TCC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 13, 2015) – Tarrant County College continues its observance of Native American Heritage Month through November with campus events including dance, music and special speakers.
Several campuses will host events on Nov. 17. At 11:30 a.m., “Native American Storytelling: The Tipi Tellers” will feature storytellers De Cee Cornish and Jaye McLaughlin in the Tahita Fulkerson Library at the Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle. Telling stories with music and artifacts presents an unforgettable celebration of Native American heritage, bringing the past alive.
From noon to 1 p.m., the South Campus hosts the Bear Claw Singers Drum Group in the Dining Hall. From 2 to 3 p.m., storyteller Eldrena Douma will share pueblo stories, songs and family history in the Living Room on the South Campus, 5301 Campus Drive.
While on the Northeast Campus, the use of plants and herbs in teas, poultices and other forms for medicinal purposes will be discussed in “Tae Traditional Healing” on Nov. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the NSTU 1506 at 828 W. Harwood Road, Hurst. Lisa Uhlir, Ph.D., professor of government, leads the discussion.
Additional events include TCC alumna Alisa Tomlinson, playing her Native American flutes in the Walsh Library on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway. On Nov. 19, the Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, will host a Native American Heritage Event from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Main Commons. Live Native American dance and music will be featured along with a discussion on native artifacts. Refreshments are included.
At the 28th Leadership eXperience Summit on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in the Trinity River Campus Action Suite, keynote speaker, branding and marketing strategist Chenoa Baryhdt discusses “Going Back to Native Ways for Personal Growth”. RSVP at or call Stevie Blakely at 817-515-1191.
Wrapping up the month-long observance, on Nov. 24, Lisa Uhlir will lead a discussion of the dynamic increase in crime on reservations and the lack of response from the federal government. The discussion will take place at the Northeast Campus in NSTU 1615A, Center Corner, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.