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Browser Column: Native Pride Productions founder to present program in Pine River

Friends and neighbors,

"Heritage," according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a legacy or birthright. I know nothing of my own heritage. I am what is known as a foundling.

This is not the case of our latest offering from the Minnesota Legacy Program. He is Larry Yazzie, founder and artistic director of Native Pride Productions, Inc., established in 2003.

Mister Yazzie is an international lecturer, educator, performer, model and actor. He will present to Pine River residents in song and dance, the flamboyant and majestic movements passed down by his ancestors.

This program will take place at The Warehouse on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2:30 p.m. The Native Pride Dancer's mission is to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through indigenous traditions.

Don't miss this fascinating and inspiring free program.

Legacy Programs are funded in part or whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

For the complete schedule of Legacy funded events at Kitchigami Libraries, visit the Kitchigami Regional Library website: and click on "Legacy Events."

I remain,

Browser, the library cat, seeker of heritage