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Native American flute concert, Zoom weaving class, and storyteller Jefferson Greene among events.

COURTESY PHOTO: CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Central Oregon Community College's annual Salmon Bake is going online with Native American cultural events this weekend. More than 4% of COCC students are Native American or Alaskan Native.The First Nations Student Union at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is turning its annual Salmon Bake celebration into a trio of free cultural events, May 28-30, all accessed remotely. Several of the events feature members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Forgoing the popular fish feast and dancing demonstration this year due to COVID-19 concerns, the student group and the college's Native American program are instead presenting a flute concert, a traditional weaving tutorial and a storytelling event via live and prerecorded sessions. View the events and learn more by searching "Salmon Bake" at cocc.edu.

On Thursday, May 28, flutist James Edmond Greeley, a Native American Music Award winner, will be performing an hourlong outdoor show from the Warm Springs Reservation. Greeley is of Hopi, Warm Springs, Wasco and Nez Perce descent. The prerecorded concert will be accessible all day for viewing.

At 1 p.m. on Friday, May 29, Brenda Brainard, of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, will be leading a live virtual weaving project on Zoom, which will be limited to 30 participants. Contact Michelle Cary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and receive materials.

On Saturday, May 30, Jefferson Greene from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will be sharing some traditional Native American stories. Greene is an Ichishkín language and cultural liaison for the tribes. The stories will be posted all day Saturday.

More than 4% of COCC's students are American Indian or Alaska Native.

For more information, contact Michelle Cary, Native American program coordinator, at 541-318-3782 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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