April 15, 2008

Lifetime award for S.C. Native

Legislature announces Folk Heritage and honors Native American artistWill Moreau Goins will receive the "Lifetime Achievement" Award for work in the Arts.

The South Carolina General Assembly, the South Carolina Arts Commission and the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum announced the recipients of the 2008 Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award.

The award ceremony will be on April 16th in the South Carolina State House. This award recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

"I believe that there is no better choice for this high honor...Dr. Goins is one of South Carolina's most well-known and beloved Native American storytellers, singers and dancers" explained Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter.
Below:  Will Moreau and John Trudell.

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