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COCC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with documentary, flute, rap performances.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Hip hop artist Scott Kalama, known as 'Blue Flamez,' at COCC's Wille Hall in Bend.
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, Central Oregon Community College is screening a documentary, and offering flute and rap performances, featuring Warm Springs musicians, at the Madras and Bend campuses this month.

As a tribute to the World War II Navajo code talkers, COCC will have a free showing of the documentary titled, "Navajo Code Talkers of World War II," from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Community Room at the Madras campus. A light dinner will be provided.

The documentary will be screened from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in Boyle 155, at the Bend campus. A light snack will be available.

Accomplished musician Clem Picard, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, will perform an evening of free Native American flute music from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in the Community Room at the Madras campus, with a light dinner provided.

Picard will also perform from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Wille Hall, on the Bend campus.

Award winning Native American rapper Scott Kalama, known at Blue Flamez, will perform rap and share some of his hip-hop videos from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Central Oregon Community College's Wille Hall, on the Bend campus.

The winner of 2016's Native American Music Award for Best Music Video for his video titled "Rez Life," Kalama is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

For more details on the events, contact Michelle Cary at 541-318-3782.


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