Central Oregon Community College will host a series of events at both the Bend and Madras campuses to share Native American histories, traditions and cultures.
The events are all free and open to the public.
• The Madras campus will host a free screening of “Navajo Code Talkers of World War Two” on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The Bend campus will screen the same film Thursday at 4 p.m. in room 155 of the Boyle Education Center. The documentary features five warriors from the Navajo Nation whose unbroken code was instrumental to many battles in World War II.
• A performance of Native flute music with Clem Picard from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will be held Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Madras campus. He will follow this with a performance Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Wille Hall in the Coats Campus Center at the Bend campus.
• Blue Flamez, a hip-hop artist from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will be performing Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in Wille Hall on the Bend Campus. Blue Flamez was the recipient of the 2016 Native American Music Award for Best Music Video.
These events were organized by Michelle Carey, Native American Program Coordinator at COCC, and the COCC First Nations Student Union.