Native American performer returns to Pelican schools
Local News | Published on January 25, 2023 at 11:57am CST | Author: Pelican Rapids Press0
Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary students enjoyed a captivating and educational performance by Dennis Rogers Jan. 20, the former Director of Indian Education for Topeka Public Schools in Topeka. He played native flute, hand drum, and performed two Interpretive Dances in native sign language. The songs were in English, so the students could understand them.
He finished with his award-winning Hoop Dance—which included student participation.
Rogers has been a frequent performer at the Pelican schools over many years. He was also featured at the Pelican Rapids Friendship Festival several years ago.