Skykomish Valley Indian Education hosts Evening of Native culture, silent auction

Skykomish Valley Indian Education (SVIE) families invite the community to join them for an Evening of Native Culture and Silent Auction, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center (17001 Tester Road) on Saturday, March 28. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. so attendees can browse the silent auction. Music and storytelling begins at 7 p.m. for this free, family-friendly event.

The evening will include a special presentation by virtuoso violinist Swil Kanim. A member of the Lummi Tribe, Kanim is a classically trained violinist, Native storyteller and actor. His music and stories are classically influenced.

The silent auction, hosted by the group's parent organization, will feature Native art, gift certificates, gift baskets and more.-á

Refreshments, including fresh fry bread from Big Bear's Native Tacos, will be served for a suggested 50-cent donation to benefit SVIE.

SVIE is a grant-funded program serving Native American and Alaska Native students, preschool through high school, in the Monroe, Snohomish and Sultan public schools. Proceeds will benefit cultural and educational activities for Native students. -á

For more information about the program, contact Mars Miller at 360-804-2554.


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