Indigenous Peoples' History Day - Presentation and Street Fair
Mark your calendars: October 22, 2016, is Indigenous Peoples’ History Day! The Shasta Historical Society is partnering with representatives from local tribes to commemorate indigenous history. This free event includes a street fair in front of the Cascade Theatre in Downtown Redding and a presentation at the Cascade Theatre entitled “Undamming History.” Enjoy food, music, powwow dancers, traditional dance demonstrations, informational booths, and tribal vendors selling arts and crafts at the fair from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come spend the day in Downtown Redding learning the history of our county’s indigenous people. The Shasta Historical Society program begins at 2:00 pm inside the Cascade Theatre, with doors opening at 1:30 pm. Undamming History is a play that weaves assiduously researched historical re-enactments with the story of Awi, a Native student in the modern day, who is struggling to reconcile the difference between what she’s taught at home and at her local school. A special panel featuring cast members and local tribal elders and educators will be held immediately following the program for an open question & answer period. This program is made possible thanks to the Shasta Historical Society’s community partners: local indigenous groups, Viva Downtown, Jefferson Live, Shasta County Arts Council, Ide Adobe Park, Local Indians for Education, and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Date & Time
- October 22, 2016
- 11:00AM - 5:00PM