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Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with activities

Native American danceThe Purcell Public Library commemorates Native American Heritage Month in November with events taking place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the library.

At 10 a.m. is Native American Beading, led by Chickasaw storyteller and artist Amanda John, who will share her experience of 16 years in doing beadwork. Participants will learn about traditional Chickasaw dress and design and ages 13 and up have a chance to create their own Native American style beaded earrings.

At 1 p.m. will be a showing of the family Chickasaw movie based on the life of Native American performer Mary Thompson Fisher, known as “Te Ata,” and her experiences performing around the world. The movie is rated PG and has been approved by The Dove Foundation for family viewing.

Advance registration is required to attend either of the activities.

Native American Heritage Month is an initiative of the National Congress of American Indians and has been celebrated yearly during November since 1990 as a time to educate the general public about tribes and their culture.