Throughout the year Cannon Connections organizes various events to promote cultural diversity, education, and appreciation. Upcoming events are listed on this page. For additional information, or to propose an event for future consideration, please contact Cannon Cultures president, Sheetal Patel-Thakkar.

Renowned Native American Dancer to Perform at Cannon School

Audience: Students Grades 4-6 and Parents
Date: November 4, 10:30 -11:15 am
Location: Boswell Gym
Cannon Cultures is honored to sponsor a performance by Meskwaki Native American Larry Yazzie for Native American Heritage Month. A renowned dancer who has been invited repeatedly to the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to perform, Mr. Yazzie will dance, sing, and tell stories while wearing traditional regalia. 

There’s no better way to prepare and inspire the children for the Thanksgiving season than with an authentic, interactive Native American experience!

This is an exciting opportunity for the children, as Mr. Yazzie is traveling from Minnesota to present at UNCC and also be our guest. He is a Champion Powwow Men's Fancy Dancer, an Eagle Dancer, and also plays the Native American Flute. He says his mission is “to educate, inspire, motivate and empower diverse communities to bridge cultural gaps through Indigenous traditions.”

Cannon Cultures president Sheetal Patel says, “If kids can actually see with their own eyes that Native Americans have their own carefully preserved, vibrant traditions, they will value the Native American perspective and gain an appreciation for this art form that is so outside their ordinary".

We hope to see you there,
Cannon Cultures

Cannon Cultures Events

October 12: Latin Jazz Band for Hispanic Heritage month - Quad
October 17: Rangoli Display - LS/MS/US hallways
October 19: Hispanic Heritage Festival - CPAC 
October 31: Day of the Dead Display - US hallway
November 4: Native American Performer - Boswell Gym
November 4: Indian Cultural Night - Chola's (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
November 7: Native American Display - LS/MS/US hallways

A Taste of Indian Culture

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