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Native American Virtual Celebration

The members of the First Nations Student Union of Central Oregon Community College welcome you to our


Please join us for the following events the week of May 24 through May 28.  All of our events are free and open to the public.

Monday, May 24 - Friday, May 28
Fry Bread making demonstration with Joie Simtustus: Joie is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and is graciously allowing us to re-post the fabulous fry bread video we made in the fall.  Joie is also a former COCC student and is now taking classes at OSU Cascades.  Joie will share the fry bread recipe that her grandmother shared with with her.  You may view this 20-30 minute video at any time during the week of May 24 - 28.  The video will be posted at that time.


Wednesday, May 26, 5:30pm
Salmon Is Everything:
The students of the First Nations Student Union will present a live, read-aloud version of the play, Salmon Is Everything.  This play is based on the Klamath people and the loss of salmon in the Klamath River.  Please click here to access the zoom link for this event.  Salmon Is Everything


Thursday, May 27, All Day
Smoke Signals:  
This film debuted in 1998 and is recognized as the first feature-length film written, directed, produced, and starring Native Americans.  While this film is full of laugh-out-loud comedy, it also does an excellent job addressing underlying issues still faced on reservations today.  Please email Michelle Cary with "Smoke Signals" in the subject line.  You will be emailed a pass code to use on the day of the event. You will then need to log back in here on May 27, click on the watch link, which will be added here, and then enter the pass code that was sent to you.  You may stream the film at any time on May 27.  


For more information, contact:
Michelle Cary, Native American Program Coordinator at COCC at 541-318-3782 or

View photos from previous events