Davis Community Church will host Native American youth dancers from Annette Island Indian Reserve at a dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Fellowship Hall, 421 D St.
The reserve is in an area of Alaska that is accessible only by boat or float plane. DCC and Sacramento-area Presbyterian churches have visited the area and worked in the community doing construction, repairs and staffing a vacation Bible school.
In exchange, the young people will present Native American dances that express their Christian faith in the context of their culture. It is a rare opportunity to see Native American dance without traveling to a remote area.
The Annette Island Indian Reserve in Alaska is home to 1,400 Tsimshian Native Americans. It is the only Native American reservation in Alaska, the other native tribes having adopted a corporate structure. Most reserve residents work seasonally in the salmon fishing industry.
The dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the performance. Community members are welcome and invited to bring a salad or dessert to share. The event is free and a free will donation will be an option.