focus Thursday: Native American culture.

There are authentic Native American wares for sale throughout the day, Native American cuisine in the university’s White Hall dining commons, a screening and discussion of the film “Winter in the Blood,” and performances by Cheyenne and Plimoth Plantation Wampanoags, with the schedule as follows:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Native American vendors sell wares in the McKenna Student Center.
10 a.m. to noon: Wampanoag natives give a demonstrate and are available for conversation at the festival’s Plimoth Plantation table.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Native American cuisine is available in White Hall.
12:30 to 3 p.m.: “Winter in the Blood,” based on a novel by James Welch; directed by Alex and Andrew J. Smith; and starring Chaske Spencer, David Morse and Julia Jones, is screened in Marran Theater, followed by discussion.
3 to 5 p.m.: Joseph Firecrow, Cheyenne flautist and storyteller, performs in the outdoor amphitheater.

There will be gifts raffled off throughout the event, which is sponsored by the Lesley University Diversity Council. All events take place at Lesley University’s Doble Campus, 34 Mellen St., in the Agassiz neighborhood near Harvard Square.

Click here for information, or send email to Yazmin Colon Garcia at ycolon@lesley.edu.

This post was written from a press release.

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