KCC to celebrate Native American heritage with Nov. 13 event

Kellogg Community College¬†will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a Native American Storytelling event scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the third-floor lobby of the College’s Lane-Thomas Building, 450 North Ave.

The event, which is sponsored by KCC’s Student Life Office and is free and open to the public, will feature presentations by members of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, a federally recognized Potawatomi Indian tribe based in Calhoun County, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Storytellers from the tribe will include Barry Phillips, an education specialist; Lonnie Marshall, who will speak about Native American culture and language; and Beth Moody, who will speak about traditional Native American medicine.

Speaking from 1 to 2 p.m. will be Larry “Pun” Plamondon, an Indian author and activist who lectures high school and college students on the radical politics of the 1960s and 1970s.

“Native American Heritage Month is an important celebration for KCC and Student Life because it is a nationally recognized month that honors the history and contributions of the native people of America,” said TaNisha Parker, manager of Student Life at KCC. “Here at KCC we value diversity and the opportunity to educate our students culturally.”

The event will be held in place of Student Life’s regular Coffeehouse Concert Series as a way to observe Native American Heritage Month.

For more information, contact Kellogg Community College’s Student Life Office at 269-965-3931 ext. 2634 or at studentlife@kellogg.edu.

Pictured above is a sunrise over Spring Lake on a recent morning on KCC’s North Avenue campus.