Sylmar : Program to Honor Native Americans

The Sylmar branch of the Los Angeles Public Library will present a program to honor and aid Native Americans in recognition of Native American Month.

Brian Brightcloud, an Apache nation member who runs a nonprofit food and clothing distribution agency serving Native Americans on reservations across North America, will speak at the program.

Brightcloud will speak about how Apaches once lived, focusing on the lives of Apache children, and the changes in the lives of Native Americans of all tribes. He will also be available to answer questions about his heritage and his work.

Brightcloud will bring Native American artifacts such as shields, spears, bows and arrows, and animal hides to display, said Kelley L. Burks, young adult librarian.


“He does not ask any fee for speaking,” Burks said of Brightcloud. “But he would appreciate contributions of canned food, quality used clothing and toys to distribute to people at the reservations he visits.”

Brightcloud will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday at the library, located at 13059 Glenoaks Blvd. in Sylmar.