100 Local Native American Graduates to be Recognized on May 8 at the National Orange Show


Terry Goedel (Yakama/Tulalip), world champion hoop dancer, will perform. (Photo by Heard Museum)

Published May 7, 2019

SAN BERNADINO, Calif.  — To support the learning and success of local Native American students – from kindergarten to college graduation – the Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. Native American Resource Center is hosting the 8th annual Native American Student Recognition Dinner at the National Orange Show. This celebration is made possible through partnership with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and area schools including University of Redlands, University of California, Riverside (UCR), California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), Claremont Graduate University, Noli Indian School, San Bernardino City Unified School District and Banning Unified School District. Joshua Gonzales, director of Native American Student Programs at UCR, will serve as the event’s emcee.

The highlight of the evening is the special celebratory entertainment that commemorates Native traditions. Terry Goedel, who has been performing the Native American Hoop Dance for over 45 years and is a seven-time World Hoop Dance Champion, will perform a traditional hoop dance with his daughter. In addition, the Bearspring Dance Group will perform a pow wow exhibition dance.

More than 400 people are expected to attend, including San Manuel Tribal members, local dignitaries, parents, educators and graduating seniors.

LOCATION:         NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW – RENAISSANCE ROOM

930 South Arrowhead Avenue, Gate 9 • San Bernardino, CA 92408

DATE/TIME:         Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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