A day for celebrating indigenous people

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 2:46 PM
Chef Raymond Naranjo serves samples of indigenous cuisine for lunch during Real Histories of the Americas on Monday. Naranjo is from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Fort Lewis College is hosting several events today, Oct. 9, to celebrate Real Histories of America on Indigenous Peoples' Day.

According to organizers: "The Real History of the Americas takes a positive, but different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native and LGBT peoples, among others. The 2017 theme is: "Honoring the Heartbeat of our Mother," and will feature indigenous drumming, traditional foods, lectures, art, theatre and storytelling. The Real History of the Americas celebration seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultures and histories of sometimes marginalized peoples."

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