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MSJC Dance Department Presents 'Sinew'


The Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Dance Department proudly presents ‘Sinew,’ an evening of dance and discussion that highlights the experiences of faculty member Julenda (Julie) Satow Freeman’s Native American grandmothers and the ongoing impacts of colonization. 

This event is part of the Native American Heritage Month Celebration at MSJC. 

Sinew an evening of Dance as part of Native American Heritage month

Through the interplay of past and present, eight dancers navigate a series of choreographies that interweave ancestral experiences of colonization and the lived realities of contemporary Indigenous assimilation. 

This mash-up creates a visceral ‘telling’ of one family’s story, reflecting the ramifications of living in the wake of genocide, land theft, and stolen history. 

Sunday’s performance is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the San Jacinto Campus Gym in room 1952, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto. 

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, visit the dance website at

For information, please contact Julie Freeman at

Mt. San Jacinto College serves nearly 24,000 students annually in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula.