American Indian musician-dancer to begin residency

Kevin Locke, who is known for his flute playing and interpretation of American Indian hoop dance, will participate in a residency Oct. 1-4 as part of the Lied Center's Civic Dialogue Project. He will participate in discussions, school performances and classroom activities.

Locke has played a pivotal role in keeping American Indian flute traditions alive. Raised during a time when indigenous cultures were under scrutiny and attack, he embraced his Lakota (Sioux) background and today is a respected performer and storyteller.

Locke received training in the values, traditions and language of his native culture from his mother, Patricia Locke, a 1991 MacArthur Foundation Grant winner; his uncle, Abraham End-of-Horn; mentor Joe Rock Boy; and other elders and relatives. While his early instruction was mainly from family, he has learned over the years the importance of an evolving global civilization that embraces a collective heritage. It is this universal spirit that Locke strives to convey in his stories, music, humor, dances and workshops.

Residency activities include:

� Oct. 1: "Native American Arts in the Classroom," a free teacher workshop, Navarre Hall, Haskell Indian Nations University.

� Oct. 2: Haskell community performance, 7 p.m., Haskell Auditorium.

� Oct. 3: School performances for grades 4-6, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Haskell Auditorium; appearance at New Generation Society, 1:15 p.m.; Potluck and Arts with Haskell and Pelathe Community Resource Center community, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Stidham Union, Haskell University.

� Oct. 4: Artist residency with Lawrence public schools and workshop with New Dawn Native Dancers, 6:30 p.m., Stidham Union, Haskell University.

� Student workshops at East Heights, Prairie Park and South Junior High schools, throughout the residency.

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