Aztlan: Native American Storytelling, Song, and Dance
The Thanksgiving season is now traditionally celebrated at the Takoma Park Maryland Library with a visit from Tomas Shash, spokesperson and elder of the Atzlan Native American Cultural Arts Center in Gardner, Colorado. This year’s visit from Tomas and the Aztlan dance theatre group will take place in the Children’s Room on Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
Tomas, or “Eaglebear” as he is affectionately known by his Takoma Park fans, seeks through song, dance, and storytelling provide insight into the lives of Native American people today. The group expresses values of the Native American people and the community in which they live: respect for elders, giving a helping hand the friends and neighbors, helping mom and dad, listening to teachers, and taking care of Mother Earth. The members of the Atzlan center are descendants of the Mimbreno Apache and the Mexican Indian people.
In the past, Tomas has brought at least some of his family of nine children who are accomplished dancers and storytellers in their own right. These children are growing up fast, and Tomas is not sure which ones will be accompanying him this year!
The Friends of the Library have generously offered to pay for this special event. Please let us know you will be attending by calling 301-891-7259.Posted by at October 22, 2004 11:27 AM