December activities include lecture, dream catcher workshop
The Mid-America All-Indian Center hosts a variety of programs each month that give people from around the area the opportunity to learn more about American Indian culture. The following activities take place in December at the Indian Center, located at 650 N. Seneca:
Share Our Culture Lecture Series: “Giving Thanks”
7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11
The holidays are a time when people are encouraged to give thanks for their blessings. During this presentation, Beau Waterman (Dakota) will talk about different ways that individual tribes and American Indian families give thanks every day of the year. The Share Our Culture Lecture Series is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month featuring different topics related to American Indian traditions, customs and history. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Beginning Dream Catcher Making Workshop
1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14
In this two-hour workshop, students will create a gift that is unique and full of history. The dream catcher has been part of the American Indian culture for generations. Dream catchers hang above beds to protect people from negative dreams. They only allow good dreams to filter through, sliding down the feathers to the sleeper. Bad dreams stay in the net and disappear with the morning light. Registration is $10 per person and all supplies are included in the registration fee.
For more information about the Share Our Culture presentation or Dream Catcher Workshop, contact Education Coordinator Crystal Flannery-Bachicha by phone (316) 350-3345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org