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Speaker David Gene Lewis, Ph.D is scheduled to speak and answer questions at the event.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID LEWIS  - David Gene Lewis, Ph.DThe City of Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission with the support of the Beaverton Historical Society, will hold its first official Indigenous People's Day event.

The community is invited to come and hear David Gene Lewis Ph.D, historian, professor of anthropology and native studies. Lewis is an active member of the Grand Ronde Tribe. He will discuss Beaverton's indigenous past, current challenges and areas of progress. Lewis lives in Salem and is teaching a class at Mount Hood Community College the same day.

The Indigenous People's Day event takes place on Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:15 p.m. at the Elsie Stuhr Senior Center located at 5550 S.W. Hall Blvd.

Refreshments, displays and demonstrations will take place and then from 7 to 8 p.m. Lewis will speak and host a question-and-answer period.

Admission is free, however, voluntary contributions are appreciated.

For more information, visit BeavertonOregon.gov.

By Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Reporter, Beaverton Valley Times
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