Community Celebration Event
Celebration of Community
“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” –Marianne Williamson
Community connects us, supports us, and is essential to our well being. As we come together at Four Directions, we share the rich
resources of wisdom and experience as we work with and learn from each other. It is also important to take time to share laughter,
break bread, and celebrate. This year’s Community Event celebrates the rich heritage of the past, the successes and challenges of our
present, and the hopes and dreams for our future.
This special event; this beautiful meal; this wonderful celebration is a chance to share as a community, enjoy traditional and
contemporary music, dance, and performance art.
Please join us in a
Celebration of Community and Dinner
Wednesday, October 3
Swil Kanim, US Army Veteran, world class virtuoso violinist, Native storyteller, and actor, is a member of the Lummi Nation. Swil brings healing and hope through music, fine arts, and storytelling to explore how authentic expression contributes to healthy communities. He encourages all to Honor Your Vision – Follow Your Passion.
Gene Tagaban – “One Crazy Raven” – is a storyteller, a counselor, a trainer, a teacher. Gene is of the Takdeintaan clan, the Raven, Freshwater Sockeye clan from Hoonah, Alaska. He is the Child of the Wooshkeetan clan, the Eagle, Shark clan from Juneau, Alaska. He is Cherokee, Tlingit, and Filipino.
Mitch Factor, Seminole and Menominee Indian, comedian and teacher. Mitch is one of the top Indian comedians in the United States, and has performed for thousands over the last ten years, from Anchorage, Alaska to Germany, and most of Indian country. Mitch has performed for National Indian conferences, casinos, music festivals, Pow Wows, Indian Head Start programs, Indian banquets, and private corporate events across the US.
|Roger Fernandes, Native American artist, storyteller, and educator, is a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. As an artist, he has done a variety of public and commissioned pieces that share the culture of the local tribes. As a storyteller, he shares the wisdom and knowledge held in the traditional myths and legends of his people and other tribes across the region.