Honors Forum to host evening of Native-American culture

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss students and the public can learn more about Native-American culture at a first-of-its-kind event on campus next week. Cultural performers from 4 states will gather at Bennett Auditorium next Tuesday night for an event called, "Celebrate-Song, Dance and Story."

The event will focus on how dance, music and storytelling carry on cultural traditions from one generation to another. It's part of an 11th annual performing arts festival.

"They'll speak their own languages in some of the performance, they'll sing their own songs and they'll talk about some of their traditions, the traditions in their youth, their traditions of marriage and the traditions of old age and it's just a learning opportunity, but not the typical learning opportunity that we have often at college," said Dr. Tammy Greer, associate professor of psychology and director of USM's Center for American Indian Research and Studies.

And in April, the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society will host its 9th annual, "Golden Eagle Pow Wow" at USM.

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