As part of American Indian Heritage Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a special performance with the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers. The show of American Indian dance, drum and song takes place in the College Theatre on Wednesday, Nov.13, from 11 a.m. to noon. Group leader, Mark Tayac, will lead the Piscataway Singers and Dancers in a colorful, educational and entertaining program. The event is free and open to the public.
The Piscataway is a federally-recognized American Indian Nation based in Port Tobacco, Md., at the site of their ancestral home at Malone. The Piscataway people are the living descendants of the indigenous Native Americans who encountered Captain John Smith along the banks for the Potomac River in 1608.
Today, the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers present workshops, pow-wows, lectures and campus presentations as a vehicle for cultural expression. The Piscataway Singers and Dancers enjoy performing for audiences who want to learn more about American Indian history, culture and traditions.
This program is co-sponsored by the Student Activities Department and Social Justice Committee. For additional information, contact director of student activities Tom Yencha at 304-424-8309.