The Seventh Wave film

WVC at Omak celebrates Native American Heritage Month with film on Nov. 18

Media Contact: Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator and academic adviser, 509.422.7814, or Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509.682.6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)

November 5, 2015

As part of Native American Heritage Month, the Wenatchee Valley College at Omak Red Road The 7th Wave poster imageAssociation will show the film The 7th Wave on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Hazel Allen Burnett Hall rooms 401 and 402. Admission is two cans of non-perishable, unexpired food items.

In 1989, Emmit Oliver, a Quinault tribal elder, organized Paddle to Seattle as part of the Washington State Centennial Ceremony and revitalized a tradition that was lost for many years. Now known as the Canoe Journey, the event has become a symbol of the cultural revitalization on a national level. In 2013, the Quinault hosted what was one of the largest canoe journeys in Native American history. The 7th Wave follows that journey in the days leading up to the paddle to Quinault.

The 7th Wave has been nominated for the 2015 Official Selection at the American Indian Film Festival held in San Francisco this month. The film is produced by Chris Eyre, who also produced and directed Smoke Signals, and it is directed by Ben-Alex DuPris, a Colville and Cheyenne River Sioux, and Derrick LeMere, a Chippewa Cree and Colville. DuPris and LaMere will attend the film showing.

For more information, call Livia Millard, WVC at Omak multicultural coordinator, at 509.422.7814.