A day for celebrating indigenous people

Fort Lewis College hosts Real Histories of America

Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, serves his indigenous cuisine sampler for lunch during the 10th Annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the ballroom of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community. Enlarge photo

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Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, serves his indigenous cuisine sampler for lunch during the 10th Annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the ballroom of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community.

Fort Lewis College is hosting several events today to celebrate Real Histories of America on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

According to organizers: “The Real History of the Americas takes a positive, but different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Native and LGBT peoples, among others. The 2017 theme is: “Honoring the Heartbeat of our Mother,” and will feature indigenous drumming, traditional foods, lectures, art, theatre and storytelling. The Real History of the Americas celebration seeks to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultures and histories of sometimes marginalized peoples.”

For a complete schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2ky4t0g.

Chef Raymond Naranjo serves samples of indigenous cuisine for lunch during Real Histories of the Americas on Monday. Naranjo is from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico. Enlarge photo

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Chef Raymond Naranjo serves samples of indigenous cuisine for lunch during Real Histories of the Americas on Monday. Naranjo is from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico.

Ursala Hudson, a Tlingit tribal member in Alaska, and a Fort Lewis College graduate living in Pagosa Springs, demonstrates weaving a raven’s tail rug during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community. Enlarge photo

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Ursala Hudson, a Tlingit tribal member in Alaska, and a Fort Lewis College graduate living in Pagosa Springs, demonstrates weaving a raven’s tail rug during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community.

Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, serves his indigenous cuisine sampler for lunch during the 10th Annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the ballroom of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community. Enlarge photo

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, serves his indigenous cuisine sampler for lunch during the 10th Annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the ballroom of the Student Union at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community.

A native trail mix prepared by Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, is part of the Indigenous Cuisine Sampler Lunch served during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community. Enlarge photo

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A native trail mix prepared by Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, is part of the Indigenous Cuisine Sampler Lunch served during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community.

Three Sisters made with wild oregano, corn, beans and squash was prepared by Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, that is part of the Indigenous Cuisine Sampler lunch at the Real History of the Americas event Monday at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

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Three Sisters made with wild oregano, corn, beans and squash was prepared by Chef Raymond Naranjo, of Santa Clara Pueblo, north of Santa Fe, that is part of the Indigenous Cuisine Sampler lunch at the Real History of the Americas event Monday at Fort Lewis College.

Artists talk about and sell their work at the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College.  The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community. Enlarge photo

Jerry McBride/Durango Herald

Artists talk about and sell their work at the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College. The daylong event is to take a different look at the history of North and South America from the viewpoints of Hispanic, African-American, Native people and the LGBT community.

Carolina Villarroel, Brown Foundation director of research for “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literacy Heritage Project” at the University of Houston, delivers a keynote address during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

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Carolina Villarroel, Brown Foundation director of research for “Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literacy Heritage Project” at the University of Houston, delivers a keynote address during the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College.

Books of all types are sold at the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College. Enlarge photo

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Books of all types are sold at the 10th annual The Real History of the Americas on Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday at Fort Lewis College.

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