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UCR Department of Dance and Native American Student Programs 

present a ceremonial welcome and film as part of “Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside” activities

 Dancing Salmon Home  

“Best Documentary Feature,” 2012 Annual American Indian Film Festival

This welcoming event offers warmth and hospitality to Indigenous leaders who have come to UCR, and offers an opening space for discussion around colonization, sacred space, protocol and ceremony, and other Indigenous issues the film raises.

 With special guests Chief Caleen Sisk of the Winnemum Wintu

and Jack Gray, Maori choreographer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, UCR

The film, in which “A Northern California Tribe reunites with their Chinook Salmon relatives in New Zealand,” shows relations between Maori and Winnemum Wintu people around attempts to repatriate salmon to the Winnemum Wintu following the construction of the Shasta Dam.  

View the trailer and read more about the film

 Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4:10-6:00 pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary – South, Screening Room INTS 1128

Free admission. Open to the campus and interested others.

No late seating – Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


This Wednesday will be crazy good!

Join us for a Zacatecas lunch in HMNSS 1500, across the courtyard form the department. If you would be so kind, help tour the prospectives around campus afterwards. At 3:30, everyone is invited to meet at the department to caravan downtown where Karen Raines and Santos Z. Roman will walk us through their exhibits: Building the Dream, Preserving the Legacy: The Jane Clark Cullen Collection at the Mission Inn Museum and Flaws in the Diamond: Exploitation and Empire in South Africa, c. 1900 at the California Museum of Photography.

Since everyone is sure to be hungry and thirsty after all of this excitement, we will convene to D Dogs for a non-seminar. Rumor has it the department might be buying some food! Shhh…

So join us for an afternoon of food, fellows, and fascinating exhibition, Wednesday at noon. Work can wait!