Toppenish, Wash . — Heritage University’s Center for Native Health and Culture is hosting visiting indigenous scholars from New Zealand and Hawaii as part of an indigenous peoples cultural exchange Saturday.
“The One Ocean, Shared Waters, Shared Knowledges” event takes place from 11 to 2:30 p.m. in Smith Family Hall on the main campus in Toppenish.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for the people of our region,” said Michelle Jacob, director of the Center for Native Health and Culture. “So often we find that the challenges and strengths that we have as a people are the same ones impacting other indigenous people.”
The event, which is being offered in partnership with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington, features the sharing of songs, dance and food. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call 509-865-0450.