The One Spirit Dance Team will celebrate
North Carolina’s rich American Indian history in a
program at Forsyth Tech, Wednesday, April 13 from
noon to 1:30 pm at the Ardmore Auditorium on the
college’s Main Campus.
(Winston-Salem, NC) – As part of its ongoing Humanities Enrichment Series, Forsyth Tech will be hosting the One Spirit Dance Team on Wednesday, April 13 from noon to 1:30 pm in the Dewitt Rhoades Conference Center at the Oak Grove Center on the college’s Main Campus, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem. The program is free and open to the public.
The One Spirit Dance Team, based in the Triad, travels across North Carolina to promote the state’s deep American Indian heritage. The program at Forsyth Tech will offer a first-hand opportunity to learn about the contributions of American Indian tribes, past and present, to the Tar Heel state’s diverse culture and society.
“Many people don’t realize that North Carolina has the highest American Indian population on the east coast,” says Anu Williams, department chair of Humanities, Communication and Fine Arts at Forsyth Tech. “The One Spirit Dance Team’s program communicates in vibrant and memorable ways an aspect of our state’s rich heritage that is less well-known.”
Members of the One Spirit Dance Team consist of representatives from North Carolina’s eight recognized tribes: Lumbee, Haliwa-Saponi, Coharie, Sappony, Waccamaw Siouan, Meherrin, Cherokee, and the Occaneechi Saponi.
A member of the One Spirit Dance Team will be available for media interviews following the presentation."
- A Press Release