Bearcloud Gallery and Native Cultural Center will host an event Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in honor of Indigenous People’s Day.
Marvin Redeye, a Verde Valley resident, will give a talk about Native traditions and some of the differences between Native Nations, their traditions and ceremonies.
Redeye is a full-blooded Onondaga who grew up in New York. As a child, he attended boarding school and as a young adult he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and is currently active with the Verde Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
He has worked with the Seminole people in Florida and the Pueblo people in New Mexico as a drug and alcohol counselor, and makes his home in Camp Verde.
Redeye also designs and creates stunning jewelry. He continues to travel and share another one of his passions, which is storytelling to audiences throughout the country at pow-wows, schools, workshops and to visitors in the Southwest.
He has played various roles in film and television. Some of his film credits include “Thunderheart,” “East Meets West,” “Dances with Wolves,” “White Sands,” “Last Stand at Sable River,” “Bonnie’s Iron Wagon,” “Vampires” and “Hi-Lo Country,” among many others. His television credits include “Lazarus Man,” “Along the El Camino Trail,” “Wishbone,” “Dog Days West,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Rockin Warriors” and “Comanche Moon.”
Call 282-4940 to reserve a spot for the presentation, as space will be limited. Cost is $10. The Bearcloud Gallery and Native Cultural Center is in The Collective, 7000 State Route 179, C-100 in Sedona.