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Healing Through Art is the Subject of Medicine Ways Conference


Healing Through Art is the Subject of Medicine Ways Conference

The 29th annual event is Saturday, May, 8, at the University of California, Riverside

(May 5, 2010)

Native American arts and traditions will be the subject of the 29th Annual Medicine Ways Conference, Enlarge

Native American arts and traditions will be the subject of the 29th Annual Medicine Ways Conference, "Healing Through Art: Past, Present, Future" Saturday, May 8th at the University of California, Riverside.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- Native American arts and traditions will be the subject of the 29th Annual Medicine Ways Conference, "Healing Through Art: Past, Present, Future" Saturday, May 8th at the University of California, Riverside, Highlander Union Building room 302.

Speakers include Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla), Marcus Lopez (Chumash), and Ernest Siva (Serrano/Cahuilla).

Workshops include hands-on directions about making a gourd rattle to learning how to basket weave and bead. Workshop leaders are Derek Duro (Cahuilla) and Alexis Duro (Chumash/UCR Student). Also planned, a silent art auction.

The conference starts at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast and ends with California Bird Singing and Dancing starting at 6 p.m.

The conference is free, but registration is required. Parking will be $5 in Lot 1.

The event is hosted and organized by the Native American Student Association and Native American Student Programs of UCR. “We appreciate all those who have helped to make this a successful event in the past years and we are looking forward to another great turnout,” said Josh Gonzalez, interim director of the UCR Native American Student Programs office.

The event is sponsored this year by the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, Barona Band of Mission Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, The Well Diversity Initiatives, Associated Student Program Board, Rupert Costo Endowment Chair, California Center for Native Nations, Native American Student Association & Native American Student Programs.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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