Deitrich peters, photo by Karen Rainsong
Join us at the Springfield Library in November, in honor of Native American Heritage Month, with Deitrich Peters of the Grand Ronde Tribe. Deitrich (Deitz) has graciously agreed to share elements of his regalia and will play flute music, talk about his culture, and answer questions. SCEC Executive Director Karen Rainsong will attend and display items of Kalapuya material culture. Bring the whole family. We may have coloring sheets and other items for the kids to take home.
Seating is limited, please arrive 10 minutes early.
Date: Saturday November 18th, 11:00am -12:00pm
Addess: Springfield Library
225 5th Street [Inside City Hall] | Springfield, OR 97477-4636
I was born in Dallas, Oregon and I'm a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. I am Kalapuya, Rouge River, and Umpqua. My given name is Cosa Tance, meaning "Sky Dancer". My English name is Deitrich David Peters. I was given both my grandfather's middle names. I grew up in Oregon and love to travel to as many cultural events as I can.
I love my culture and traditions - making things with my hands, working with feathers, beadwork, traditional dancing, storytelling and of course my all time favorite, flute playing. I have learned these many things from our elders, and have been gifted these things by the Creator.