Nov 4 - Exploring the Black Native American Experience

--- Central District Forum For Arts & Ideas wrote:

November @ The CD Forum


American Heritage Series: Blood Ties: Exploring the Black Native
American Experience

This Thursday! November 4, 2004

7pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S and
Yesler Way, Seattle

In the Oklahoma Indian territory in 1860, it is estimated that 18% of
Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Seminoles and Creeks were of African
descent. In an age where African-Americans are now demanding the right
to claim multiple ancestries and because of broadening racial and
ethnic categories, this history becomes extremely relevant.

Join moderator Minty Jeffrey (Muskogee-Creek), Co-founder Colors NW and
panelists Diane Million (Tanana), Assistant Professor of American
Indian Studies-UW, Eddie Hill (African-American & Choctaw),
Seattle-based mixed media artist and Alicia Woods, Documentary
Filmmaker completing a film about Black Indians in the third
installment of The American Heritage Series as they explore these
historical and current ties and the notion of racial identity among
Native and African Americans. This event is co-sponsored by the Mavin
Foundation and the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Tickets are $7
for adults and $5 for students, seniors and members of any one of the
following organizations: CD Forum & the MAVIN Foundation

Order tickets online at or call

Upcoming Events

Northwest Passage: A sharing of the poetry of Africans in our
Saturday December 4, 2004
6pm at Richard Hugo House

Northwest Passage is an opportunity for local African writers to reveal
their own journey to and in the Northwest through poetry and music.
What do the many different African communities in Seattle have in
common, what is unique to each nationality, ethnicity, religion and/or
gender? What experiences are shared with their African-American
brethren and refugee communities not from Africa?

This event is FREE but space is limited so please arrive early!

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