WC to present Elder Leon Sam Briggs for virtual Native American Heritage program


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WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will present a virtual Native American Heritage Month program featuring Elder Leon Sam Briggs Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. He will share stories of living both on and off the reservation that focus upon the challenges, blessings and health traditions associated with Native Americans in the 21st century.

The event, which is open to the public, can be viewed via Zoom using the meeting identification number 952 1144 4205 and passcode 628054.

Briggs, whose native name is Medicine Bow, is a Seneca/Metis from the Tonowanda Reserve in New York state. In 2004, he was ordained as a spiritual leader of the American Metis Aboriginal Assn. He works in traditional arts and crafts and teaches traditional herbology.

He is a cultural consultant to Two Trees, Inc., a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to community empowerment and cultural bridging.

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