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College to host Native American pow-wow

Experience Native American culture at the third annual Kanawaksooma (Quiet Thunder) Celebration, which kicks off at noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Sponsored by Chako Kum-Tux, the college's Native American Club, and the Bow and Arrow Culture Club, this free 12-hour celebration offers authentic music, dance, crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Harold Paul will perform the emcee duties; Ed Goodell will be the Headman Dancer; and the Rainy Creek Singers from Warm Springs will be the host drum. This year the Circle of Hope organization stepped up to assist Chako Kum-Tux with free salmon. The Circle of Hope is an organization of surviving Native American cancer patients based in the Portland/

Vancouver area.

The pow-wow begins at noon and concludes at midnight. The grand entry ceremonies will be conducted at 1 and 7 p.m.