World-famous Native American hoop dancer Kevin Locke will bring his skills to the Oregon Coast on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25, with performances in Florence and Siletz.

Of Lakota and Anishnabe descent, Locke has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people in more than 90 countries throughout a 40-year career. His concerts and presentations at performing art centers, festivals, schools, universities, conferences, state and national parks, monuments and historic sites, powwows and reservations number in the hundreds annually.

In addition to his mesmerizing hoop dances, Locke is preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute as well as a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. He has learned many lessons in global citizenship and how people can draw from their individual heritages to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization, embracing and celebrating a collective heritage.

Locke will take to the stage from 4:30 to 5:30 pm on Thursday, Oct 24, at Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak Street, Florence; and again from 2 to 3 pm on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Siletz Tribal Community Center, 402 Government Hill Road, Siletz.

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