Date(s) - 10/21/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn about the history and traditions of Great Basin Native Americans. This year’s Native Market features handmade crafts, collectibles, jewelry, and more. Native American art makes great Christmas gifts.
The event also features the exhibit, “Through Our Own Eyes: A Native American Youth Art Exhibition.” The exhibit includes 49 paintings by students from Owyhee Combined School, located on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation.
This year’s event will present a program about the upcoming Newe Ghani Cultural Center, along with presentations on Native American lifeways:
Oct. 21, 11:00 a.m.: The Newe Ghani Cultural Center
James Hedrick, cultural manager for the future Newe Ghani Cultural Center, will provide an update on the Center that will be located on the Elko Indian Colony. The Center will have representatives from nine of the Western Shoshone Tribes, and will share the Western Shoshone culture with the public. Hedrick will discuss plans on the Center’s development.
Oct. 21, 2:00 p.m.: The Western Shoshone Language, by the Alfred Jackson Family
The Jackson Family will present a video and discuss how they are working with two young Western Shoshone families in learning the Western Shoshone language.
Oct. 22, 11:00 a.m.: Nevada Native Plants
Western Shoshone Elder, Darlene Graham, will share her knowledge of using the Nevada native plants for medicine and nourishment.