MCC Celebrates Peace and Dignity for all peoples
Mott Community College will celebrate and recognize the Peace & Dignity of all peoples with two events, a Native American ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m., and a presentation on Pre-European Contact and the transition from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day on Monday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Event Center on the main campus in Flint.
The Saturday ceremony, designed to promote cultural and racial harmony, will be held at the Peace & Dignity tree on the south side (facing Court Street) of the Mott Memorial Building at 11 a.m. Directly descended from Native American rituals, the program features the People of the Four Colors ceremony, rededication of the Peace and Dignity Tree, ceremonial dancing and drumming. This event is free and open to the public.
Monday’s presentation on Pre-European Contact and the transition from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day by Judy Pamp will be at 1 p.m. in the Event Center. Pamp is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and Assistant Director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She served as Chair of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan Tribal Education Advisory Board for 10 years, currently chairs the Isabella County Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Education Committee, and serves on the Michigan Indian Education Council Board.
“We are excited to have Ms. Pamp share her insights into, and knowledge of, the history
of Indigenous People’s and their contact with Europeans in North America,” said Jessica
Esperanza, Spanish Instructor, International Institute Chair and Foreign Languages
The Monday event will also include community members representing People of the Four Colors. Each individual will provide brief remarks.
This year’s invited community members representing the Four Directions are:
Yellow: Dr. Rama Rao,, M.D., Pain Control Management
Black: Robert Rawls, Boy Scout Leader (Troop 310) & Youth Leader, St. James C.M.E.
Red: Emily Naganashe, Interim Youth Pastor, Fenton United Methodist Church
White: Susan Frownfelter, Executive Director of Young Life
The Peace & Dignity program is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Mott Community College and MCC Office of Academic Affairs.
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