Growing Up Native: The Performance - Nov. 1, 2008

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Saturday, November 1, 7 p.m. Wendy Williamson Auditorium

The play "Growing Up Native" presents a unique opportunity to bring people from all walks of life together to celebrate Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month. It is a humorous and provocative peek into the trials and tribulations of growing up in Alaska. After the play, a panel discussion with Q & A from the audience will take place.

Ed Bourgeois, of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, produces and directs this performance, which is based on the book Growing Up Native In Alaska.

The book is a compilation of interviews with 27 young Alaska Native leaders about their lives, their futures, the impact of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and how they are "finding innovative and creative ways to live in two worlds." All contributors to the book have been invited to attend this performance. The book and new DVD of "Growing Up Native" will also be available at the event. Sponsors for the play include Koniaq Inc., Bristol Bay Native Corporation, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, UAA Diversity Action Council, CIRI, The CIRI Foundation, Alaska Native Heritage Center, UAA Office of Community Partnerships, UAA/APU Books of the Year, ANAIHMC, UAA Native Student Services and the UAA Campus Bookstore.

The premiere of "Growing Up Native In Alaska" was created in partnership with Cyrano's Theatre Company and the Alaska Native Heritage Center in 2007.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782.

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