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Sault Ste. Marie, ON – September 30, 2009 – The Sault College Native Student Council hosts its first Anishinaabe Fashion Show. The event will take place this Saturday October 3rd at 8:00pm in Enji Maawnjiding, the Native Centre at Sault College. Traditional Powwow dancers will model their own regalia, and clothing by local designers Chessa Syrette and Daniel P.A. Jones will be featured. The College Student Alliance will also be in attendance.“It’s important to educate the non-native student body at all Colleges,” says Patrick Hunter, Native Student Council President, Sault College. “Some might not have seen traditional clothing before and probably have questions. This is a forum to get those questions answered and to watch really beautiful clothes made by local Aboriginal youth,” says Hunter. The featured clothing is a mix of contemporary and traditional dress. “Since the Student Alliance will be on campus, we wanted to show our Native centre as an example to those who might not have such a centre,” says Hunter.
Sault College continues to be a leader in Native education and student success. Through effective teaching modes, the Native Education and Training Department offers students a unique learning environment conducive to language, traditions, culture and values.
The event is open to the public and entry is by donation. For more information contact Patrick Hunter at 759-2554 ext. 2570.
About Sault College
Sault College reaches students through post secondary, continuing education, apprenticeship training and third party contract training. Sault College offers a full range of programs: Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Post Graduate Certificates, Degrees, and Apprenticeship programs. Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys demonstrate that almost 90% of Sault College students are employed within six months of graduation and student satisfaction is among the highest in the province.
Sault College, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is one of 24 community colleges in Ontario. Visit our website at www.saultcollege.ca for more information.
Tessa Pino, Communications Officer
705.759.2554 ext. 2830
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