Evening of Skykomish Indian culture

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

MONROE – Skykomish Valley Indian Education families invite the community to join them for an evening of Native Culture and Silent Auction, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road, on Saturday, March 25th. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. to browse the silent auction. Music and storytelling begins at 7 p.m. for this free, family friendly event with refreshments provided.

The evening will include a special presentation by virtuoso violinist, Swil Kanim. A member of the Lummi Tribe, Swil Kanim is a classically trained violinist, Native storyteller and actor. His classically influenced music and stories have been transforming people’s lives for decades.

Also, performing will be JP Falcon Grady. A member of the Blackfeet Nation, he is a gifted acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter. JP Falcon plays many music genres (originals and covers) with expert skill. As a professional musician for over twenty years, he has performed all over the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Hawaii and Canada.
The silent auction, hosted by the group’s nonprofit parent organization, will feature Native art, gift certificates, sporting event tickets, gift baskets and more. A dessert dash and other fun events are also planned.

Skykomish Valley Indian Education is a grant-funded program serving Native American/Alaska Native students, preschool through high school, in the Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan school districts.

Through the program’s parent organization, proceeds benefit merit awards as well as cultural and educational activities for Native students and the entire community. For more information about the program and this event, contact Mars Miller at 360-804-3353.

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