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Learn more about Native American culture at forum Thursday

By From page A4 | May 15, 2013

The second in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on Native American communities.

The forum, sponsored by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Multi-Cultural Community Council, will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Parking is free in the student parking lot. Anyone interested in learning more about the myriad cultures found in Yolo County is welcome to attend.

Presenter Connie Reitman, executive director of the Inter-Tribal Council of California Inc., will provide a perspective on cultural challenges and opportunities within Native American communities. A panel of three people will share their personal perspectives of being Native American.

The forums are an outgrowth of efforts by the Yolo County’s Multi-Cultural Community Council to enrich understanding of the county’s diverse population and to celebrate how cultural knowledge expands our ability to accept and appreciate differences.

The council was created by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and is chaired by Jesse Ortiz. Besides sponsoring the forums, the council acts as an advisory group to Reisig.

For more information, contact Ortiz at [email protected] or Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven at [email protected],

Enterprise staff

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