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Liberty Lake Elementary engages in local Native American culture
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Liberty Lake Elementary third graders are participating in the second of a two-day multimedia, multicultural program today. The hands-on educational experience is designed to directly involve students with the native art and cultures of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Special guest Ronn Wilson, a Native American artist, is sharing a unique presentation March 7 from 2:10 - 2:55 p.m. during an all-school assembly in the gymnasium. Liberty Lake Elementary is located at 23606 E. Boone Avenue in the Central Valley School District. A select group of third grade students will join the performance.

Ronn Wilson describes his assembly presentation as “an artistic replica of a Kwakwakawaka ceremonial house as seen by simulated firelight.  There will be a dramatic, narrated dance presentation of traditional Northwest Coast style masks seen as they were meant to be seen and used. Each mask is shown in its own context with song, dance, story and costume and illustrates a particular facet of Northwest culture.”

As part of the non-profit organization, Of Cedar and Salmon, Wilson has been providing his unique service in a variety of educational venues since 1977. More information can be found on his website at www.ofcedarandsalmon.com.

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