June 2011 : NW (And Beyond) Native American Events and News

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POW WOWS All pow wows are subject to change or cancellation without notice

ARIZONA POW WOW===========
June 4-June 4 2011
6th Annual The Peoples Pow-wow
Sechrist School Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff , AZ 86001 USA
Contact: Bill Gowey 928 380 0871 bgowey@msn.com
 
 
ARKANSAS POW WOW ====================
June 10-12
Manataka Powwow,
Bald Mountain Park and Campgrounds,
300 Bald Mountain Road, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
Dancers, Drums and Vendors Welcome. Contest prizes.
Dancing, drumming, singing, crafts, food, games,
wildlife show, storytelling, family fun. Nightly entertainment.
Veterans and kids under 5 free. Adults $5; Kids $3.
Plenty of parking and primitive camping on a first-come basis.
Daniel Sevenhawks, Chairman, sevenhawks@sbcglobal.net 217-528-9172.
Manataka American Indian Council,
501-627-0555, P.O. Box 476,
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902.
http://www.manataka.org/powwow.html, manataka@sbcglobal.net
 
 
BC POW WOW=================
June 17 – 19, 2011
Spirit of the Peace Traditional Powwow
Taylor BC
Traditional Powwow. Host Drum: Thundering Spirit; MC: Douglas Bonais; Arena Director: Peter Auger; Free Event. Free Camping with firewood available. 3 Contest Specials to be announced; $1000 winner take all. No Pets Please
Leeanna Rhodes 250.785.0612
10917 101st Avenue, Fort St John, BC V1J 2C1
lrhodes@treaty8.bc.ca
 

CALIFORNIA POW WOWS ========
June 3 – 5, 2011
14th Annual Standing Bear Powwow
Bakerfield College. 1800 Panorama Drive. Bakersfield, CA
Native American Drumming, Dancing, arts and crafts, cultural demonstrations.
Gene Albitre. 661 589-3181.
standingbearpowwow@yahoo.com
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June 4
30th Annual Yuba-Sutter Powwow,
Marysville Joint Unified District Office Park, 1919 B St., Marysville.
11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Open gourd at 11:00 a.m.
All drummers and dancers welcome. Free and open to the public.
(530) 749-6196 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or jgraham@mjusd.k12.ca.us.
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June 4th and 5th
Powwow Youth Gathering Pow Wow 3rd Annual.
N. Pa Ha Lane & 395, Bishop, CA. 93514
Contact: Joan Huff
Phone: 760-872-4600
Email: jhuff.iccs@verizon.net
MC Kenny Scabbyrobe. Host Drum Horse Thieves. AD. Algin Scabbyrobe.

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Standing Bear Powwow is to be held in Bakersfield California at Bakersfield College on the corner of Panorama Drive and Haley Street (NW corner of school in the grass area)
June 3 5p-10p
June 4 10a-10p
June 5 10a-6p
all drums and dancers welcome open gourd – admissin $6.00 kids 10 and under free
no drugs or alcohol permitted. Great event call Gene Albitre at 61.589.8414
or email at standingbearpowwow@yahoo.com for more information
(since all the rodeos are shut down for at least a month in California, attendance will be up for the powwows)

 
 
CANADA POW WOW ================
University of Calgary Aboriginal Graduation Traditional Powwow ( Canada)
Time Saturday, June 11 · 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Location Red/White Club – McMahon Stadium McMahon Stadium… off of Crowchild and 16 Ave NW
More Info University of Calgary Aboriginal Graduation Traditional Powwow
June 11, 2011
&pm Grand Entry
Registration: 6:30-7:30 pm
Master of Ceremonies: Hal EagleTail
Arena Director: Ellery Starlight
Host Drum: Blackfoot Crossing
****Owl Dance Special****
Invited Drums (Paid) Only
All Registered Dancers Paid
Aboriginal Artisan Vendors & Drink Concession*
(No outside food or drink)
No Alcohol or drugs – Security On Site
* no bank machines or interac on site – bring cash for vendor & concession
For more info contact: 403-220-6034
For volunteer opportunities: 403-481-4962
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June 17-June 19 2011
Spirit of the Peace Powwow
District Ice Center9880 Cherry Ave. West, Taylor, BC V0C 2K0 Canada
Contact: Leeanna Rhodes 250.785.0612 lrhodes@treaty8.bc.ca
Directions: 15 kms south of Fort St John BC
Free event Thundering Spirit – Host Drum Douglas Bonais – MC Peter Auger – Arena Director
Camping: Free camping and firewood provided Showers available in Ice Center for campers Concessions and Arts and Crafts available 15kms to major center for shopping
Details: 3 Contest specials to be announced $1000 winner take all prize for each special Dancers & Drumgroups paid daily local dancers not eligible to compete in contest specials
 
 
 

CT. POW WOW =============
June 25, 2011
Quinnipiac Powwow
Old Stone Church East Haven CT.
Historic: “Washing away the tears” at 11:00am. Grand Entry at noon. Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers
Free Admission and Parking; Donations needed. Educational: Lecture and display of artifacts by Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum curator.
Tony Bearskin 860-921-0122
PO Box 71, New Hartford, CT 06057
tony.bearskin@charter.net
www.acqtc.orgHYPERLINKhttp://www.acqtc.org/

 
Illinois POW WOW==================
June 3 – 5, 2011
The Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds Taylorville, Illinois
This will be our 6th annual event. Host Drum, Sparrow Hawk, Head Man and Lady John and Penny Richmond. Arena Director, Zach Yellow Jacket. Free admission and parking (donations accepted)RV Hook-ups and free camping. Hot showers with restrooms for dancers and vendors.Emcee, David Welch. Head Gourd Dancer, Thomas Three Feathers. Public welcome. Come watch us dance!
Daniel Sevenhawks 217-528-9172
1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702
sevenhgawks@sbcglobal.net
http://wwwthetaylorvilleblackhorsepowwow.webs.com
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June 4-June 5 2011
Grand Village of the Kickapoo Pow Wow
Location: Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park3100 Road, LeRoy, IL 61752 USA
Contact: Glenn 309-287-0044 grand_village@yahoo.com
Web Address: http://www.grandvillage.org
Directions: LeRoy Exit from I-74 – north through town, and follow the signs!
Adults $5 – Kids under 6 free Elders and children 6 – 12 $3
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June 10 – 12, 2011
Return to Pimiteoui Powwow
Peoria, Illinois
Intertribal powwow open to public. No contest dancing. Vendors welcome. All dancers welcome.
Eliida Lakota 309-357-0503
myoasis2@comcast.net
www.peoriapowwow.orgHYPERLINKhttp://www.peoriapowwow.org/
 
 
 
INDIANA POW WOW ===============
June 11 – 12, 2011
Gathering of Tribes
Franklin County Fairgrounds, Brookville, IN
During the time of the Great Shawnee leader Tecumseh, he called upon many tribes to come together as one people to protect their lands, which are now Ohio and Indiana. During this time it was believed that Tecumseh had one of his largest camps along the White Water River in Indiana, in which now sits the town of Brookville, IN. This powwow is being dedicated to his vision of many tribes coming together as one. The Franklin Co. Native American Society and Powwow Committee and the Whitewater Canal Trail invite you to join us as we we celebrate and share in this dream. Head Man Dancer – Brian Higgins (Siha Sapa Lakota); Head Woman Dancer – Amber Tave (Cherokee and Saponi); Master of Ceremonies – Shawn Brehm; Arena Director – Butch Wamsley; Host Drum – Painted Rock Co-Host Drum – Red Shield Singers; All other Drums Welcomed. Saturday Schedule: Gates open at 10 AM: Grand Entry at 11:30 AM: Inter-tribal dancing throughout the day: Dinner Break at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Re-entry at 7:30 PM: Gates close after all the fun, Sunday Schedule: Gates open at 1O AM
Grand Entry at 11:30 AM: Inter-tribal Dancing throughout the day. Closing Ceremonies at 4:00 PM
Admission: $5.00 per Adult, $3.00 per Children, $8.00 for 2 day pass.
Albert RunningWolf 765-207-2216
7178 Blue Creek Road, Brookville, Indiana 47012
brookvillepowwow@yahoo.com
http://brookvillepowwow.webs.com/
 
KANSAS POW WOW========
June 10-12, 2011
Prairie Band Potawatomi Pow Wow Prairie Band Casino & Resort,
12305 150th Road, Mayetta , KS
 
KY. POW WOW ================
June 11-June 12 2011
A Native American Style Powwow
Cumberland Parkway Motocross Track432 Old Glasgow Rd., Edmonton, KY 42129 USA
Contact: Marsha Johnson 865-335-6907 e_t_o_c_d@yahoo.com
Web Address: http;//www.facebook.com/marsha.harris.johnson#!/pages/East-Tennessee-Overhill-Cherokee-Descendants/247433434066
Fees: $5.00 per person with a $15.00 limit for immediate families
Camping: camping availabe on grounds. Cave Hill Motel in Edmonton Ky. 270-432-3911
Vendor and additional information contact Martha Harris 270-432-3295 or e-mail renegade3295@scrtc.com Marsha Johnson 865-335-6907 or e-mail e_t_o_c_d@yahoo.com or follow us on facebook @ www.facebook.com/marsha.harris.johnson#!/pages/East-Tennessee-Overhill-Cherokee-Descendants/247433434066
 
MAINE POW WOW ===============
June 18 Honoring our Veterans Powwow.
Togus Veterans Hospital, Togus, Augusta, Maine.
(207) 861-7476 Web: http://toguspowwow.webs.com email: redhawkmedicinedrum@hotmail.com
 
MI. POW WOW ==========
June 11 – 12, 2011
5th Annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow
5698W Highway US 2 Manistique, MI. 49854
Host Drum: Bahweting Singers; Co-Host Drum: Four Thunders; Grand Enteries: Saturday, 1 pm and 7 pm; 12:00 pm (sunday); Feast Meal: Saturday at 5 pm; Crazy Action: Saturday after feast meal; Vendors, Traders, or public can call for further info. to: Viola Neadow at (906) 341-6993 or 1-800-347-7137 Public invited and welcome, Free Admission. Located behind the Manistique Tribal Center (next to the Kewadin Casino)
Viola Neadow 1-800-347-7137 or 906-341-6993
5698W Highway US 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854
vneadow@saulttribe.net
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June 10-11-12/11
Mt. Clemens, MI
21st Annual Honoring Mother Earth PowWow sponsored by: South Eastern Michigan Indians and will be held at: Gibraltar Trade Center.
No contest powwow. Admission Fee: 0. Booths and fees: Space Sizes are 10 Feet Frontage(Booth).
Comments: Absolutely no showing up without reservation. Directions: 237 North River Road Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.
General contact name: Leslie Kennedy 586.756.1350 leslie_kennedy@semii1975.org Vendor Contact: Leslie Kennedy 586.756.1350 leslie_kennedy@semii1975.org 586.756.1350 Other contacts: www.semii1975.org
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June 25-June 26 2011
Honoring Our Sisters
Location: Camp O’ The Hills2100 Pink St, Brooklyn, MI 49230 USA
Contact: Davi Trusty 517-544-7620 dtrusty@gshom.org
Fees: $5.00 per person, children under 5 and elders over 65 $3.00 per person. Family and group rates availiable.
Any and all vendors please contact Davi Trusty at 517-544-7663
 
 
MO. POW WOW =====================
June 10-June 11 2011
THE WILL ROGERS INDIAN CLUB 46TH ANNUAL POW-WOW
Location: SHOW ME COWBOY CHURCH AND ARENA13800 STATE HIGHWAY 38, MARSHFIELD, MO 65706 USA
Contact: DUB OR MARY ROARK 417-256-4698 flyingsquirrel@cebridge.net
ADULT AND CHILDREN 12 AND OVER IS $4.00. CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE ADMISSION.
Camping: YES, THERE IS SOME CAMPING ARENA. FOR TRAVEL TRAILERS AND MOTOR HOME, YOU CAN ALSO, CAMP IN A TENT.
JUNE 10TH GOURD DANCING 7:OO PM INTERTRIVAL DANCING 8:00PM JUNE 11TH GOURD DANCING 1:00PM AND 7:00PM INTERTRIBAL DANCING 2:00PM GRAND ENTRY 8:00PM
DANCERS OF THE PLAINS
Exhibition of a Pow Wow Event
 
 
NEBRASKA POW WOWS ======================
June 17-18, 2011
Welcoming The Otoe-Missouria Back To Nebraska
Come See History In The Making!
(see more event updates on facebook at Kearney Archway)
Now in its third year, this celebration is like no other. Grants and local sponsorships help the Archway return tribes to Kearney, Nebraska
to celebrate their cultures.
The Otoe-Missouria tribe lived in Gage County, Nebraska, around Beatrice.
In 1881 they left on a forced walk to Oklahoma. They
have returned to Nebraska on different occasions, yet one hundred and thirty years after leaving, it is our honor to have them return to central Nebraska on this journey, which they are calling the
“Walk to Nebraska.”
Contact us for more information: 877-511-2724
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June 17-18
Dancers of the Plains Pow Wow,
The Great Platte River Road Archway, Right Off I-80 Exit 272 – 3060 E 1st Street Kearney, NE 68847.
Dancers of the Plains POW WOW EXHIBITION & CULTURAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE June 17-18, 2011.
Welcoming the Otoe-Missouria back to Nebraska in 2011. Dancers of the Plains is an entertaining and educational Native American event, featuring Native American dancing and drumming. Beginning in 2009, each year the event features a tribe that once called Nebraska home, along with members of other Plains Indians tribes. Both days of the event are full of educational experiences for guests, as well as Native American foods and crafts. Supported by grants from the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Arts Council, and many local sponsorships. Free-will donations help make this event happen!
For more information contact: Ms. Ronnie O’Brien, Event Coordinator The Great Platte River Road Archway Toll Free 877-511-2724
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA =============
June 11th 2011
Cherokee, NC
Cherokee Voices Festival sponsored by:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian and North Carolina Arts Council and will be held at:
Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Cultural performance.
Admission free.
Cultural demonstrators from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by invitation only. Comments: Traditional Cherokee dancing, storytelling, gospel music in English and Cherokee language, flute, living history, food, traditional arts and crafts demonstrators who are carrying on the traditions of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Open to the public free from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd. This is US Highway 441 north at the intersection of Drama Rd. General contact name: Barbara Duncan 828 497-3481. bduncan@cherokeemuseum.org Other contacts: www.cherokeemuseum.org
NEW YORK POW WOW ===========
OHIO POW WOWS =====
June 11,and 12, 2011
Hopedale, OH
Clyde Willis Memorial Pow Wow
sponsored by: Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow Onondaga Lodge 36 and will be held at: AMERICAN LEGION POST 682 48225 Rabbit road Hopedale, OH 43976.
Festival/Powwow No Contest. Admission Fee: Adults: $6.00
Children (6 & up): $3.00 Children (under 6): FREE Dancers: FREE Other Drums: FREE Scouts in Uniform: Half Price.
Booths and fees: Accepting Vendor Registrations now. Directions: AMERICAN LEGION POST 682 48225 Rabbit road Hopedale, OH 43976.
General contact name: Erik Willis 740-541-4951 ewillis1219@gmail.com Vendor Contact: 740-541-4951 ewillis1219@gmail.com Other
contacts: Shane Gamble 740-346-2359 Erik Willis 740-541-4951, Seth Eddy 304-276-8642, or Stephen Pavlock 304-281-6890
http://www.powwow.onondaga36.org/
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June 11 – 12, 2011
Fort Ancient Celebration
Fort Ancient State Memorial, Oregania, Ohio
Come join the fun. There will be 4 drums, 100+ dancers, many teachings sessions and a children’s area with hands on activities.
Connie Heald 513-933-0985
484 Silverwood Farms Dr, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
mnysmiles@aol.com
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July 15 – 17, 2011
Healing Mother Earth 4th Annual Inter-tribal
Lake Village Campground, 6684 Leon Rd., Andover, Ohio 44003
Gates open 10am-6pm.Admission: 12-Adult, $5, Seniors and children $3. Family discounts. Bring a chair or blanket to sit. Native food and crafts. Drumming and dancing by Natives from across the country and Canada. Story telling, flute playing, demonstrations and auction. free parking
Sandi Red Wolf 440-998-2308
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
redwolf_0801@yahoo.com
www.ueln.com
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June 17, 18,19th 2011
Honoring our Ancestors 8th Annual
Located in Ashtabula County, Ohio at the Ashtabula Antique Engine Club grounds on US 322 between Rts. 7 and 11. Grand Entry 12 noon. Hours: 10am to 6pm. Admission: 12yrs and older, $5. Seniors and children, $3. Family discounts available. Native American food, Native American crafts, drumming and dancing by Natives from across the country and Canada, story telling, history, flute playing, demonstrations. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit. Free parking.
Sandi Red Wolf, 440-998-2308
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In Celebration of Solstice
Saturday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Road
Dayton, Ohio 45418
Savor the sunshine of long summer days at a casual evening filled with great food, live entertainment, and a silent auction to support educational programs at SunWatch.
Rediscover the multi-faceted appeal of SunWatch and expect the unexpected as you enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, and an open bar, while overlooking the 800-year-old reconstructed Village.
Tickets are $75 per person; call 937–275–7431, ext. 113 for reservations, email TSchoch@SunWatch.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans 23rd Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow
Saturday June 25, 2011
10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Road
Dayton, Ohio 45418
Grand entry at 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon Sunday.
During the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the serene setting at SunWatch transforms with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music. For American Indians, Pow Wow is a special time to reflect upon a rich heritage and come into the Pow Wow circle with honor and respect for one another and the drum.
The event features both men’s and women’s dances, including the men’s grass dance and the women’s shawl and jingle dance, performed wearing full regalia. In addition, traditional American Indian arts, crafts and food will be available from vendors. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students (6-17). Children under 6 are free.
Presented by: The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans
 
 
OAKLAHOMA POW WOW======================
June 30 – July 3, 2011
65th Annual Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming
Pawnee Memorial Football FieldCenter Grounds, Stadium Road,
Pawnee, Oklahom, OK
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June 8-12, 2011
Quanah Parker and Herbert Woesner Memorial Powwow Eagle Park,
Cache, Oklahoma, OK 73527
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June 24 – 26, 2011
26th Annual Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Powwow Bah-Kho-Je Chena Powwow Grounds,
RR 1 Box 721, Perkins, Oklahoma, OK
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June 24 – 26, 2011
14th Annual Peoria Powwow Peoria Powwow GroundsSunset Park,
60610 E 90 Road, Miami, Oklahoma, OK
 

 
OHIO POW WOW===============
June 11-12, 2011
Clyde Willis Memorial PowWow American Legion grounds,
Hopedale, OH
 
OREGON POW WOWS ================
Future of Our Salmon: A Vision of Restoration in the Columbia River Basin
June 1 -2 , 2011 Two full day sessions and an evening banquet
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
For more info and to register, visit Columbi River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, www.critfc.org/future
People of the Pacific Northwest have a common desire to restore healthy salmon runs to the Columbia Basin however there is not a common vision of how to get there. The Columbia Basin tribes believe that the region needs a vision based on practical management, habitat protection and restoration, and innovative supplementation programs aimed at restoring naturally spawning populations. The Future of Our Salmon conference is for federal, tribal, state, and city representatives; Indian, sport, and commercial fishers; environmental organizations; and the public to create a shared strategy for salmon recovery. $30 pre-registration / $50 after May 18, 2011.
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7th Annual Beaverton High School Powwow
June 4, 2011 Saturday
Location: Beaverton High School, 13000 SW 2nd St., Beaverton, OR
Grand Entries : 1pm & 7pm. Dinner Break: 5:30 PM
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Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow
June 4, 5, 2011
Location: VA SORCC Baseball Field,
8495 Crater Lake Highway, White City, OR
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Bow and Arrow Culture Club Proudly Presents:
41st Annual City of Roses Delta Park Powwow and Encampment
June 17, 18, 19, 2001
Location: East Delta Park, Portland, OR
Native American Traditional Dancing and Drumming. Arts and Crafts. Food. Open to the public. Free admission, donations appreciated. Grand Entries: Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 12pm and 7 pm; Sunday at 12pm.
MC: Gilbert Brown; Arena Director: Carlos Calica; Color Guard: NW Indian Veterans Association Portland/Vancouver chapter; 18+ Iron Woman’s Jingle and Fancy Special $500 Winner Take All, sponsored by Miss City of Roses Fiona Graham. First 10 Drums signed in are guaranteed drum pay. Bring your own chairs. Tipi poles are available by request, please contact us to reserve. Visite website for information: www.bowandarrowcc.org
 
 
PA. POW WOW =============
June18-June 19 2011
Traditional Native American Pow Wow
Location: Sullivan County FairgroundsForksville, Forksville, PA 18616 USA
Contact:Joeann Himmelreich @ comcast.net
Fees: admission $5.00 Children under 12 free
 
 
TEXAS POW WOW ======================
June 17-June 18 2011
TIHA 55th Annual Summer Powwow
Location: Bosque Bottoms RV Park314 River Street, Meridian, TX 76665 USA
Contact: Adam LaGesse 830-839-4549 tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com
Directions: South of Hwy 22 at the Bosque River bridge in Meridian.
Vendors contact 832-746-5212

 
 
TN. POW WOW=================
June 3 – 5, 2011
Intertribal Bear Society Powwow
Kensington Cove Arena
Traditional powwow. There will be many demonstration booths including basket weaving and flint knapping. There are still a few vendor spaces available.
Red Bear Bolan 423-867-7666
4900 15th Ave., Chattanooga, TN, 34707
thebearsociety@yahoo.com
 
 
WASHINGTON STATE POW WOWS=======
June 3-5, 2011
Tulalip Veterans Powwow 2011
Tulalip Tribal Center, 6700 Totem Beach Rd Tulalip, WA 98271 June 3-5, 2011
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JUNE 10TH – ENDS JUNE 12TH
2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans by Dancing the Red Road Competition Pow-wow
Friday, Grand Entry is scheduled for 7:00 pm and Saturday at 1:00 and 7:00 pm.
The students of Northwest Indian College invite you to join them at the 2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans by Dancing the Red Road Competition Pow-wow.
The Pow-wow location is the Lummi Nation School Gymnasium and begins on :
There will be a community dinner on Saturday from 5:00-6:00 pm. Sunday grand Entry begins at 1:00 pm with the final tablulation of the winners and retiring of the colors at 8:00 pm.
For more information contact Victor Johnny, NWIC Student Pow-wow Coordinator at 1-360-4415606 or vjohnny@stu.nwic.edu. The Pow-wow Committee is seeking donations and sponsorships. For more information on how you can help, Contact Lisa santana, Northwest Indian College Development Office at 360-392-4211 or by email at lsantana@nwic.edu. All levels of donations and sponsorship are welcome!
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June 10-12, 2011
Honoring Our Veterans by Dancing on the Red Road Competition Pow Wow
Northwest Indian College 2522 Kwina Road Bellingham, WA 98226
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June 10-12, 2011
Yakama Nation Treaty Days “Powi-Ya-Lux-Simit” Powwow
White Swan Pavilion 626 Mission Rd White Swan, WA 98952
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June 24, 2011 to June 26, 2011
Muckleshoot Veteran’s Powwow
17500 SE 392nd Street,Auburn, WA 98092
Contact: Grant Timentwa
Phone: 253-876-3327
Grant Timentwa (253) 876-3327 grant.timentwa@muckleshoot.nsn.us
Madrienne Salgado (253) 876-3190
madrienne.salgado@muckleshoot.nsn.us
Wendy Lloyd (253) 804-8752 wlloyd25@gmail.com
Not liable for theft or accidents. No drugs or alcohol. Camping Available
Website: http://www.muckleshoot.nsn.us
UTAH Event ==============
June 10th and 11th
Powwow 31st Annual Paiute Restoration Pow-wow Friday,
June 10 at 6:00pm – June 11 at 10:00pm.
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 440 N Paiute Drive Cedar City,
Contest Pow-wow, point system in effect. FREE public event. More info contact Lou Charles (435) 590-8720.

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June 11th
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 31st Annual Restoration Gathering Parade
sponsored by the Kanosh Band, Cedar City, Utah. Saturday June 11th 2011 10:00 am.
A Tribute to Our Native American Veterans Warriors.
The Restoration Gathering Parade celebrated the Restoration of the Paiute Indian Tribes Federal Recognition. This Celebration helps us mark our long journey and the sacrifices that were made by the five bands of Paiutes in Utah to regain acknowledgement by the U.S. Government.
This year the Kanosh band invites all the Veterans to walk behind the flags. If a Veteran is deployed, unable to walk, or passed on we are asking a family member to walk with his or her picture in their honor (family members must fill out a parade announcer script form to assure that Veterans name is announced).
For more information contact: Corrina Bow @ 435-559-4120 or 586-1122 (message)
Email: corrina_bow@yahoo.com
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Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah 31st Annual Restoration Gathering Parade
sponsored by the Kanosh Band, Cedar City, Utah. Saturday June 11th 2011 10:00 am.
A Tribute to Our Native American Veterans Warriors.
The Restoration Gathering Parade celebrated the Restoration of the Paiute Indian Tribes Federal Recognition. This Celebration helps us mark our long journey and the sacrifices that were made by the five bands of Paiutes in Utah to regain acknowledgement by the U.S. Government.
This year the Kanosh band invites all the Veterans to walk behind the flags. If a Veteran is deployed, unable to walk, or passed on we are asking a family member to walk with his or her picture in their honor (family members must fill out a parade announcer script form to assure that Veterans name is announced).
For more information contact: Corrina Bow @ 435-559-4120 or 586-1122 (message)
Email: corrina_bow@yahoo.com
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31st Annual PITU Hand Game
Friday June 10, 2011: YOUTH TOURNAMENT 1, 2, and 3rd places (Sponsored by Angel Alvarez Jake).
Saturday 11, 2011: HANDGAME TOURNAMENT 1, 2 ,and 3rd places (Sponsored by The Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes)
Sunday 12, 2011: 3MAN TOURNAMENT (Sponsored by Mark Rogers).
*TOURNAMENT TIME, PRIZE MONEY, AND ENTREE FEE WILL BE POSTED AT A LATER TIME.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE
2011 Indian Peaks Hand game Committee
Chair: Robyn Jake- Moon @ 435-232-3560
Co-Chair: Wade Moon @435-592-1878 email: wademoon@yahoo.com
Co-Chair: Sidney Jake @ 435-531-0782
The Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes Hand Game Committee/ Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah will not be held liable for any accidents, thefts, short funded travelers, and/or jail incarceration, etc.
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Heber Valley Pow Wow @ Soldier Hollow
Contact: Dusty Jansen
Phone: 801-360-8960
Email: soldier.hollow@live.com
URL: soldierhollow.com
Mc. Bennis Bowen. Host Drum Shortbull, Newtown, Nd.
Prize Money Details
Drum Contest: $500 winner take all. Day pay to the first five registered drums.
Handdrum Contest.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all dance categories.
Tiny-tots paid per session.
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2011 Northern Ute 4th of July Powwow
Host Drums Mid-Nite Express- Redlake, Minnesota
Stoney park-Morley Alberta,Canada.
Arena Directors Richard Street- North Dakota
Henry howell- Ft. Duchesne, Utah
Albert Lance Manning /chairman-(435)-401-3611,
Bruce Pargeets /Vice Chairman-(435)828-7032,
Judy Pargeets /Treasurer-(435)-725-4079,
Mandi Mills /Secretary-(435)-722-2267,
Sandy Serawop /Vendor, booths-(435)-513-9915
Special are welcomed but limited.
 
 
 
 
 
Events All events are subject to change or cancellation without notice
 
 
ALASKA EVENT=================

“Wellness: Our Circle of Life”
Event Information:
The Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC) is an annual gathering of substance abuse service providers, youth, Elders and family members interested in celebrating and encouraging the continual growth of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement. The RPC embraces and unites traditional Alaska Native knowledge and modern treatment methods in the battle against alcohol and drug abuse. The conference features ceremonies, talking circles and cultural events. Workshops and general sessions are geared toward clinicians and service providers in rural Alaska, those in recovery, as well as Elders, youth, and other adults. This year’s RPC is jointly sponsored by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) and the Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA).
Location:
This 28th Annual Rural Providers’ Conference will take place at the Dillingham Middle/High School in Dillingham Alaska.
Agenda:
Check this registration form often for the current agenda to be posted soon.
Transportation:
Check this registration form often for current airline discounts to be posted soon.
For more information contact:
Bridget McCleskey at RurAL CAP
confcoor@gci.net
907-694-5321
800-478-7227
or: Sam Eveslage at Bristol Bay Native Association,
907-842-6214
800-478-5257

Toll-free within Alaska: 1(800) 478-7227
In Anchorage: (907) 279-2511

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1st Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Join us from June 2nd-5th, 2011 (ALASKA)
Featuring glass-blowing artist Preston Singletary

Yakutat is having it’s 1st bird festival this June – 2nd to the 5th with many activities, including a small exhibit (art items fo sale) by Preston Singletary and 2 presentations by him and Walter Porter on Mythology and Art. It’s also the right time of year for spruce root harvesting (easy picking on sandy beaches). Our web site for more information is www.yakutatalaska.com with the Yakutat Tern Festival link attached to it. Alaska Airlines is giving special rates for travel to Yakutat and lodges are giving good rates also. Come and join us for this event.
1st Annual Yakutat Tern Festival Join us from June 2nd-5th, 2011
Featuring glass-blowing artist Preston Singletary
Preston Singletary, an internationally recognized glass-blowing artist, will be a key figure in the festival, show-casing his Northwest Native American based art (www.prestonsingletary.com). In a unique meeting of European glass-blowing tradition and Northwest Native design, Mr. Singletary’s artwork depicts cultural and historical images from his Tlingit ancestry in richly detailed, beautiful hued glass. Mr. Singletary will also be collaborating with mythologist, storyteller, and long-time Yakutat resident Walter Porter on 2 Native American story based programs during the festival, and conducting a student workshop. This is also the best time of year for fast spruce root picking!
To get involved or receive more information please call (907) 784-3359, visit www.yakutatalaska.comand www.yakutatternfestival.org
Kid’s Activities
Cultural Events
Art
Seminars
Field-Trips
Banquet

 
ARIZONA EVENTS ==========
Join us for the 32nd American Indian Language Development Institute
held at the University of Arizona. AILDI 2011 will return to its four week format, and classes will integrate both traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching, providing students with tools to revitalize their languages and motivate new generations of learners. AILDI will feature a morning course addressing topics on linguistics, language and culture for all enrolled participants with special guest lecturers, including Dr. Gregory Cajete, a Pueblo scholar. Afternoon course offerings include Language Immersion, Curriculum Development, Tohono O’odham Language Immersion, Language and Technology, and Language Activism. AILDI 2011 will wrap up by hosting “Language Immersion for Native Children” (June 29th – July 1st), a three day workshop co-sponsored by the Consortium of Indigenous Language Organizations (CILO).
32nd Annual Summer Institute
June 6 —July 1, 2011
“Bridging Generations of Indigenous Community
Languages and Traditions”
The University of Arizona
AILDI’s mission is to mobilize efforts to document, revitalize and
promote Indigenous languages, reinforcing the processes of intergener
ational language transfer. AILDI plays a critical role in ongoing
outreach, training and collaborative partnerships with educators,
schools and Indigenous communities nationally and internationally
through the use of multiple resources.
Phone: 520-621-1068
Fax: 520-621-8174
E-mail: aildi@email.arizona.edu
CILO registration:
Website: www.ilinative.org/cilo
Phone: (505)-820-0311
Department of Teacher Learning and
Sociocultural Studies
Language, Reading, and Culture
College of Education
P. O. Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069

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AA and NA Meetings within Phoenix, Arizona
AA Meetings
Native American Eagles Saturdays at 3:30 at The Backyard Group, 4012 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ
Recovery at 2nd Avenue-Wednesdays at 11:15 am at Native American Connections, 609 N. 2nd Avenue/Fillmore, Phoenix, AZ
On Indian Time Thursdays at 8 pm at Native American Connections, 650 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
On Indian Time Too Wednesdays at 7 pm at Native American Connections Stepping Stone Place, 1325 N. 14th Street, Phoenix, AZ
Guiding Star Fridays at 7 pm at Native American Connections Guiding Star, 3424 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ
Native American Group-Fridays at 8 pm at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, 4212 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ.
NA Meetings
Guiding Wellness Saturdays at 3 pm at Native American Connections Guiding Star, 3424 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ

 
 
 
CALIFORNIA EVENT ================
Native Voices Festival of New Plays
Thursday June 02, 2011, 07:30PM PDT
Ends: Saturday June 04, 2011, 06:30PM PDT
La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037 US
Price: http://theautry.org/whats-here/theater-native-voices
Website: http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/the-season/plays/native-voices
Industry: entertainment
Keywords: theater, theatre, Native American, American Indian, La Jolla Playhouse, plays, playwrights, adoption, cancer, sexual abuse, natural gas, drilling, divorce, mythology, actors, directors, dramaturgs, teens, seniors, Alaskan Native
Intended For: Artistic Directors, Executive Directors, playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, actors, performers, Audience, Tribal Chairman, Chief, Program Directors, professors, writers, producers, Teen Group Leaders, Native Americans
Organization: Native Voices at the Autry
Native Voices at the Autry returns to La Jolla Playhouse
Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre
June 2 – 4, 2011
Native Voices at the Autry, the nation’s premiere theatre company dedicated to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations writers, returns to The Playhouse for the 2011 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays.
Featuring staged readings of Cikiuteklluku (Giving Something Away) by Holly Stanton (Yup’ik), Ungipamsuuka (My Story) by Susie Silook (Siberian Yupik / Inupiaq), The Bird House by Diane Glancy (Cherokee), The Woman Who Was Captured by Ghosts by Julie Pearson-Little Thunder (Creek).
Tickets
Festival Readings: $10 each performance
Half-price: for students, seniors and military personnel.
Festival Pass: $25 for all four plays — save $15!
Visit NativeVoicesattheAutry.org for more information.
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June 5–September 18
Launching a Dream: Reviving Tongva Maritime Traditions,
Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, Los Angeles.
Powerful images by photographers Frank Magallanes and Althea Edwards witness the rebirth of ancient maritime traditions of the southern California coastal and Channel Islands first peoples. Plank-sewn watercraft, the Tongva ti’at and Chumash tomol, once again regularly cut through local ocean waters. This series of photographs offers an intimate view of the construction, launching, and communal celebration of these unique and important vessels. Envisioned by tribal members as key symbols of Native identity and cultural resurgence, they literally represent the realization of a dream. Wed. noon to 5:00 p.m., Thurs. noon to 8:00 p.m., Fri. to Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Free. (310) 825-4361or www.fowler.ucla.edu.

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Power of Positive Thinking Seminar
June 14 – 16, 2011
Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
Anaheim, CA
The Power of Positive Thinking Seminar will motivate you to live and thrive in a new, proactive
way! Positive thinking is the key to build the relationships you deserve, strengthen family unity, get the job done at work, communicate more effectively, succeed in school, achieve your goals, and create the life you want. Increase your skills for improving work morale and your work ethic. You will go away with amazing new skills to make every situation in your job and life a WIN!
Training Topics
◊ Choosing Native Wellness
◊ Positive Thinking and Affirmations
◊ Native Culture is Positive
◊ Breaking Through Your Barriers
◊ River of Life
◊ Planning Your Journey
◊ Setting Intentions for Success
◊ Positivity in the Workplace
◊ Boost Employee Morale and Productivity
Trainers
Robert Johnston
Jeri Brunoe
Training Schedule
8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Training
Training Fee
Early Bird Registration Fee: $375
After Tuesday May 24, 2011: $475
For more information and to register:
www.NativeWellness.com
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une 13–24
Breath of Life/Silent No More: Workshop for California Indian Languages Without Speakers,
Washington D.C. Registration fee of $500. Free for mentors. www.aicls.org.
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June 18–19
Ohlone Big Time Gathering and Bear Ceremony,
Yerba Buena Park, Downtown San Francisco. Camping available at The Presidio campground starting on Thursday, dancing starting Saturday at 3:00 p.m., Bear Ceremony starting 9:00 p.m., closing ceremony on Sunday. Contact Tony Cerda at (909) 524-8041, rumsen@aol.com, or costanoanrumsen.org.
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National Indian Justice Center
Apply Today, Spaces will fill up quick!
University of California, Riverside
Gathering of the Tribes
Summer Residential Program
June 19-26, 2011
This exciting 8 day program is designed to give American Indian high school students an opportunity to gain academic experience in a university setting at the University of California, Riverside. During the day, students will participate in writing and computer courses, and personal development workshops. In the afternoons, they will engage in cultural and team building workshops, as well as fitness activities and a beach field trip. In addition, students will work with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community members as they discover and develop their career/lifetime goals. The program will end with a closing ceremony with certificates and awards.
All students in the program will be available to UCR staff and students throughout their remaining years of high school, which will include guidance in choosing their coursework, financial aid, and applying to a university.
Don’t miss out… The Summer Program will cover most of your expenses during the week. These include: housing, daily meals, course books, school supplies, and transportation during program activities. (Note: Participants are responsible for transportation to and from UCR at the beginning and end of the program.
(Application Contactbelow)
(Due May 25, 2011)*Application does not guarantee admission, please submit all documentation
ELIGIBILITY
Participants must satisfy the following criteria:
(1) have the desire to contribute to the American Indian community,
(2) plan to enroll in an institution of higher education,
(3) be a currently enrolled 9th – 11th grade student (entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in
Fall 2011), and
(4) have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above (preferred, but not required).
For Application pdf or Mail, Fax, or E-mail application to:
Native American Student Programs
University of California, Riverside
229 Costo Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
Fax: 951.827.4342
E-mail: joshuag@ucr.edu
Joshua Gonzales, MBA
Director, Native American Student Programs
229 Costo Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
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Reversing the Tide of Hardships Facing American Indian Families
Walking Shield, Inc. has devoted the last 25 years to improving the quality of life in American Indian communities. In celebration of the organization’s Silver Anniversary, they will be hosting two major events at the Pechanga in Temecula.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – May 10, 2011 – Humanitarian Group’s Silver Celebration to Highlight Achievements and Opportunities
LAKE FOREST, CA—Walking Shield, Inc. has devoted the last 25 years to improving the quality of life in American Indian communities. In celebration of the organization’s Silver Anniversary, they will be hosting two major events at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula—a Benefit Golf Tournament on Monday, June 27, 2011 and a conference on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Since 1986, Walking Shield has assisted more than 40 tribes on 33 reservations across the United States.
Silver Anniversary Golf Tournament-Monday, June 27th
The Golf Tournament will benefit Walking Shield’s American Indian Scholarships and other educational services. The tournament will begin at 6:30 am at the Journey at Pechanga Golf Course. Cost for a single player is $175 and $700 for a foursome. Co-sponsored by Southern California Edison’s Native American Alliance.
Silver Anniversary Conference-Tuesday, June 28th
The free conference will begin at 8:00 am at the Pechanga Resort Ballroom and will focus on issues surrounding healthcare, community infrastructure, housing relocation, education and eye care in American Indian communities. These basic needs are severely lacking within many tribes throughout the United States.
Among the speakers is Maj. General Robert J. Kasulke of the US Army Reserve. The US military reserves play a significant role in assisting with health, housing and infrastructure projects on participating reservations. Also featured will be Veronica Gutierrez, Vice President of Corporate Communications of Edison International, which has been a key partner in the success of Walking Shield’s Educational programming.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities regarding these two events, please call (949) 639-0472 or email info@walkingshield.org.
About Walking Shield, Inc.
Walking Shield’s mission is to improve the quality of life for American Indian families by coordinating programs that provide shelter, healthcare, community development support, educational assistance and humanitarian aid. Walking Shield, Inc. (www.walkingshield.org) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that has significantly increased its program support -807277461 activities over the past several years. Working closely with tribal leaders, Walking Shield provides a variety of services to American Indian families including:
• Medical/Dental Support Program
• Infrastructure Support Program
• Housing Relocation Program
• Humanitarian Aid Program
• Holiday Gift Program
• Education Program
• OneSight Partnership
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Tribal Law and Order Pilot Program
Dear Tribal Leader:
Please contact us for correspondence from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons regarding the Tribal Law and Order Act Pilot Program:
Director’s TLOA Intro Letter PDF
TLOABOP Pilot Brochure PDF
VWP Request Form PDF
Should you need any additional information about this program, please contact:
Chief – Designation and Sentence Computation Center
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Grand Prairie Office Complex
U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Complex
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
(972) 352-4400
GRA-DSC/TLOA~@BOP.GOV
Thank you for your interest in this important correctional collaboration!
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The Administration for Children and Families Needs You!
Individuals from Native American communitiesare needed to make decisions that affect Indian country. The Administration for Children’s and Families (ACF) funds hundreds of tribes every year. Grant reviewers play an important role in deciding what programs receive Federal funding and what communities benefit from these funded projects. Let your voice be heard, especially for the monies directly impacting Indian country. Register to be a Federal grant reviewer today!
Please share this flyerwith your friends, colleagues, and other groups/individuals you believe would be interested in reviewing. The flyer can be accessed by opening the attachment or by clicking on the following link:https://acfgo.com/flyers/ACF_Native.pdf. In order to register and apply to be an ACF grant reviewer, go directly tohttps://www.acfgo.com/public/sitePage.aspx?key=Home
Share your culture and use your voice to improve services to Native children and families.
For more information on ACYF and OHS, please visit www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/grantreview.
To register as a grant reviewer, please visit www.acfgrantreviwer.comand
enter reference code: ACF-002-2011 or call 1-866-796-1613.

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California Indians: Making A Difference, The California Museum,
1020 O St., Sacramento.
Mon. to Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5:00 p.m.
Adults $8.50, seniors (65+)/college students $7.00, youth (Age 6–13) $6.00, 5 and under free.
Permanent exhibit. Utilizing the voice and experiences of a diverse California Native Advisory Council, the exhibition highlights the unique contributions of the state’s Native peoples and represents more than 150 tribes from across the state.
(916) 653-7524.www.californiamuseum.org.
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California State Indian Museum. 2618 K St., Sacramento.
Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits feature California Indian traditions, arts, and skills, as well as works by contemporary California Indian artists.
$3 adults; $2 youths (6–17); free for 5 and under. (916) 324-0971.
 
 
MD. EVENT ==========================
June 1,2011
Pocomoke City, MD
18th Annual Drums on the Pocomoke sponsored by: Assateague People and will be held at: Cypress Park Pocomoke City, Maryland.
No contest powwow. Admission Fee: 3.00 children under 9 free. Invited drums: All drums are invited to come and play, just send us the name of your drum and all your drum members for approval prior to the event.
Booths and fees: we have a maximum of 25 vendors and 2 food vendors. we still have space available. Comments: Dancers of all dance style welcome! Bring the children in for their own dances including the candy dance.
Come make it a day of fun for the whole family! Directions: Cypress park is on 2nd street in Pocomoke, upon coming into pocomoke take the light by the Mcdonald’s that is 2nd street follow it around and cypress park road is on your left.
There will be signs available to get you down there. General contact name: Joyce Hilliard 757-824-5724 shewholoveswolves@hotmail.com Other contacts: Chief Medicine Cat 1-302-732-9350
 
 
NEW MEXICO EVENT ==========
ANNAUL WLJ BULL BASH – PINEDALE, NM
6/19/2011 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Open Bull Riding-$90 (Added $1000), Jr. Bull Riding-$70, Legend Bull Riding-$70, Steer Riding-$45, Wooly Riding-$35, To partcipate all entries will be taken at the rodeo ground 2 hours before the show. All events charged with administration fee. Rodeo Arena located 13 miles North of Red Rock State Park. Awards in all events: Trophy buckles and carhartt jackets! FREE BBQ at 11 am! Cowboy Church Service held 10am before the rodeo at the Rodeo Arena. We’re not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or theft.
For any information or have questions on event, contact (505)409-3367, (505) 363-6524 or (505)259-8266.
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The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma Presents:
10th Annual Native Women & Men’s Wellness Conference – Thank you for participating!
Native Fitness Training
June 12 – 14, 2011
Eldorado Hotel & Spa – Santa Fe, NM
1.6 (16 hours) CEUs
Objectives for the fitness training are to learn information, skills and techniques that will enable participants to organize, instruct, and market a Native-specific fitness program in their communities.The topics covered during the training include anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, exercise and weight management, instructional skills, class development, marketing, injury prevention and safety, special populations, choreography, and legal considerations.
*Limited to 50 Participants
14th Annual Native Diabetes Prevention Conference
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June 13 – 17, 2011
Eldorado Hotel & Spa – Santa Fe, NM
2.0 (20 hours) CEUs
The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Native Diabetes Prevention Conference to be held June 13 – 17, 2011, at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, NM. This conference brings together individuals representing academia, tribal health systems, public health researchers, practitioners, behavioral health, and tribal members from American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation communities. Areas of focus are comprehensive, creating a forum for partnership and discussion within and across these disciplines. General sessions, workshops and wellness activities will focus on diabetes prevention, methods of healing for individuals living with diabetes, and self-management practices using a blend of traditional and contemporary strategies.
Types of Conference Sessions
Evidence and Practice-Based Programs
American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nation Diabetes Research
Experiential Learning
For Further Information: You may now follow us on Facebook! If you would like further information on any of these events or have questions about other topics, please contact our office at 405-325-4127 or email chelsea-southerland@ou.edu. We look forward to seeing you all and thank you again for your participation and support!
Contact info:
Chelsea Wesner, MPH, MSW
American Indian Institute
University of Oklahoma
1639 Cross Center Dr.
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
chelsea-southerland@ou.edu
www.aii.ou.edu
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Falmouth Institute and the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) have teamed
up to create the Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program.
Falmouth Institute and the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) have teamed
up to create the Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program.This professional development program
will provide HR professionals working in Indian Country an opportunity to become trained in human resources
topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises. Become certified and use your
Indian Country Human Resources Certification to:
Differentiate yourself from others in the HR field
Stay competitive
Demonstrate your expertise in day-to-day workplace experiences
Advance your career
Once you become certified, you will carry the designation of THRP – Tribal Human Resources Professional.
Upcoming Human Resource Certification 5-day classes:
June 6-10, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM
July 11-15, 2011 in Auburn, WA
Please click on the class dates for detailed class information.
Falmouth Institute falmouthinstitute.com
 
 
 
NEW YORK  EVENT===============
Gateway to Nations
June 3rd – 5th 2011
Time Friday, June 3 at 10:00am – June 5 at 7:00pm
Location Floyd Bennett Field
3159 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Enjoy Native American Singing, Dancing, Food, Crafts, Jewelry, Educational Programs and More!
$12 Adults, $7 Young Adults and Seniors
Free for Children 6 years and under
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES INFO:
http://redhawkcouncil.org/championships/
Redhawk Native American Arts Council
(718) 686-9297
Email: redhawkarts@mindspring.com
URL: www.redhawkcouncil.or

Time Friday, June 3 at 10:00am – June 5 at 7:00pm
Location Floyd Bennett Field
3159 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Enjoy Native American Singing, Dancing, Food, Crafts, Jewelry, Educational Programs and More!
$12 Adults, $7 Young Adults and Seniors
Free for Children 6 years and under
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES INFO:
http://redhawkcouncil.org/championships/
Redhawk Native American Arts Council
(718) 686-9297
Email: redhawkarts@mindspring.com
URL: www.redhawkcouncil.or

 
 
Ontario EVENTS===================================
Native Artist Timothy Mohan Solo-Exhibit and Sale
May 1- June 18 2011 Penetanguishene Centennial Museum 13 Burke St. Penetanguishene
See his art here- http://timothymohanmetisartist.yolasite.com/
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June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 2011
Ottawa, Ontario
Assembly of First Nations presents:
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival 2011
in honour of National Aboriginal Day
Sponsored by: Assembly of First Nations, CTV, Ontario Arts Council, Government of Canada, Government of Ontario,
and City of Ottawa and will be held at: Festival Plaza (Lebreton Flats). Festival/Powwow w/Contest.
Total Prizes: $65,000. Admission Fee: Free.Host Southern Drum: Whitetaill Cree. Invited drums: Northern Cree Singers. Entertainment: Free Family Festival, Competition Pow Wow, Cultural Showcase, National Talent Contest, Childrens’ Tipi Village and Free Family Activities, Interactive Games, Concert Series, Visual Arts Workshops,
Native Food and Arts and Crafts. Special Guests include Shy Anne Hovorka, Shane Yellowbird, and Kavia. Booths and fees: 10 Food and 30 Craft/Artist. Craft/Artist 10×10 $150.00+$50 item(s) Donation. Craft/Artist 10×20 $300.00+$100 item(s) Donation. Food Vendor 15×15 $500.00. Note food vendors must have a maximum of 6 items for sale. Vendors must ensure that their products and or goods reflect the diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal People. Comments: Aboriginal Canada We’ve Got Talent Contest – $15,000 in prizes. Grand Prize $5,000 plus feature in SAY MAGAZINE. Directions: 1 Vimy Place Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8. General contact name: Arlene Chevrier 613-261-3637 nadottawa@gmail.com Other contacts: www.nadottawa.ca
 
 
Oklahoma EVENTS===============================

24th Annual Sovereignty Symposium- Tradeshow/Convention
Wednesday June 01, 2011, 08:00AM PDT
Thursday June 02, 2011, 05:00PM PDT
Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK US
http://www.thesovereigntysymposium.com/
24th Annual Sovereignty Symposium June 1 – 2, 2011 24th Annual Sovereignty Symposium Speaking Engagements Contact: Julie Rorie
Professionals: Catherine F. Munson; Michael Alexander Pearl
Services: Government & Regulatory; Native American Affairs
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Dear Collectors, Friends and Family!
I will be teaching two classes, in two different places, this coming year. One is a beginners class and one is advanced. If you are interested, please contact the folks in charge ASAP. These classes usually fill fast and have wait lists. Also, for both of these classes, you must be pre-enrolled to attend. Hope to see you there!
BEGINNERS CLASS in TRADITIONAL CHEROKEE BEADWORK. No prerequisites to qualify for this class.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, OKC, OK
Cost $100.00, includes lunch and supplies, purse pattern and kit, handout.
Curriculum will include a power point lecture on traditional Cherokee beadwork, skills training and practice, and starting your purse project.
To enroll in this OKC beginners class please contact:
Jason Harris
Director of Education
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
OKC, OK 73105
405-522-0785
jharris@okhistory.org
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onor, Respect: Strengthening Our Cultures & Communiites
SAIGE Training Conference
Monday June 13, 2011, 08:00AM Ends: Friday June 17, 2011, 05:00PM
Training/Seminar
Location: Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel
777 S Cherokee St
Catoosa, OK 74015 US
Price: $500 until May 6, $600 thereafter
Website: http://www.saige.org
Industry: government relations
Keywords: Native American, Indian Law, Cultural, EEO, Diversity, Career, Training, Consultation, Veterans, Pow Wow, Tribes, American Indian, Alaska Native
Intended For: SEPM, HR, Natural Resource managers, Federal Managers, Field workers, EEO, Diversity, Recruiters, Tribal liaisons, program managers, Indian Commission
Organization: Society of American Indian Government Employees
Society of Amerincan Indian Government Employees (SAIGE)Training for all government workers. Plenary sessions & workshops in 6 tracks. Topics include EEO & HR, Diversity, Indian Country, Federal Indian Law, Cultural, STEM, Tribal Consultation, Boarding schools.Youth & Veterans Tracks. Career Fair, Evening events & Pow Wow. Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction. Sponsors & Exhibitors welcome.
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SAIGE Announces Youth Track at Sixth Annual National Training Conference
June 13-17, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Cherokee Hard Rock Hotel.
The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is the only national Non- profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native Government employees. SAIGE will host their 8th annual training conference, Service, Honor, Respect: Strengthening our Cultures and Communities,
As part of the Training Conference, SAIGE will also host the annual Native Youth Track. This program is designed to provide Native American students an opportunity to learn about careers within the federal government, to participate in professional and personal development workshops and training, and to network with Native American professionals.
SAIGE encourages Native American youth to realize their potential to become leaders in their communities and schools, continue their education by obtaining a college degree, and ultimately, to seek a career in the government sector in one of the multitude of civil service professions. Federal agency representatives attending the conference have the opportunity to meet students, participate as Exhibitors, and promote career opportunities within their respective agencies.
SAIGE is offering a limited number of scholarships for Native students to attend the 2011 Training Conference June 13-17, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The scholarships will include conference fee, airfare, hotel accommodations and per diem for meals.
The Youth Track is open to Native Students between the ages of 18 and 25 who can demonstrate they are currently enrolled in good standing at an accredited high school, college or university. Students must be interested in gaining a professional degree and in the possibility of pursing a career with the federal government. SAIGE invites American Indian/Alaska Native students to submit their application form, letter of reference, proof of school enrollment, and completed emergency medical information form for consideration to attend the conference. A short essay about their interest in government careers and information about themselves is also required. Completed application packets must be postmarked or electronic copies sent no later then April 15, 2011. To obtain a complete application visit our website at: www.saige.org <http://www.saige.org/> under Youth Track.
We look forward to you joining us in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Contact: JoAnn Brant
Youth Track Coordinator
(202) 564-0375 <http://mail.anewaop.org/edgedesk/cgi-bin/#>
Brant.joann@epa.gov mailto:Brant.joann@epa.gov
 
 
 
 
Oregon EVENTS================
Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals
June 13 – 30, 2011
Location: Portland, OR
For more information visit: www.npaihb.org/training/page/summer_research_training_institute/
Hosted by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Center for Health & Science University. Registration is now open. This three week training offers a unique skill-building opportunity for professionals who work in diverse areas of American Indian and Alaska Native health. Courses focuses on research skills and program design & implementation. Applications from American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals are strongly encouraged, though we encourage applications from other individiuals who are interested in Native health issues, as well.
Courses will take place at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. Each week, difference courses are offered. You can select as many courses that interest you. Our instructors are highly regarded with experience and skills specific to research and Native health issues.
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There will be a benefit concert for THE LONG TRAIL HOME
Veterans Non-profit Group, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, in White City Oregon, on June 25th, 2011.
THE LONG TRAIL HOME at 6PM
Performances will be at 5 PM and 7 PM, with a presentation of
Suggested Donation of $10.00 per person
Featured Artists ; Native American Flutist, John Sarantos; Native American Flutist & Vocalist, Rona Yellow Robe, Guitarist, Bruce Witham
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 2020 Leigh Way, White City, Oregon
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The “No Name Group” of Alcoholics Anonymous
Every Thursday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Elders Room, NAYA Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, 97218
The No Name Group of Alcoholics Anonymous is an open AA meeting that takes place every Thursday from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Elders Room of the NAYA Family Center. All are welcome. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
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Native Wellness
Community Trainings
For more information contact:
Jay LaPlante
Project Director
406-450-3373
jay@nativewellness.com
Or Visit our website at:
www.nativewellness.com
June
Native Youth Leadership & Athletic Academy
June 27 – 30, 2011
Portland, Oregon
Power of Positive Thinking Seminar
June 14 – 16, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Welcome to Wisdom of the Elders, Inc’s new Native American TV series, Discovering Our Story Television Program.
This series airs the first Sunday of every month at 1:00 PM on Comcast Channel 11 in Portland, Oregon. This program will rebroadcast the second Tuesday @ 10 pm on ch 22; and the third Friday @ 9 am on channel 23. Viewers can also view these program in the near future at WISDOM’s website at www.wisdomoftheelders.org.
Rose High Bear on Discovering Our Story TV:
This television series was created because Native Americans and their history have been misrepresented in the media. Hollywood, including popular Disney films like Pocahontas and Peter Pan, continues to perpetuate false images of Indians as threatening aggressors, alcoholics, dying or ‘vanishing’ Indians, or as passive, wise sages. They rarely portray Native people within healthy and resilient multi-generational families. This has created confusing, negative impressions in the minds of Native Americans and others.
In response, an increasing number of films and documentaries have been produced by Native American filmmakers and video producers that accurately and authentically tell tribal stories and oral histories. This has helped to strengthen the identity and resiliency of Native peoples and increase pride in their rich tribal heritage. It has also provided public audiences with unprecedented access to and knowledge of authentic and diverse history and cultural arts of tribes, and strengthened their understanding and appreciation for today’s First Peoples.
The creators of Discovering Our Story Television Program want Portland’s Native American community to have a similar opportunity. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (WISDOM) and several teams of volunteers will produce the 1-hour cable television programs at Portland Community Media TV. Funding by Multnomah County’s Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and Spirit Mountain Community Fund provides opportunities for multi- generational Native teams to train as volunteers in videography, post-production editing, and television studio production.
Each Discovering Our Story Television Program will feature program hosts airing video recordings of local and regional storytellers and cultural leaders, and leading a discussion with special guests from the Native community. Programs will be rebroadcast and shared with neighboring cable stations. Program host is Bill Ray (Klamath). Music director is Nico Wind (Assiniboine Sioux). Executive Producer is Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine).
Producer is Peta Mni, who also serves as WISDOM’s trainer and Strategic Communications Director. Video productions are produced by Toby Joseph (Apache, Southern Ute, Navajo) and Myron Lameman (Cree). TV production team members include William Ward, Clark Salisbury, Debra Clayton (St. Croix Chippewa), Russell Hill, (Stage Up Productions), CJ Clayton (St. Croix Chippewa), Rachel Summer (Siletz), Skye Hopinka (Hochunk), Emily Olson (Mexican-American) and Krissie Alexander. Watch WISDOM’s websites in the coming weeks as their photos and bios go up online on this DOS TV page.
WISDOM, a Portland area 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is committed to Native American cultural sustainability, education, and cross-cultural communications. WISDOM records and preserves oral tradition and cultural arts of exemplary indigenous elders, storytellers, cultural leaders and environmentalists, and shares their messages with Native Americans and public audiences of all cultures. Projects include the Discovering Our Story Project, Wisdom of the Elders Radio Program, k-12 curriculum materials, the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association which sponsors annual storytelling festivals, and Turtle Island Storytellers Network. For more info or to volunteer, e-mail info@wisdomoftheelders.org.
Episodes
DOStv Pilot
DOStv Episode 2: Ed Edmo
DOStv Episode 3: Martin High Bear
DOStv Episode 4: Philip Archambault, Sr.
DOStv Episode 5: Jim Amburn
DOStv Episode 7: David G. Lewis, Ph.D
DOStv Episode 8: Cornel Pewewardy
DOStv Episode 9: Verna Bartlett
DOStv Episode 10: Trish Jordan
DOStv Episode 11: Rose High Bear
DOStv Episode 12: Toby Joseph
 
 
 
VICTORIA EVENTS =================================
HIWEST (to honour) First Nations Artist Forum
Thursday, June 16, 2011
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion at 7 p.m.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street
Join us for HIWEST (pronounced “hee-west”), a First Nations Artist Forum honouring contemporary and traditional artists.
Learn what inspires these artists and the stories behind their art. Tour the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s exhibits, participate in a panel discussion, and enjoy First Nations entertainment and light refreshments.
Registration is not required. Free admission to the gallery and the event.
Contact Us
For more information, contact:
Gail Price-Douglas
Community Development Planner
Recreation and Culture Division
Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
Tel. 250.361.0358
E-mail Gail Price-Douglas
Rose Spahan
Special Events Coordinator
Cell. 250.419.2417
rspahanartist@hotmail.com

 
SOUTH CAROLINA EVENT===========================
June 19-20-21/11
Hardeeville – Walterboro – Ridgeville – Myrtle Beach, SC
Longest Walk III and will be held at:
Beginning in Hardeeville SC on the 19th of June,
In Walterboro SC on the 20 and 21 of June,
In Ridgeville SC on the 22 of June and in Myrtle Beach SC on the 23 and 24th of June.
Event to defeat Diabetes
Admission Fee: Donations only
MC: Dennis Banks
Invited drums: All drums welcome at any overnight stop. Entertainment: Notable AIM icon Dennis banks is walking across the country to bring awareness and help defeat Diabetes, one of the cruelest diseases facing Native People. The walk began in Sand Diego CA and will end in Washington DC in July.
The walkers will enter South Carolina at Hardeeville on the 19th and will walk Hwy 17 to Waklterboro where they will stay two days.
They will walk to Ridgeville SC and stay in the Edisto Tribal Grounds on the evening of 22nd.
Additionally they will be staying overnight on Georgetown on the 22nd and two nights (23rd and 24th) in Myrtle Beach before leaving SC on the 25th
Comments: People are invited to walk with the troop anywhere along the way and for as long as they wish or are able to walk.
Volunteers as needed as well as help with any of the many tasks needed to make the event a success.
General contact name: Chief Harold Hatcher 843-358-6877 WaccamawChief@gmail.com
Other contacts: traciemistry@sc.rr.com
 

WASHINGTON STATE EVENTS =====
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Thursday, June 2 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location Chief Seattle Club Inc Seattle WA.
Refreshments will be served and with any luck Indian Tacos in hand!
We have a fantastic group of member artists who have made some BEAUTIFUL pieces for this event,
as well as a GUEST ARTIST, John Romero Sr. (Shoshone) who will be showcasing his paintings, prints and screenprints!
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Wa-é ák-wé! (Greetings!)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the UW School of Medicine would like to cordially invite you to join our Multicultural Graduation Reception to celebrate the accomplishments of 2011 UWSOM graduates, joined by our graduates’ family and friends, on Friday June 3, 2010 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the UW Tower.
OMCA Multicultural Graduation
Friday, June 3, 2011
5:30 – 7:30PM
Where: UW Tower, South Cafeteria ——-UW Tower is located at 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE.
In the spirit of diversity and inclusion, this year is the second year we are integrating the Blanket Ceremony and Multicultural Graduation into one celebration. We have developed a program that we believe honors our graduates in an inclusive, respectful way, while recognizing and honoring the many cultural and historical traditions of Celebration and Commencement. Ms. Annette Squetimkin-Anquoe, Colville Confederated Tribal Member and Traditional Health Liaison at the Seattle Indian Health Board will be joining us as the emcee.
The UW Tower is located at 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE. Here’s the link to directions to the UW tower, as well as information about ADA accessibility and parking: http://www.washington.edu/facilities/uwtower/getting-here
Please see attached invitation and RSVP online https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/belyluu/135225 by May 31st.
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2011 Duwamish Tribe Gala, Dinner & Art Auction “Honoring Seattle’s First People”
The Duwamish Tribal Leadership on behalf of the Duwamish Tribal Council and the DTS Board wish to warmly invite you to an evening gala of Duwamish culture and NW Native art. Come join the Duwamish Tribe as we offer a cultural experience in the atmosphere of a traditional Longhouse. Greetings and Friendship and more. Come join us with a wine reception, silent art auction, buffet-style dinner and a live auction of NW Native art and more. Proceeds from the evening will help to support your Duwamish Tribal Services (DTS) a (501(c)3) nonprofit organization and the Duwamish Longhouse Project.
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011 Doors open at 4 p.m. for native entertainment, wine reception and silent auction. Buffet-style dinner and live art auction follows.
Tickets are available thru Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/163912 or by sending your payment and reservation to the Duwamish Longhouse @ 4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, 98106.
Table for Eight: $680, Individual Sponsor: $150 per person (includes recognition at event/program), Individual Guest: $85. Wine Reception and Silent Auction Only: $30 . We accept donations of cash, art and sponsorships at any time, please call our tribal office at (206) 431-1582 for more information.
The Duwamish Tribe is accepting donations of cash, art and/or sponsorships to support this event. Please contact Cindy Williams at the Duwamish Longhouse at (206) 431-1582 for more information. Thank you for your support of the Duwamish People!
“We raise our hands to you” -
The Duwamish Tribe
4705 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 431-1582
DTS@qwestoffice.net
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SuperFly Filmmaking Workshop
Saturday, June 4 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Harvard Exit Theatre
807 E. Roy
Seattle, WA
Now in its sixth year, the SuperFly Filmmaking Workshop, created by Longhouse Media and presented at the Seattle International Film Festival, brings 50 youth from across the country to Seattle, WA to participate in an immersion into filmmaking and tribal culture. The youth filmmakers will produce five shorts in 36 hours based on an original script by acclaimed Iñupiat filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean. Longhouse Media organizes t…he students to travel to the United Indians of All Tribes – Daybreak Star Cultural Center on June 2 for cultural learning and guerilla filmmaking. The teams then complete and deliver their films just four hours before the World Premiere of the SuperFly Shorts Program on June 4 (4:00 pm at the Harvard Exit).
In addition, there will be three short indigenous made films fresh from Sundance to accompany the SuperFly shorts – The Cave, The Rocket Boy and STONES.
Come support youth filmmakers and meet award winning indigenous directors and producers! Again, June 4th @ 4:00 pm at the Harvard Exit Theatre in Seattle, WA. For tickets: www.siff.net

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American Indian Justice Conference June 6-9, 2011 – Airway Heights, WA
4th Annual Conference
The American Indian Justice Conference offers tribes across the nation an opportunity to develop plans to enhance tribal systems while providing essential information on matters concerning court development, drug and alcohol abuse strategies and other relevant topic areas. Join other tribal community justice professionals and practitioners with technical assistance providers to address multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional approaches to the development of justice programs.
This year’s goals were established by building upon past conferences and responding to recommendations of BJA grantees. These goals include:
Building strong and sustainable tribal justice systems by highlighting strategies.
Sharing details on tribal programs that have a positive impact in their community justice system.
Providing information to tribal justice system personnel on topics such as court planning and development, diversionary court programs, traditional dispute resolution, justice system responses to alcohol and substance abuse, and emerging issues that are relevant to tribal justice system development.
This national training conference is sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance for Tribal Court and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse program grantees from all parts of the country. There are no fees to attend this conference, however pre-registration is required.
Who Should Attend
Affiliates from ALL nationally recognized tribes are welcome to attend including those who work in the courts, law enforcement, prosecution, probation, corrections, treatment, and social service programs.
BJA grantees funded through the Tribal Court Assistance Program (TCAP) and Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (IASAP) are strongly encouraged to use their BJA funds to attend this event.
For questions regarding the American Indian Justice Conference, contact Dawn Rall (phone: 888-370-1752.)
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Fastest Lummi,’ ‘Idol’ are Features of 65th Stommish
By Richard Walker
The Lummi Stommish Water Festival, in Lummi, Washington, a three-day festival that celebrates the Lummi Indian Nation’s veterans, is June 10 –12.
Events include a pow wow, war canoe races, carnival, royalty pageant, Sla-hal bone game tournament, Stommish Idol, and the Kwina Mile, a one-mile run to determine who is the “world’s fastest Lummi.”
The Stommish Idol judges will be Suzette Amaya, Kwakwak’wakw/Cree/Nisga’a/Coast Salish, of Samaya Entertainment; and First Ladyz Crew, a group of First Nations singers from lower mainland British Columbia.
Stommish was first celebrated after World War II to honor returning service men and women, but is now an annual gathering and celebration of Northwest Coast First Nations. Veterans are still honored each year.
According to the 1945 book “Indians in the War,” by the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Indian Affairs, two Lummi soldiers were killed in action in World War II: Charles Schultz Jr. in France and John H. Kittles in Italy. Five were injured: James R. Alexander in France, Howard A. George in Germany, Benjamin W. Hillaire in Germany, Anthony Jefferson in France, and Bert H. Jefferson and Forrest L. Kinley in the Philippines.
Alexander, a private first class, received the Silver Star. Bert Jefferson, a sergeant, and Pfc. August L. Smith, each received the Bronze Star. Staff Sgt. Earl M. Thomas received the Air Medal.
 
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Seattle Indian Health Board’s 17th Annual SpiritWalk 2011!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Seattle Center Mural Ampitheater
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SEATTLE CENTER MURAL AMPITHEATRE
Join us for ……
SEATTLE INDIAN HEALTH BOARD’S
17th Annual For the Love of Native People
Registration is free – walk alone or form a walk team with family, friends or co-workers!
Prizes are awarded for individuals/groups raising the most money, largest walk teams,
and group banners. SpiritWalk proceeds support American Indian and
Alaska Native programs promoting healthy lifestyles.
To register or for information, call (206) 324-9360 or visit our website at www.sihb.org
Registration: 8-9:30 am Walk: 9:30-11:30 am
Lunch/Entertainment/Awards: 11:30am-3:00pm
Seattle Indian Health Board facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations
for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling (206) 324-9360.
Visit us on Facebook at “SpiritWalk Seattle”
for information on all events!
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The Seattle Indian Health Board is in the planning stages of our first
annual Indigenous Peoples Cultures Day at the Seattle Center.
I would like to invite you to be a part of our celebration.
Please check out the attached vendor application for the Indigenous
Peoples Cultures Day Powwow.
Indigenous Cultures Day Powwow
Seattle Center: Fisher Pavilion & SC Pavilion & Mc Caw Hall SEATLE WA.
August 13th, 2011
Hours: 10am – 7pm
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The Nez Perce Tribe
Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Program
Presents: Preparing for Academic Excellence
Math and Science Camp
July 18-29, 2011
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The PACE Program is technically a day camp,
but because of a directive from our funding agency
(Department of Energy), we will be going over to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
in Richland, WA, on Thursday, July 21, 2011, in the afternoon for a tour of the
facilities, and we will not return to LCSC until Friday, July 22, 2011, at
approximately 4:00 p.m. Hotel accommodations and meals will be provided by the program.
(As a reminder, in order for students to receive their $200 stipend, homework assignments,
participation and 100% attendance is required, and it is the reason for this notification).
APPLICATION FOR PREPARING FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (PACE)
MATH AND SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP
7th and 8th GRADE;
CONTACT INFORMATION
Nez Perce Tribe / ERWM
P.O. Box 365
109 Lolo St
Lapwai, Idaho
83540
Solo Greene
ERWM Education Specialist
(208) 621-3749
Work cell: 208.791.5015
solog@nezperce.org
 
 
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JUNE 12 TH 2011 SUNDAY – 10:30AM
SALMON CEREMONY
TULALIP LONG HOUSE
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PARTICIPATE CONTACT FRIEDA WILLIAMS 360-716-4220

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Falmouth Institute and the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) have teamed
up to create the Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program.
Falmouth Institute and the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) have teamed
up to create the Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program.This professional development program
will provide HR professionals working in Indian Country an opportunity to become trained in human resources
topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises. Become certified and use your
Indian Country Human Resources Certification to:
Differentiate yourself from others in the HR field
Stay competitive
Demonstrate your expertise in day-to-day workplace experiences
Advance your career
Once you become certified, you will carry the designation of THRP – Tribal Human Resources Professional.
Upcoming Human Resource Certification 5-day classes:
June 6-10, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM
July 11-15, 2011 in Auburn, WA
Please click on the class dates for detailed class information.
Falmouth Institute falmouthinstitute.com
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Finding our Wings
We are Women – We Can Fly
Please join our one-day Talking Circle with resources and information sharing for Native American women healing from sexual violence.
This workshop is for women already involved in healing practices who want to continue to discover their unique Beauty and Grace.
Talking Circle
Connecting with natural Medicines
Identifying your own personal Medicine
Discuss and learn personal self-care resources
Making of Medicine Bags
Facilitator: Maiah Merino, MA (Yaqui/Maya/Opata)
When: Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Time: 10:00am – 4:00 pm
(Lunch will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes as we will be walking outside.)
Where: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center/ Dicovery Park, Magnolia
3801 W. Government Way, Seattle, WA 98199
To Travel by Seattle Metro, Take # 33 towards Magnolia from 4th and Pike/Pine to the final stop. Follow the signs directing the .4 mile walk to Daybreak Star.
Please contact Denise Tagas at (206)707-5695 or dtagas@unitedindians.org to register or with any questions.
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STATE OF WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
1111 Israel Road S.W. P.O. Box 42650 Olympia, WA 98504-2650 (360) 902-8500
Native American cultural celebration returns to
Deception Pass State Park
Posted-OLYMPIA – May 31, 2011 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to the sixth annual Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration with the Samish and Swinomish tribes at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island, near Oak Harbor.
The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Bowman Bay boat launch and picnic area on the Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass State Park, 41020 State Route 20, Oak Harbor. The event celebrates the maritime heritage of the two participating Coast Salish tribes and features canoes, singers, drummers, storytellers and a salmon and frybread lunch. Artists from the two tribes will demonstrate weaving, cedar work and woodcarving. The event is presented by the Samish Indian Nation, the Samish Canoe Family, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and the Swinomish Canoe Family.
Annually in the summer, Coast Salish people travel to a different Coast Salish territory as part of the intertribal Canoe Journey. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will host the end-of-journey events for 2011. Proceeds from the food sales at the Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration benefit the Samish and Swinomish canoe families to support their participation in and training for the annual intertribal Canoe Journey.
The combined waters of the Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Strait of Georgia, Deception Pass, Bowman Bay and all their other interconnecting inlets and bays comprise the “Salish Sea,” officially recognized by the United States Board on Geographic Names in 2009 and the Geographical Names Board of Canada in 2010. Formerly known as the Native American Culture Celebration, the name of the cultural event changed in 2010 to reflect the international recognition of the Salish Sea.
Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater of shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. The park is best known for views of Deception Pass and Bowman Bay, old-growth forests, abundant wildlife and the historic Deception Pass Bridge. The Bowman Bay area is accessible from Rosario Road, off State Route 20, by Pass Lake.
The Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration is part of a broader series of events celebrating Washington’s diverse cultures and presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program. The program is a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources with funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts and the Washington State Arts Commission program grants.
The event is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required in order to attend the event, please call (360) 902-8526 or (360) 675-3767 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service at (800) 833-6388. Requests must be made in advance.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Washington State Parks is now on Twitter at WaStatePks_NEWS and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.
NEWS Media contact:
11-021 Jack Hartt, (360) 675-3767
Jack.Hartt@parks.wa.gov
Leslie Eastwood, Samish Indian Nation,
(360) 293-6404
Jens Lund, (360) 902-8526
Jens.Lund@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service:
(800) 833-6388
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Honoring Our Graduates Ceremony 2011
Tuesday June 21st 2011@ 6:00pm
Indian Heritage Cafeteria 1330 N. 90th Ave., Seattle, WA
Come witness the rite of passage for our graduating 8th/12th grade Native Students class of 2011
Please bring family and friends in celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of our Native students!
Agenda
6:00pm Opening prayer/ Traditional Yakama Prayer song by SCSNYC
6:15-6:45pm Traditional Feast- salmon, cornbread, wild rice, fruit salad, and desert
7:00pm M.C. Introductions
Keynote Speaker/ Student selected speaker
Outstanding Teachers, Schools and Staff Recognition and Appreciation
7:30 pm Graduating Student Recognition and Gifting Ceremony
8:45 pm Closing Prayer/Song
If you have students that will be graduating 8th or 12th grade please contact Yvette Pinkham @ (206) 306-3030 or Sarah Sense-Wilson@ (206) 524-5220 or email markseattl3@aol.com.
Sponsored by UAI/ANEA, SCSNYC, Big Picture School, and Kent Indian Education Program.
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Loving, Caring and Sharing Together
Paddle to Swinomish 2011
Monday July 25th to Sunday July 31st
Contact:
Team@PaddleToSwinomish.com or Visit Our Facebook Page or Contact the Journey Coordinators:
Aurelia Washington – Journey Coordinator – 360 466-1359
Melissa Edwards Miller – Assistant Journey Coordinator – 360 466-1606
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Save the Indian and Kill the Man:
New Photographs by Matika Wilbur (Tulalip/Swinomish)
January 10–August 14, 2011
SAM (Seattle Art Museum) Third Floor Galleries
1300 First Ave. Seattle Washington
(Corner of 1st and Madison)
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Elise Krohn- Traditional Plants Educator
Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension

GruB Cultivating Youth Employment Program Institute
June 2nd-June 4th
This training will be very useful for those who are working with youth in gardens. Please see additional information at the end of the email.
Traditional Plants Class on First Aid
July 6th. Hosted by the Puyallup Tribe (details coming soon)
Native American Women and Girls, Men and Boys Conference
August 24-26, 2001 at Camp Huston in Gold Bar, WA.
Flyer and more information coming soon
2011 Cultivating Youth Employment Program Institute
http://www.goodgrub.org/youth/institute
WHAT IS IT? Learn the roots of a successful youth development model through the lens of our farm-based employment & education program! This 3-day training institute will be a mixture of hands-on activities, teaching presentations, and group network & skill-sharing. Activities and workshops will be co-facilitated by our experienced youth and adult staff.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Our institute is designed to be useful for folks hoping to start a new program, established organizations looking to expand their youth programming, and for previous institute participants who want a deeper engagement with our youth leaders (the institute has been re-designed with this goal in mind). Expect good food and a warm, welcoming culture.
A FEW MORE DETAILS:
3 full days: Thursday, June 2 – Saturday, June 4 (snacks & lunch included)
Based at our green-built farmhouse and 3 acre urban farm in Olympia, WA
Receive a copy of our youth program manual which includes our proven curriculum, planning strategies, and workshops
Join 15-17 colleagues to learn, teach, network, and share inspiration & ideas
Cost: $350
Registration Due: May 1
A limited number of partial scholarships and housing available based on need and number of participants
To register or for more information:
Please contact Justin Umholtz, Managing Director, at 360-753-5522 or through ourcontact form
 
 
 
 
===WASHINGTON STATE=====RECOVERY==================================
NATIVE -AA Recovery Groups:
Saturday 7pm: Totem Pole Group
6020 South Beacon , Seattle WA.
St. Marks Church.
(South on Beacon;Left on Spencer, Parking behind Church)
Bus # 36
Saturday 10am-11:30am Womens Sacred Circle
12794 78th Ave. Seattle Wa. 98178
(cross street Renton Wa. on bus line #106)
Mondays Native American Group ( BOOK STUDY GROUP) (NAG)
7pm- 8:30pm
Trinity Espiscopal Church ( Basement )
609 8th Ave. Seattle Wa. 98104
Corner of James and 8th.
Fridays Native American Group (NAG) relocated as of April 2011- “Please note new address”
7pm- 8:30pm
6020 South Beacon , Seattle WA.
St. Marks Church.
(South on Beacon;Left on Spencer, Parking behind Church)
Bus # 36
Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm- Talking Circle
Yestler St.- Terrace House
825 Yestler Way seattle Wa. 98104
Recovery Cafe, (A.A. & N.A.) Enjoy community classes, AA, NA meetings, bead craft on Saturday’s @ 2pm, Open mic night 3rd Saturday and much more. Come and be part of a loving faith of your choice based community. Recovery Cafe address is 2022 Boren,Seattle WA. ( red brick building where Boren and Fairview meet Denny) Bus 70 stops on Fairview at Denny, bus 8 stops on Denny at Fairview
Metro Bus 206-553-3000
Greater Seattle Group 206-587-2838
Al-Anon 206-625-0000
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White Bison will be conducting a Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps for Women Training during the same time as the Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps for Men Training at our Wellbriety Training Institute during the day. During the evening the two groups will come together for some intensive healing circles. You may also register online by visiting www.whitebison.org and clicking on the Calendar, or you may download this registration form at http://www.wellbrietytraining.com/forms/MWM&12RegFormMar2011.pdf Bison
White Bison Information- www.whitebison.org “Well Briety!”About White Bison:
White Bison, Inc., is an American Indian non-profit charitable organization operating under the provisions of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through White Bison, it’s Founder and President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, has offered healing resources to Native America since 1988. White Bison offers sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention, and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources to the Native American community nationwide. Many non-Native people also use White Bison’s healing resource products, attend its learning circles, and volunteer their services.
White Bison’s mission is to assist in bringing 100 Native American communities into healing by 2010. This mission is being realized by means of the many Wellbriety resources, Wellbriety conferences, specialized community training events, Wellbriety coalitions, and the popular grass roots Firestarters circles of recovery groups across the nation.
White Bison is a proud facilitator of the Wellbriety Movement. Wellbriety means to be sober and well. Wellbriety teaches that we must find sobriety from addictions to alcohol and other drugs and recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol on individuals, families and whole communities. The “Well” part of Wellbriety is the inspiration to go on beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a life of wellness and healing everyday. www.whitebison.org
701 N 20th Street • Colorado Springs CO 80904 • 719–548–1000 • 1–877–871–1495 • fax: 719–548–9407
 
 
 
WASHINGTON DC EVENTS===================================
Indian Summer Showcase 2011
June 3–August 6, 2011
June 3 through August 6, 2011
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington, DC
Since 2006, the museum’s Indian Summer Showcase has presented 22 concerts featuring groups from more than 15 Native communities in the U.S. and Canada, and five Latin American countries. This year the museum hosts the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Siletz Tribe of Oregon, and the Huíchol Indians of Mexico for multiday festivals celebrating Native music, art, culture, dance, film and food, as well as the Living Earth Festival, which explores and honors indigenous contributions to the environment.
NMAI on the National Mall
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
202-633-1000
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Fifth Annual Strategic Conference on Tribal Energy Development at the Federal Level Thursday July 14, 2011, 8:00 AM – Friday July 15, 2011, 04:15PM Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Hotel
400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington D.C., DC 20001 US
http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/en/Knowledge_Center/Events/All_Events/2011/07/Fifth_Annual_Strategic_Conference_on_Tribal_Energy_Development_at_the_Federal_Level.aspx
Industry: law practice
Why You Should Attend:
Energy development on Tribal lands is evolving with new partnerships between Tribes, the federal government, states and the private sector in fossil fuels, renewables and transmission. This seminar will kick off with an in-depth report from the Hill on national Tribal energy policy being debated in Washington, DC and across the nation, from the ARRA stimulus experience through new leadership for Tribal energy in the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior. The opportunities for Tribes and Alaska Natives to advance projects in Indian Country will be highlighted.
Successful case studies and a finance roundtable will examine innovative funding structures that work. Concrete strategies on permitting and contracting will be presented and key agency officials will provide a roadmap for accessing their programs and funds. The conference includes a valuable session on the nuts and bolts of working with policymakers and agencies to achieve project goals and keep projects on track.
The Tribal Energy Development Conference is back for its fifth successful year in Washington, DC, including the popular “evening on the Hill” networking reception with Tribes, industry leaders, key government officials and agency program staff.
~ Douglas C. MacCourt, Esq. and Gregory A. Smith, Esq., Program Co-Chairs
What You Will Learn:
•~How power sharing and reaching common political ground can support Tribal energy •~Legislation in 2011: The agenda from the Hill and from the field •~Balancing the challenge of climate change and the full promise of Indian sovereignty •~DOE Tribal Energy Director Tracey A. LeBeau on Indian energy policies and initiatives •~Working with policymakers and agencies •~Project case studies: Innovations in leveraging incentives •~The intersection between local energy projects and Tribal economic growth •~USDA, DOI and DOE representatives discuss federal Tribal Energy development •~Contract essentials for development agreements and joint ventures •~Financing structures that work •~Acquiring land to support Tribal energy development
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Living Earth Festival 2011
When: July 22-24, 2011
Where: Mall Musuem ; 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.
(National Museum of the American Indian)
What: The Living Earth Festival celebrates indigenous contributions to protecting the environment, sustainability and indigenous plant use for health and nutrition. We expect several thousand visitors over the course of the 2 ½ day event. The purpose is to create an environment of activity and wonder, where the public can engage directly with Native and non-Native researchers and practitioners who are using traditional and modern methods to address climate change, environmental issues, food health and sustainability on Native and public lands.
There will be a diabetes workshop Skyped between the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ and webcast live around the world, followed by dinner and a movie screening of Auto Immune Response by Will Wilson (Dine). On Saturday there will be movie screenings of short films by Conversations with the Earth followed by a symposium featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Melissa K. Nelson and Dr. Gregory Cajete. Later that evening will be a concert featuring Gregg Analla, The Plateros and Pappy John’s Band. On Sunday will be our own Iron Chef-style cooking competition. Throughout the event will be several demonstrations of basket weaving, bow and arrow making, wood carving, Hopi piki bread, boiled corn bread, posole and chicos cooking demos, Native dance and singing, Native arts for sale, and informational booths on sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, ethnobotany and more.
For additional information please contact Carolyn McClellan, mcclellanc@si.edu or call 202-633-6710.

 
 
 
Whitehorse, Yukon Event ===============
The Athabaskan Languages Conference draws together the diverse groups who are working with the Athabaskan, Tlingit, Eyak and Ket languages, including Elders, speakers, language teachers and language workers, linguists, and other scholars.
If you are a Community member, Elder, or interested in Athabaskan languages and cultures we welcome your participation.
The theme of this year’s conference, which will be in Whitehorse, Yukon, June 27-29, is “We are Talking Together”, and papers are encouraged on any topic relating to language use, history, teaching, or structure for the Athabaskan, Tlingit, Eyak, and Ket languages. Community members are especially encouraged to share their experiences by presenting a paper. Papers will be accepted until April 30th. Information on paper requirements and to paper submissions are via :http://www.uaf.edu/alc/ .
Registration is $100 for scholars, $50 for students and community members, and free for Elders. This year the conference will feature a special workshop on Athabaskan and Tlingit narratives.
The main conference host facility is the High Country Inn in Whitehorse, and there will be an excursion to the beautiful community of Carcross for a banquet and cultural performances on the evening of June 28th.
http://www.athabaskanlanguagesconf.ca/index.html
 
 
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White House Internship – apply for Spring 2012 now!
The White House today announced that the application period for the
prestigious White House Internship Program for Spring 2012 is now open.
Applicants have until September 11, 2011 to apply for a Spring 2012
White House Internship. The spring term runs from January 17, 2012 -
May 4, 2012. Internships are full-time and unpaid however the experience is
second-to-none. Participants will work as part of the Administration’s
White House staff and gain a wide range of experience in public policy
and experience, first-hand, the functions of our Government.
Please read instructions fully before applying, refer to the frequently
asked questions page for additional explanations and contact the program
directly with questions.
Eligibility: White House Internship Program participants must be:
United States citizens; At least 18 years of age on or before the first
day of the internship and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or
graduate program at a college, community college or university OR
graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program
at a college, community college or university OR a veteran of the
United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its
equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two
years
http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/internships/apply

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Anthem Federal Consulting, LLC
(A Div. of the Ambiente Federal Group)
Federal-Military Contracts & Strategic Development
WBE-WOSB, MBE, SDB, SDVOSB-DVBE, 8(a) ANC & NAI Tribally Owned
A
ttention Native American/Alaskan Native Corporations
Attn: Native American Principals & Directors & Senior Tribal Council Members:
More so than ever the Dept of Defense, (DOD) and many of the Federal agencies are seeking Native American & Tribally Owned 8(a) firms who are also WOSB-WBE, MBE, VOSB-SDVOSB, 8(a), Hub Zone and other set aside contractors both in architectural engineering, design engineering (structural-civil), design build and vertical-horizontal construction and other disciplines for upcoming federal projects in both CONUS & OCONUS* area as well as in CONUS & OCONUS.
Federal-Military Contracting Experience: NAVFAC USACE
As a former senior contracting officer for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), (Under USARSUPTHAI) and a Director of Contracts Acquisition for NAVFAC (Formerly US Navy Docks & Piers-PACDIV, Subic Bay, Philippines ) many years ago I have been requested to speak to many of the Native American and Alaskan Native organizations on developing their tribal organization’s “Federal Footprint” in attaining both individual & Tribal 8(a) Certification, developing a “federal Division” within their existing firms, and focus on many of the DOD set aside “attainable” contract opportunities.
I have previously focused on teaming and providing federal contracts acquisitions consulting for many of the primary Native American, Alaskan Native Tribally Owned, WBE, 8)(a), MBE, SDVOSB firms over the years. Recently, with the Dept of Defense mandating to pursue opportunities in contracting with Native American Indian Owned firms and Tribally Owned entities, many of these opportunities will be geared towards many qualified firms in this group.
Questions from Ambiente Federal Services, LLC:
1. What are your primary federal contracting objectives in matriculating Native American
Indian Tribally Owned, and NAI firms in Design Build Construction, A-E, Mfg, etc.
2. Does your Tribal Council have any members currently in prime Federal Contracting
Agreements within the DOD or Team-Partnering alignments with federal primes?
3. If your organization is an A-E, Mfg, or Design Build Construction members looking
to develop a strong, well focused agenda and Teaming Partnering alliances with
large Federal prime Contractors?
4. Has your Tribal Council or Board of Directors lobbied in DC with DOD, USACE,
NAVFAC, and many of the Federal agencies to attain specific set aside percentages
as they do with many prime ANC organizations?
Who We Are:
Developing your Native American & Alaskan Native Group “Federal Division”
Ambiente Federal & Anthem Federal Consulting
Ambiente Federal Services, LLC is a SDVOSB (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business) MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise) Hub Zone Pending Federal Contracting firm. Offices: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, HI, & Guam.
Anthem Federal specializes in developing Federal Business Development-Marketing, and Contracts Acquisitions Programs for Teaming-Partnering alliances for large IDIQ, MACC, DMACC, MATOC, BOA, POCA, SATOC, JOC, ECOS, MCOS, EMACC, and 4P-AE contract vehicles.
Thank you for your interest in Teaming with Ambiente Federal & Anthem Federal Consulting, LLC.
Vr,
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CEO & Principal
Ambiente Federal Services, LLC
Anthem Federal Consulting
Las Vegas, NV 89117
702-898-4533 Office
949-295-3321 Cell
702-254-7033 Fax
mpacino@ambientefederal.com
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“A SDVOSB, Minority Owned-Hub Zone (pending)
Federal Construction Contracting firm”
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13 Indigenous Grandmothers
The Grandmothers Mission Statement WE, THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THIRTEEN INDIGENOUS GRANDMOTHERS, represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.
http://www.grandmotherscouncil.com
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JEFF DICKISON FROM SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE TALKS ABOUT RESTORING THE ESTUARY
SUNDAY JUNE 26TH 4:OOPM-6:OOPM
Location Kaos 89.3 Fm –Olympia, WA
CONTACT Jeff Dickison, Policy Analyst, Squaxin Island Tribe, (360) 432-3815, jdickison@squaxin.nsn.us
Join Raven and his guest Jeff Dickison from Squaxin as they visit about Restoring the estuary and helping heal the water ways.
“The Deschutes River has the potential to be a much more ecologically rich place than it is today,” said Dickison. “Wilder and White clearly had more respect for salmon than the people that dammed the Deschutes River, creating Capitol Lake. The original designers obviously designed the original reflecting… pool in the context of the natural environment.”
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between a lake and an estuary?
Actually, Capitol Lake isn’t really a lake at all, but a shallow reservoir created by damming the Deschutes River. In 1951, the state government built the 5th Avenue dam, blocking the Deschutes River and creating Capitol Lake.
An estuary is a biologically rich environment where a river reaches salt water. Estuaries play an important role in the lives of several species, including birds and fish. Salmon depend on estuaries for vital rearing and feeding habitat. Salmon are born in freshwater, and as they move downstream they undergo a physiological change which enables them to live in saltwater. Estuaries are the first place salmon encounter saltwater and it is important that there be enough food and habitat.
Currently, the Deschutes estuary does not exist. It has been inundated by the impoundment created in the 50s. The 5th Avenue dam blocks off any meaningful interaction between salt and freshwater that defines an estuary.
Won’t draining Capitol Lake leave a big mud hole?
Restoring the Deschutes estuary won’t really “drain” Capitol Lake. Actually, most people won’t notice a difference. Most of the time, the northern basin, or the “reflecting pool,” will not look any different than it does today. Natural tidal movement will fill the lower basin “reflecting pool” almost 80 percent of the time.
Only the southern two basins will see significant drainage, but even those will be filled as they are now during high tide. By restoring the Deschutes estuary, it is possible to retain the reflecting pool aspects of Capitol Lake.
Won’t an estuary be smelly?
No, the historic smell of the former estuary was caused by untreated sewage that was dumped directly into the Deschutes estuary. Raw sewage, not the periodic exposure of mudflats by the tides, caused an intense aroma that some still associate with the original estuary. Wastewater is now treated in Olympia before it is dumped into Budd Inlet.
Isn’t it possible to have clean water and a lake?
Virtually all of the water quality issues associated with Capitol Lake exist because it is an impounded river. Invasive species, drawn to Capitol Lake’s warm, shallow and stagnant environment are taking over the lake.
During the summer, nitrogen and phosphorous build up in the lake, depriving it of oxygen, which is vital to a healthy ecosystem. A recent report by the Washington Department of Ecology states that restoring the Deschutes Estuary would solve many of the water quality problems associated with Capitol Lake (link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11615221/CLAMP-110608-Deschutes-Handouts).
Choosing to continue maintaining Capitol Lake is choosing to live with future water quality problems.
What will restoring the estuary do to wildlife?
Restoring the estuary will benefit native species while removing many invasive species. Capitol Lake already supports a large community of wildlife and plants, but these are not species native to our area, and have gained a foothold in Capitol Lake because it is an artificial landscape (link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/5528143/CLAMPSC090408A2).
The Puget Sound Partnership has identified eradicating invasive species like the ones that live in Capitol Lake as a high priority to restoring the entire Puget Sound ecosystem (link: http://www.psparchives.com/our_work/protect_habitat/ans.htm). As it is now, Capitol Lake is a haven for invasive species.
Isn’t Capitol Lake part of the “vision” of the Capitol Campus?
No. When the architects Walter Wilder and Harry White designed the Capitol Campus, the lake was more than forty years off and their plan specifically called for a free flowing Deschutes River (link). Their vision of a reflecting pool would have entailed diking off a portion of what is now the eastern part of Capitol Lake’s north basin to create a saltwater reflecting pool. Rather than being a shallow and warm freshwater impoundment, that reflecting pool would have been routinely flushed by the tides.
The real reason behind the creation of Capitol Lake wasn’t to complete the original “Wilder and White” vision, but rather to change the image of the nearby neighborhood. Up until the early 1940s, what is now Capitol Lake was home to a shanty town called “Little Hollywood.” In 1941 Little Hollywood was dismantled and burned, and ten years later the state completed the permanent flooding of the site.
Will we be cut off from the shoreline
because of concerns of protecting the estuary?
No, while the landscape of the shoreline and uses will change, access will not be impacted. Some uses, such as recreational fishing, could improve. For example, many other local estuaries – like Kennedy Creek at Totten Inlet – are popular sport fishing sites at low tide.
Can we cheaply dredge the lake?
Dredging Capitol Lake is an expensive solution to a problem that will never be solved without allowing the original estuary to be restored. All of the sediment carried by the Deschutes River is now deposited into Capitol Lake, slowing filling it up. Estuaries, because of their tidal influence, naturally disperse sediment into the marine environment. But, because the Deschutes River is dammed, the sediment has nowhere to go.
Dredging will be a multi-million dollar undertaking each time and it only solves one problem associated with the damning of the Deschutes. Water quality, invasive species, and other problems will continue to exist even with an expensive, aggressive dredging plan.
Is this part of a radical plan to return the entire area to a pristine state?Absolutely not. One of the important things to remember that restoring the Deschutes River estuary won’t and can’t be a total restoration of the local ecosystem. Too many things – from filling in nearby tidelands to urban development – have happened and there is no reasonable way to turn back the clock.
Restoring the estuary is a simple, sensible step to restoring as much of function of the local eco-system as we can.
Jeff Dickison, Policy Analyst, Squaxin Island Tribe, (360) 432-3815, jdickison@squaxin.nsn.us
LINKS:
http://www.squaxinisland.org/deschutes/milfoil.html
http://www.squaxinisland.org/deschutes/free_flowing.html

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Sotheby’s Sets New Auction Record for American Indian Art with War Shirt that Sells for $2,658,500
NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s set a new record for a piece of American Indian Art at auction when an Oglala Sioux Beaded and Fringed Hide War Shirt which once belonged to the famous and celebrated Sioux Chief, Black Bird sold to an anonymous buyer for $2,658,500 (est. $250/350,000). The War Shirt led the sale which totaled $4,809,503. This was comfortably over the high estimate and the highest ever total for a various owner sale in this category (overall est. $2.8/4 million).
Two determined telephone bidders battled for several minutes before auctioneer Hugh Hildesley brought the hammer down. In addition to the provenance, the shirt is made all the more remarkable by the existence of photographs showing it being worn by its original owner. Photographic documentation of an artifact as important as the Oglala Sioux Shirt is very rare. In this case though, several images exist of Chief Black Bird wearing the shirt, providing an important insight to its history and to the life of the Chief who was one of the most documented Native Americans of his generation.
Other highlights in the sale included a Northwest Coast Polychromed Wood Figure, probably Nootka which sold for $212,500 (est. $175/ 225,000) and a Northwest Coast Horn Bowl which fetched $146,500 $30/50,000). A Comanche Painted Hide Shield and Cover sold for $98,500 setting a new record for an American Indian shield at auction (est. $80/100,000). Leading the blankets in the sale was a Tlingit Chilkat Blanket which fetched $74,500 – a new record for a Chilkat Blanket at auction ($60/90,000).

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Take a listen, help us get 10,000 hits by 6.13, which would’ve been Tawnya’s 14th b-day. In her honor and memory. http://tinyurl.com/3ebn78k Song by Jim Boyd, this song was one of Tawnya’s last request before cancer took her life at age 13. The request was made to her dad , so dad contacted Jim Boyd…
http://tinyurl.com/3ebn78k
Take a listen, help us get 10,000 hits by 6.13, which would’ve been Tawnya’s 14th b-day. In her honor and memory. http://tinyurl.com/3ebn78k/
Jim Boyd :Tawnya’s Song youtube.com
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Dear Potential Spirit Walk Teams:
Greetings; my name is Mary Wilber and I am on the 17th Annual Spirit Walk Committee. I have volunteered to recruit organizations and invite them to participate in the Spirit Walk on Saturday June 11, 2011 held at the Seattle Center.
My son, Jon and I have participated in the walk for past nine years. We have made some wonderful memories and have walked in all types of weather conditions. We are looking forward to coming back to support the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) once again this year.
The SIHB continues to provide health care services to assist American Indian and Alaska Natives in achieving the highest possible physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
Funds raised through SpiritWalk help support American Indian and Alaska Native Community groups and health promotion activities. Proceeds from previous walks have supported high school and community college culture clubs, youth theatre groups, women’s leadership conferences, education, literacy projects and various other community events.
Not only will you get to enjoy a healthy activity and make new friends as you stroll along the Puget Sound walking through Myrtle Edwards Park. But top individual and team walkers can earn great prizes. So bring your banners, bring your families, friends and colleagues and spend the day with the SIHB and celebrate our 16th Annual SpiritWalk.
Commemorative SpiritWalk tee-shirts will be awarded to each walker raising $50 dollars (while supplies last). All walkers receive lunch and give-away items the day of the event.
I am including a SpiritWalk Registration Form and am asking your organization to consider forming a walking team to participate in our event. Thank you for organizing a walk team.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Wilber, mwilber@lwsd.org.
Lim Limt, Mary Wilber, Spirit Walk Volunteer
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2011 Seafair Indian Days Powwow is coming up July 16th and the 17th. We need volunteers! We bring together over 10,000 Native American and non- Natives alike to celebrate indiginous culture with dance, song, arts, and food. We need people of all sorts to do all kinds of jobs. We need people to help set-up and take-down, prepare FRY BREAD, cook FRY BREAD, sell consesions, act as runner’s for the consessions, act as parking attendants, camp ground attendants. We also need those of you who would be willing to help us on the Committee’s. We need people to help us stuff envelopes, make phone calls, distribute posters and flyer’s, research information, solicate and fundraise sponsorships.
This event is a vital part of the Seattle Community and we really need your help this year. Volunteers can apply in person, by phone, by fax, or by email.
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation: Discovery Park, PO Box 99100, Seattle, WA 98139-0100, Phone:(206)285-4425, Fax: (206)282-3640 Email: pwvolunteers@unitedindians.org
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Sealaska Heritage Institute is accepting applications to attend its annual Latseen Leadership Academy in Juneau.
This year’s camp is for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are Sealaska shareholders or shareholder descendants.
Full scholarships are available.
The camp is scheduled July 23-30, 2011. Application deadline is June 10. Applications are available at www.sealaskaheritage.org
For more information, contact Sarah Dybdahl at 586-9234.
KATHY (K’ei Joon) DYE | DIRECTOR OF MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301 | Juneau, AK 99801
direct 907.586.9189 | main 907.463.4844 | fax 907.586.9293
kathy.dye@sealaska.com
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Cha’kwaina’s Creations @ http://ChakwainasCreations
Authentic Native American Made Jewelry, Dream Catchers, Crocheted Items, Cloth Regalia, Amulet Bags, Woven Beadwork, Leather Items, All Natural Personal Care Items
Jewelry:
We have many pieces of jewelry. Some will be Native American in style, some will not. Cha’kwaina makes items as the Spirit leads.Each piece is a one of a kind work of art.
Dream Catchers:
My Dream Catchers are made from many different mediums, as the Spirit leads. Some are Traditional. Some are Contemporary. Some are a mixture of the two styles-Old & New coming together.Each knot is prayed over as it is tied. Choose one of my unique Dream Catchers for yourself or a loved one.
Crocheted Items:
As far as I know, Native Americans did not crochet before the influence of the European Cultures. But I am a Native American and I truly enjoy crocheting!
Baby blankets, baby clothing, amulet bags, face scrubbies, & many other items.
Beadwork:
I weave beads on a loom and sew bead designs directly on leather or cloth. The designs vary from simple geometric designs to complicated ones.
These extraordinary pieces of art are then turned into many different items-hat bands, headbands, bracelets, necklaces, belts, decorative pieces to be sewn on clothing, bags or whatever else your heart desires.
All Natural Personal Care Items:
From balms to soften your lips to personal lubricants to excite the senses—there is something for you in this collection.
Each item is hand crafted with respect for all the Elements and ingredients that go in. Hand stirred. Hand poured. Personally sealed by Cha’kwaina for your safety.
Lotions, potions, bath salts, massage oils for tired, aching feet, sore muscles, tension relief, skin softening.
With Cha’kwaina’s personal care items at your finger tips and love in your heart-there will be no need of “Love Potion #9!”
About the Artist:
M. E. Cha’kwaina Elmore, was born in 1967 in Virginia. She has ten children and many grand children!
She loves all things Traditional yet is contemporary in many ways. She believes in the powers of family, honor & respect.
Cha’kwaina enjoys gardening, reading, creating things, cooking, camping, spending time with her family and motorcycle rides.
She makes her home in the country (but too far from town) in Middle Tennessee.
She may be contacted through her website or:
In Writing:
P.O. Box 22
Bon Aqua, TN 37025
Phone:
931-623-9323
Email: WaccamawWoman@gmail.com

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BUDDY BIG MOUNTAIN
Buddy carved his signature as a Ventriloquist Comedian in the late 1980’s which put him on the map as the first Native American Indian Ventriloquist and soon became one of Indian Country’s most popular Comedy Entertainers today. From a rich heritage, Buddy is part Mohawk, Welsh and English on his mother side and Comanche and Apache from his father side. Buddy is a member of the Iroquois Nation as a registered member of the Mohawk of Kahnawake Tribe of Canada.
Born in Newton, NJ, the first son of Iron Horse and Wildflower Big Mountain and following the family’s entertainment tradition, introduced Buddy to the stage at the age of two performing Indian dancing. Buddy spent his entire childhood living and performing with his family at several Western Theme Parks across the East Coast. Buddy is the 3rd generation of a performing family, where his grandfather, the late Sebastian Big Mountain traveled with the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, performed a magic side show with the Ringling Brothers Circus known as Severo the Great, and retired from entertainment and became the gate keeper for Lake Mohawk in New York.
In 1967, Buddy landed his first acting role on the series “Gentle Ben” with the Ivan Tors Studios, in Florida. Buddy established a close relationship with the late Jay Silverheels (Tonto from the Lone Ranger Show) and remembers playing football with Ron Howard (Opie from the Andy Griffith Show) and his brother Clint Howard.
Left home in 1976, and joined a Magic Company performing with the Great American Entertainment group for the Spirit of 76 Show to become a magician assistant. Inspired by Ventriloquism, Buddy performed his first Ventriloquist act while touring in Canada. So he ordered a Cowboy Ventriloquist Figure with a big nose and moustache who is now known as the Windell P. Snodgrasz. Buddy left the Magic Company in 1978 to team up with the internationally acclaim Puppet Company, “The Trotter Brothers”. Quick to learn the many skills of puppetry, Buddy soon became a master puppeteer.
In 1984, Buddy achieved his dream and created his own Puppet Production called “The Mini Pow Wow and Gifts & Legends”. Performing for over two years with his production and finding out how hard to keep trained puppeteers, decided to go solo and launched a new show called “The Buddy Big Mountain Variety Comedy Show” adding more Ventriloquist Figures such as Iron Horse, Awsome Fox, Vocals, Magic and built a new cast of marionette dancers.
The roller coaster ride Buddy experienced in today’s entertainment industry opened many doors of opportunities, like sharing the stage with many great performers, such as Ronn Lucas, Jeff Dunham, Jimmy Nelson, Sinbad, Charlie Hill, Crystal Gayle, Rita Coolidge, Buffy Saint Marie, Bill Miller, Joe Nichols, Williams and Ree (Indian and the White Guy), the late Floyd Red Crow Westerman and opened for Seals and Croft, Merle Haggard, the late Foster Brooks, and recently opened for the band Starship at the Cherokee State Fair 2010.
In addition to his own stage performances, Buddy has appeared on CTV with Nelson Bird, APTN Buffalo Tracks talk show, TNN’s Nashville Now with Ralph Emery, Music City Tonight with Crook and Chase, did a commercial spot for Master Charge in Kansas and interviewed on several radio talk shows in many different cities around the globe.
In 1997, Buddy was cast for 1998 season with the Country Tonite Theater in Branson, MO as a featured act, after a live audition performance at the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas. Relocating back to the west coast in December, 1998, Buddy immediately landed a featured spot with the Spice on Ice Show at the River Palms Casino in Laughlin, NV. After the show closed in September 1999, Buddy returned to the touring circuit to perform his own show. Residing in Las Vegas and a member of the International Ventriloquist Association, Buddy performed several times at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas for IVA and was featured in one of Las Vegas Visitors Guide Brochures which landed him a small part and performed himself with one of his characters in the movie “The Audition” for a PBS special.
From Comedy to Drama, Buddy’s unique style of ventriloquism capture the attention of Asta Groeting, a well known artist from Berlin, Germany. From 2003 to 2006 and in 2010, Buddy received rave reviews as the lead ventriloquist actor for her project, The Inner Voice “Dead Air” and “I am Big” in several countries such as Austria, Germany, England, Australia, Holland, Norway and France. In 2007, Buddy spent 6 weeks performing as a Ventriloquist Actor and a Eagle Indian Dancer for 13 different Theatre’s traveling all across Wales to bring life to the paintings of the late George Catlin, called The Eagle Dances: Native American, Native European. The Eagle Dances was written by David Rowe of Wales, directed by Guy Masterson (Richard Burton’s nephew) of England and produced by Mwldan Theatre in Wales.
In 1993, Buddy received two awards for his accomplishments as a master puppeteer for filming one of his marionettes, Stumbling Bear. Stumbling Bear, The Video was submitted to several film festivals and won best short film in 1994 at the Native American Film Awards in San Francisco, at the Wind and Glacier Voices II in Lincoln Center, NY, and was viewed at the Dreamspeakers Film Festival in Canada. October 2009, Buddy received an award from the JVA in Tokyo, Japan for his many years of contribution to the Japanese Ventriloquist Association.
For over 30 years, Buddy has been a respected role model in Education and Performing Arts by offering one of the best Schools Assembly Shows that leaves the staff, students and surrounding communities with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and leaves them laughing until he returns.
Whether at Schools, Theaters, Night Clubs, Casinos, Cruise Ships, Television, Films or Corporate Events, Buddy continues to blend his own Grassroots style of Comedy, bringing it to all the door steps around the globe and sharing the knowledge of his rich heritage as an American Indian.
For Bookings contact: Rising Sun Productions, Canada Booking Agent -Vince Fontaine at 204-227-5551 US and International Agent/Manager – Diana Big Mountain at 702-379-2685
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Blessed Event: July 10th 2011 – Christening and Native Naming
It will be on a Sunday and the Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. By Fr. Pat Twohy..
****Right after Mass and Christening : Bailey Sorrell will recieve her native name.
Time 9:30 am
Childs name Bailey Sorrell 2-1/2yrs old
Great Grand Father Dewayne Martin
Great Grandma Sandra Larson
Mothers name is Natalie Jerome.
Address Chief Seattle Club 410 2nd Avenue Ext S, Seattle, WA 98104
Contact person for questions Contact person is Sandra Larson { Great Grandma} @ 253- 292-1394
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Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program
Falmouth Institute and the National Native American Human Resources Association (NNAHRA) have teamed up to create the Indian Country Human Resource Certification Program.This professional development program will provide HR professionals working in Indian Country an opportunity to become trained in human resources topics, issues, laws and regulations unique to tribal organizations and enterprises. Become certified this Summer:
June 6-10, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM
July 11-15, 2011 in Auburn, WA
+Employment Law for Tribes and Tribal Organizations
+Grievance and Appeal Procedures for Human Resources Professionals in Indian Country
+Managing Human Resources Departments for Tribal Organizations and EnterprisesAssessing and +Revising Personnel Policies and Procedures for the Tribal Organization
http://www.falmouthinstitute.com/training/certifications/hr_cert.html falmouthinstitute.com
 
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SHARED POEM; From Leonard Peltier’s PRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE
An Eagle’s Cry
Listen to me!
Listen!
I am the Indian voice.
Hear me crying out of thewind,
Hear me crying out of thesilence.
I am the Indian voice.
Listen to me!
I speak for our ancestors.
They cry out to you from theunstill grave.
I speak for the children yetunborn.
They cry out to you from theunspoken silence.
I am the Indian voice.
Listen to me !
I am a chorus of millions.
Hear us !
Our eagle’s cry will not bestilled !
We are your own consciencecalling to you.
We are you yourself
crying unheard within you.
Let my unheard voice beheard.
Let me speak in my heart andthe words be heard
whispering on the wind tomillions,
to all who care,
to all with ears to hear
and hearts to beat as one
with mine.
Put your ear to the earth,
and hear my heart beatingthere.
Put your ear to the wind
and hear me speaking there.
We are the voice of theearth,
of the future,
of the Mystery.
Hear us!
From Leonard Peltier’sPRISON WRITINGS: MY LIFE IS MY SUN DANCE
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Shared Quote “A wolf changes his coat but not his disposition”
 
 
 
 
JOB OPENINGS ==============
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Position Opening at First Nations Oweesta Corporation
First Nations Oweesta Corporation . For more information, please visit their website at http://www.oweesta.org/node/448
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www.nativeamericanjobs.com Serving our people since Sept of 2000. Our purpose is to help our People and others to find the job of their dreams, return to their tribe, or to relocate.
N A T I V E A M E R I C A N J O B S nativeamericanjobs.com
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Jobs & Opportunities web link with Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board www.npaihb.org/about/jobs_opportunities/
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Job Announcement – Native American Services Program Coordinator
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is a non-profit organization working to provide vital social, cultural, and educational services to Seattle’s American Indian/Alaska Native community.
JOB PURPOSE: As a new program at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, the Native American Religious Services program will be responsible for overseeing the provision of religious and cultural services in Washington State’s 12 correctional institutions. The program coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that the contract requirements with the Department of Corrections are adequately met and that the program is run efficiently and smoothly. The NAS Project Coordinator will be responsible for the growth and oversight of the program.
QUALIFICATIONS:
· Minimum of three years successful work experience in performing the essential functions of the position as set forth above and/or in other human services with low income and culturally diverse populations.
· Demonstrated experience with program management including monitoring, planning, implementing programmatic changes, improvement plans and effective report preparation.
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds and with diverse communication styles, including meeting facilitation.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively identify fund sources and write grants.
· Knowledge and experience using Excel, Word and other necessary computer software.
· Ability to recognize problems, assess situations, gather relevant information from a variety of sources and respond effectively to identified problems.
· A strong base of social services knowledge including understanding of local systems and awareness of existing and potential program partners.
· Ability to work with diverse populations, specifically the Native population, including knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and issues surrounding the Native experience and in particular, knowledge of the Native American experience.
· Successful completion of a criminal background check.
· Valid Driver’s license
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Familiarity with the Department of Corrections and issues facing AIAN correctional institution population.
EDUCATION:
· Bachelors Degree preferred in field appropriate to area of assignment and/or five years effective administrative/coordinator program experience with staff supervision; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
**PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION FORM**
www.unitedindians.org <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=4sbyw7bab&et=1105494850957&s=715&e=001qgaGKI7bnI3f4w-IwCNKDcHH7ooFYpRkv63df3MPdPiR_YQJ0sOz4prsSw8FcaSUubtbhVbvIx7DXSEE5UPuQFKB45ncus-o4OXy-u31kO6OGVc1bMNUUwzu0TALIpl27sBjPD5zm7VZbBTLSwIv_OxyS5d0Z_wgfY1Zx9BBhSK-xRMdcnGY2w==>
COMPENSATION: $36,000-$38,000 DOE annual plus an excellent benefit package
Opening Date: 05/07/11
Application can be obtained at www.unitedindians.org <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=4sbyw7bab&et=1105494850957&s=715&e=001qgaGKI7bnI1kAHw4CmifT4N3-juc8jAyXurRYcHUyx0M3LNWYmZ1KnhZHlqKHEos0rI9R2ML6trqMGm8FMQx-Wci2qed3AH47gZcwKoklR39LXmvaN2FnsiBGHt2NLveVQXnmJv9Cuk3i4QSfIDVaq0x1tKKSI7UR4JlgnPWjds=>
Submit application, cover letter, and resume to:
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Administrative Coordinator
PO Box 99100; Seattle, WA 98139
Fax: (206) 282-3640
Email: jobs@unitedindians.org
Closing Date:Until Hired
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
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Job Openings at Potlatch Fund
Potlatch Fund has two current job openings:
Bookkeeper
Overview Bookkeeping for Potlatch Fund a 501-c-3 non-profit Tribal organization. This position will report to the Executive Director. Experience in non-profit bookkeeping desired.
Office Manager
Overview To assist the Executive Director to ensure the overall efficient and effective management of the operations of Potlatch Fund. This role includes supporting communications, fundraising, budgeting, and financial management.
To read the complete job descriptions and download an application form, kindly visit our homepage: www.potlatchfund.org
Job Openings at Potlatch Fund
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Child Care Assistants – (M-F 10 am – 5 pm)
Oversee children in waiting rooms. Assist with activities to minimize waiting room.
Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
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Elders Assistants – (W & F 11 am – 3 pm)
Assist with Native elders groups and activities. Groups are held twice weekly and include arts & crafts, bingo, speakers, videos and other activities. Assist staff in locating and securing needed elders resources.
Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
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Thunderbird Treatment Center – (M-Sun – times vary)
Sharing Native cultures with clients in chemical dependency treatment. May include speaking to groups, assisting with arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities.
Tutor clients to prepare for GED and/or entry into further education. Assist clients in computer lab. Assist with exploring potential career possibilities, jobs skills building and potential job placement upon treatment completion.
Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
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Administration & Technical Assistance – (M-F 9 am – 6 pm)
Website – Assistance in website design and update.
Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
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EHR Application Coordinator – Open Until Filled
The coordinator serves as the primary operations and IT coordinator for ongoing support of the Misys EHR applications. Primary responsibilities include developing the EHR system so that all functions are maximized including template design and charge passing. This includes investigating and resolving application issues, configuring all aspects of the applications to meet the needs of the organization, training users, and logging and managing tickets with the vendors to resolve application issues.
Until Filled- Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
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Patient Greeters – (M-F 10 am – 5 pm)
Greet patients in clinic waiting rooms. Communicate with front desk and providers to answer patient questions regarding waiting times. Orient patients to SIHB services and refer patients for needed services. Generally assist patients and staff to improve the waiting room experience. Promote a culturally welcoming environment.
Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
Reading Assistants – (M-F 10 am – 5 pm)
Read to children in waiting rooms and prenatal groups to help build reading skills (both individually and during “story times”). Help implement the Reach Out and Read program.
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Volunteer / Internship
Open Until Filled
Seattle Indian Health Board
PO Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114
206.324.9360
Tutor clients to prepare for GED and/or entry into further education. Assist clients in computer lab. Assist with exploring potential career possibilities, jobs skills building and potential job placement upon treatment completion.
Grounds and Facilities – assist with grounds and facility clean-up projects.
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Christie Care
Contact: Patty Rardin, Human Resources Director, 503.675.2211 p.rardin@christiecare.org
Website: www.christiecare.org/about/opportunities/current.php
Christie Care is committed to recruiting and retaining highly qualified individuals dedicated to our mission and values. Successful applicants will demonstrate a values oriented approach and possesses high levels of professional or technical competency. A full listing of job openings and position details can be found on the website. If you are interested in applying, please go to website, to download and complete the application.
Teacher Counselor Open until filled
Our Cedar Bough Program serves Native American and Alaska Native Youth in a culturally specific environment taking a holistic approach to healing throug Cultural traditions, practices, and high quality treatement services. We are seeking individuals to fill the following roles: Teacher Counselors: BA/BS in Social Work, Psychology, or related Human Services degree preferred or 2 years equivalent experience with acute care or work with Native American communities and/or organizations, knowledge of child development, and the ability to assimilate to the needs of a culturally specific program. Please visit our website for specific information regarding the Teacher Counselor position.
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Executive Director
Mt. Si Senior Center
Mt. Si Senior Center is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation established in 1977 to provide a broad range of programs and services to older adults in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley.
The Board of Directors is looking for an individual with a strong interest in working with older adults to oversee all aspects of the daily operation and administration of their multi-purpose senior center, area wide transportation program and senior apartment building.
To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter including wage history to the following by close of business on May 13.
By Mail: Mt. Si Senior Center
Attn: President of the Board
PO Box 806
North Bend, WA 98045
By Email: ruth@mailfilter700.com
Interviews for this position will begin by June 1, 2011.
Essential Duties· Reports directly to the Board of Directors regarding programs, services, finances, and all aspects of operations. Develops and implements policies and procedures as directed by the Board.· Supervises, recruits, hires and evaluates the paid staff and volunteers.· Develops and administers the yearly budget.· Responsible for all aspects of financial and corporate management including fundraising, grant writing, yearly corporate filings, taxes, contracts and insurance.· Responsible for the overall administration and development of the Senior Center’s programs and operation of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation.· Oversees the maintenance of the building and equipment.-Develops and maintains a close working relationship with area seniors, community members, government agencies, elected officials and other non profit agencies to promote the senior center programs and activities in the community.
Qualifications and Abilities· Knowledge and experience with non profit management and ability to work with Board of Directors. · Sensitivity to the needs of older adults and differently abled.· Ability to multitask and switch quickly between administrative and directservice issues.· Effective verbal and written communication skills.· Ability to travel to meetings.· Demonstrated experience in facilities management, staff supervision, public speaking, grant writing, finance, marketing and fundraising.· Masters Degree in related field and experience working in the field of aging. · Three to five years of management and supervisory experience. Experience in a non profit social service agency serving seniors preferred.· Extensive experience in the field may be substituted for a portion of the educational requirement.
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS =====================

This scholarship provides $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.
SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all. Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, most recently as Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
ELIGIBILITY
Eligible applicants must be affiliated with a federally recognized tribe and be a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline (e.g., environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public policy/administration with environmental focus, and related disciplines). Tribal enrollment is not required, but tribal affiliation must be verified by a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community.
APPLICATION PACKAGE
Transcript: A copy of your most recent undergraduate transcript (enrolled freshmen may substitute a high school transcript).
Letter of Support: Applicants must submit a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community. This letter should attest to the applicant’s commitment to community service, leadership, or record of participation in the cultural and spiritual life of the community.
Personal Statement: The personal statement is the most important part of the application. It is your opportunity to tell evaluators about yourself and your interest in environmental stewardship. Your essay should be personal, clear, concise, and describe how your undergraduate studies support your commitment to environmental stewardship. We recommend that applicants use their personal statements to highlight any past activities that illustrate a commitment to environmental stewardship. Personal statements should not exceed 2 pages in length and should contain the applicants full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Optional Material: In addition to the above, applicants may include additional documents (e.g., additional letters of support from community members/educators; a personal resume highlighting work or volunteer activities in environmental, natural resource, and/or community services; writing samples; etc.). Evaluators will take these additional materials into account, but they are not required for a complete application package.
APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE
A complete application package (transcript, letter of support, and personal statement) must be received by end of business on June 3, 2011.
All material should be sent via e-mail ( jones.luke@epa.gov This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), fax (202.564.0298), or regular mail to:
SAIGE Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship c/o Luke Jones, American Indian Environmental Office (2690-M) US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460

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Oregon Native American Chamber 2011 Student Scholarship Information
The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) is dedicated to working with all members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunity for Native Americans in Oregon and Southwest Washington. ONAC promotes and supports the education, training and cultural understanding of Native Americans.
The Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) Scholarships will be awarded at ONAC’s Annual Gathering on October 7, 2011. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by ONAC’s board each year and will vary, depending upon available funding. For 2011, ONAC will award up to seven, $1,000 scholarships.
Application Deadline: Must be postmarked or electronically sent to ONAC by September 14, 2011.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
Must be currently enrolled and attending an accredited community college or accredited four year college/university. Eligibility is limited to undergraduate students who are residents of the state of Oregon or Clark County, Washington.
Eligible applicants must be in good academic standing at their respective institution. Any “first term” students must include their cumulative High School GPA, graduation rank and evidence of college/university enrollment.
Submit a photocopy of current driver’s license and proof of Native American identification (must include your tribal enrollment number).
Submit a sealed official college or high school (if incoming freshman) transcript.
Scholarship recipient must attend ONAC’s Annual Gathering (Friday, October 7, 2011) to receive the scholarship award.
Submit one letter of recommendation from a person other than a family member. A professional associated with your education, community involvement, extracurricular activities or employment is preferred. It must be submitted directly from the individual supplying the reference. ORIGINALS ONLY, PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Students with relatives that are currently serving on ONAC’s Board of Directors and/ Board of Directors are ineligible.
Submit scholarship application materials to:
Oregon Native American Chamber
Attn: Scholarship Committee Chair
P.O. Box 69563
Portland, OR 97239
Please Note: Scholarship award notifications provided through email. Therefore, it is important to inform ONAC of any changes to your email address. Thank you for applying.
Selection Criteria:
Selection is based upon the application submission and student’s demonstrated interest/involvement in Native American activities or affairs. Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the scholarship committee.
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American Indian / Alaska Native Graduate Scholarships Available- NARCH Grant
Contact: Tom Becker, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board ,tbecker@npaihb.org, 503.494.1175
Year round stipends to support training in biomedical research careers (including MPH, PhD, MD, DO and other research-related degrees). Funded by Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB). Our NARCH Grant has provided graduate student funding to a large number of American Indian and Alaska Native students in support of their health sciences research-related careers. If you are accepted into or already enrolled in an advanced degree program and are looking for financial support for school, please contact us. We will provide application forms and further information upon request.
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Oregon Native American Chamber 2011 Scholarship
Application Deadline: Sept 14, 2011 To Download Application, Visit: www.onacc.org
Download the ONACmScholarship information sheet for details.
Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Science Fiction Writing Contest
Contest Deadline: Nov. 1, 2011 Winner Announced in December
Open to Native, First Nations, Indigenous, and Aboriginal students currently enrolled part-time or full-time in an accredited university, college, or high school. 2011 Judge: Acclaimed SF, experimental fiction, and horror writer Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet), Author of The Fast Red Road – A Plainsong, The Bird is Gone-A Manifesto, Ledfeather, and much more.
Submit a personal statement containing affiliation (non-status eligible), student status, and goals of your sf writing, along with the unpublished writing sample (up to 4,000 words). Send personal statement and unpublished sf story to Professor Grace L. Dillion (Anishnaabe), dillong@pdx.edu or PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751.
 

 
 
THE ARTS AND CALL FOR ARTISTS! ========
 
PND PHILANTHROPY NEW DIGEST – A Service of the Foundation Center
Deadline: September 1, 2011
First Peoples Fund Invites Applications for Artist in Business Leadership Program
The First Peoples Fund’s Artist in Business Leadership Program is designed to help entrepreneurial Native American artists develop their marketing and business skills and build self-sustaining, arts-based businesses.
This one-year, self-directed program provides a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to support work on a marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Additional program benefits include technical assistance, a professional network of peers, and travel expenses to FPF’s professional development workshops. The fellowship places emphasis on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
To be eligible, an artist must have five or more years of experience in marketing his or her art at Indian art markets and galleries, and have wholesale experience. Applicants must have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their family, and must have worked to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community-based businesses.
Applicants must be members of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon, or Washington; a tribe from the Great Lakes region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin; a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states; or a Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artists are also eligible.
Artists are selected for the program based on demonstrated artistic talent, evidence of entrepreneurial experience and potential, and adherence to the values of the First Peoples Fund.
For complete program information and application procedures, visit the FPF Web site.
Contact:
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
 
 
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First Peoples Fund Invites Applications for Artist in Business Leadership Program
The First Peoples Fund’s Artist in Business Leadership Program is designed to help entrepreneurial Native American artists develop their marketing and business skills and build self-sustaining, arts-based businesses.
MORE INFO- http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=339600060

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Greetings; The City of Milton is having a festival on August 20-21 and they are interested in having artists and vendors participate. I’mThe link to the site is below:
http://www.cityofmilton.net/page.php?id=294
The link for vendors is here: http://www.cityofmilton.net/page.php?id=298 which includes the application and booth fee information, etc.
The contact for the event is: events.committee@comcast.net
You can also visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Milton-Days/116689685076837
It isn’t a Native event, but Native artists are welcomed to participate and they asked that the Longhouse share this with you. -Laura
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Children’s Museum of Tacoma Seeks (Playful) Artists to Create Art Installations and Facilitate Art with Children for New Museum
The Children’s Museum of Tacoma announces multiple calls to artist and art educators in the Pacific Northwest to create art installations and projects for the museum’s grand opening January 14, 2012. The Museum will host two open house times for artists to learn more about the projects on June 9 and June 13, 2011. For details on the Call to Artists and to learn how to apply please visit http://www.childrensmuseumoftacoma.org/call-to-artists.
Call to Artists contact:
Debbie Kray, Education and Exhibits Director, dkray@playtacoma.org, 253.627.6031 x 227
Deadline: June 22, 2011
On January 14, 2012 the Children’s Museum of Tacoma will open in a new location. The museum will be a fantastic environment that envelops visitors and promotes the power of play, imagination, and creativity. The museum will be a sensorial place of beauty and wonder, inspiring active engagement of both children and adults.
Exhibits have been designed as playscapes that will be hands-on, open-ended, and multi-faceted, addressing the interests and needs of young children. The space will reflect our community, our design directives (fantastical, ish, unexpected, sensorial, inquisitive, and engaging), and the museum’s personality (honest, professional, responsible, inviting, progressing, inclusive, and playful). We need your help to accomplish this task!
To open our doors with just a glimmer of what our visitors and community will bring to us, we are asking artists to partner with us on four initial projects. These Call To Artists involve:
· designing installations for our exhibit areas, (Tree and Voyager)
· making art with children in the community, (Tree and Voyager)
· establishing rotating creative and collaborative projects for our studio,
· and creating a fitting donor wall to grace our space.
These project will be the beginning of what we hope will be a ever changing canvas of creative ideas reflective of the interest of children.
Pre-Submission Meetings
Playful Tree, Voyager Installation, and Studio Collaborative Open House
4:00-5:00 pm, June 9, 2011 and 9:00-10:00 a.m., June 13, 2011
Donor Panel Open House
5:30-6:30 pm, June 9, 2011 and 10:30-11:30 am, June 13, 2011
Open Houses will be held at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma’s new site: 1501 Pacific Avenue Tacoma.
Get Involved
To find out how you can be involved, please review the following Call to Artists:
Playful Tree Voyager Installation Studio Collaborative Donor Panel
Deadline for application is June 22, 2011
 
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$2000. 00 for American Indian Artwork for NRCS AIH poster
As you know NRCS does an American Indian Heritage poster each year.
This year it is in Oklahoma. NRCS pays $2000.00 for the artwork. Please pass the word to your Tribal art department and tribal contacts.
First, the artist should email to let me know they are submitting a piece of artwork at carol.crouch@ok.usda.gov
Second the artwork MUST be received at the NRCS state office by June 16th COB. The artwork will be judged on June 17, 2011.
Details are as follows:
• All Tribal members/residents within the South Central Region are invited to submit their artwork
• There is no age limit
• Submit one original artwork, size 18″ X 24″, acrylic or oil on canvas, ready for reproduction
• The title for the artwork will be: Conservation: Preserving our Land for Future Generations
• The theme for the artwork will be: “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children”
• A story describing the artwork must accompany the poster
• Notification to enter contest must be received by June 10, 2011. Contact Dr. Carol Crouch at 405-527-3241 ext. 108, or Email carol.crouch@ok.usda.gov
• Artwork must be received by June 16, 2011 by COB (4:30 PM). Submit to the attention of Terri Daniel at USDA, NRCS State Office, Office of Public Affairs, 100 USDA, Suite 213, Stillwater, OK 74074, Phone: 405-742-1244
• A selection committee will judge the artwork and select a winner no later than June 17, 2011
• NRCS will purchase the artwork from the winning artist for $2,000, and have the right to reproduce and distribute copies of the artwork at its discretion
• NRCS and the selected artist will sign a contractual agreement to set forth the terms of procurement and rights of the two parties
Respectfully
Carol Vallee Crouch Ph.D.
District Conservationist
National AI/AN Special Emphasis Program Manager
1726 N. Green, Suite 700
Purcell, Oklahoma 73080
405-527-3241 Ext. 108
Fax: 405-527-0872
 
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The In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival
In the Spirit Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival takes place at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington .
The one day festival will start at 10 AM on August 6, 2011, and end at 7 PM
Market Vendor Application Deadline June 25, 2011
More information please contact: http://www.evergreen.edu/longhouse/nativeartexhibits.htm

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
www.nmai.si.edu/icap/leadership.html

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NMAI Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program
www.nmai.si.edu
The NMAI’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. The NMAI considers the recognition of living artists of the Western Hemisphere and Hawai‘
 
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Bellevue Cultural Diversity Program Seeks Performers
Music and Dance Artists who are family friendly and focus on multi-cultural, multi-ethnic material needed for performances at Bellevue-based venues, including Crossroads Community Center, South Bellevue Community Center, NW Arts Center, Bellevue Square, the Highland Center and Crossroads Shopping Center. Interactive performers, including storytellers are needed. Pay is between $200 – $300 per 30 40 minute performance.Performances will be scheduled for Spring and Summer, 2011.
For more information, contact Kevin Henry at Khenry@bellevuewa.gov

 
 
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Uncasville, CT ==========================
Native American Finance Officers Association – NAFOA’s Fall Finance Conference
Keynote Address: Renowned economist and Wall Street Journal editorial board member, Stephen Moore.
Join us for two full days of up-to-the-minute information on all financial issues important to Tribal Nations and their business enterprises.
NAFOA group room rate at Mohegan Sun is $179
Registration will open in May!
October 12-13, 2011
Mohegan Sun,
www.nafoa.org
 
 

New York =============================
July 9-10 | Sussex County PowWow
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Saturday 11AM – 8PM, Sunday 11AM – 7PM
Price: $12 Adults, $7 Young Adults and Seniors
Free for Children 6 years and under, Free parking
Dancer Contest Info:
Adult 18+ (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st – $600, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $300, 4th – $200
Teen 13 -17 (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st – $250, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100
Junior Boys / Girls 6 – 12 (Combined): 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50
Tiny Tots
Hotel information:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newton, 6 North Park Dr., Newton, NJ, (973) 940-8888
Cobmin Ridge Motel, 346 US Highway 206, Branchville, NJ, (973) 948-3459
Econo Lodge Newton, 448 Route 206 South, Newton, NJ, (973) 383-3922
*Camping is allowed and showers are available for dancers and vendors only.
 

Save the date_
Aug 6-7 | Bear Mountain PowWow (NY)
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area
Harriman State Park, Harriman, NY
Saturday & Sunday 11AM – 7PM
Price: $12 Adults, $7 Young Adults and Seniors
Free for Children 6 years and under, $8 parking
Dancer Contest Info:
Adult 18+ (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st – $600, 2nd – $400, 3rd – $300, 4th – $200
Teen 13 -17 (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st – $250, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100
Junior Boys / Girls 6 – 12 (Combined): 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50
Tiny Tots
Hotel information:
American Budget Inn, 6 Locey Lane, Harriman, NY, (845) 783-3211
Americas Best Value Inn (Formerly Harriman Motor Inn), 139 New York 32, Central Valley, NY, (845) 928-2266
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Fort Montgomery, 1106 Route 9w, Fort Montgomery, NY, (845) 446-4277
Econo Lodge Near West Point, 17 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY (845) 446-9400
*Camping is allowed for dancers and vendors only.
OREGON ====================================================
“Ghostdance” w/ Nashville Native Bill Miller & Northstar Dance Company
Saturday, July 16 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
PCPA Newmark Theater * Portland, OR
http://www.ticketmaster.co
Event # com/event/ 0F004657A6D458BB

Salt Lake City, Utah ========
The Native American Celebration in the Park-A Community Cultural Festival
Saturday July 24th at Liberty Park – 1100 S. 600 E. – Salt Lake City, Utah
Food and Arts & Crafts Booths: 7 AM until Fireworks
Powwow: 12:00 Noon until Fireworks
Powwow $5 (under 6 & over 65 Free) – All other events/activities free
Cal Nez, hacker, 801-688-9297 (Main contact for more info)
Ben Shorty, 435-619-1783
Gary Schneiter, PGA. Pebblebrook Golf Links, 801-633-2661
EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO THE NACIP POWWOW ON JULY 24TH AT LIBERTY PARK, More info at www.nacip.com »
16th Annual Intertribal Competition Powwow
“A Community Cultural Festival”
Salt Lake City’s Hottest Powwow
Everyone is Welcome. Bring the whole family, the chairs and enjoy the excitement, color and energy of Salt Lake City’s Hottest Powwow. The traditional music, dance and colors always draw a crowd so come early.
LOCATION: Liberty Park, 1100 S. 600 E. Salt Lake City, Utah
DATE: July 24, 2010, Saturday
TIME: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Registration (subject to change, please check website for periodic updates)
SCHEDULE: 12:00 Noon Grand Entry (subject to change, please check website for periodic updates)
ADMISSION: $5 (door charged until 8:30pm)
Free: Children under 6 and seniors over 65
Grand Entry 1st Session: 12:00 Noon
Intermission: 4:00 PM
Grand Entry 2nd Session: 5:00 PM
Dignitaries & Sponsors Honor Song: 5:00 PM
REGISTRATION FEE FOR DANCERS: $5.00 each

WASHINGTON STATE ======================================

15th Annual NW Indian A.A. Sobriety Conference,
July 8th, 9th,10th 2011
Gymnasium 6700 Totem Beach Tulalip WA.98271
For Details Contact Paul F. 206-501-9630 or Wheatie 425-754-6760
 
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Blessed Event: July 10th 2011
Christening and Native Naming
It will be on a Sunday and the Mass starts at 9:30 a.m. By Fr. Pat Twohy..
****Right after Mass and Christening : Bailey Sorrell will recieve her native name.
Time 9:30 am
Childs name Bailey Sorrell 2-1/2yrs old
Great Grand Father Dewayne Martin
Great Grandma Sandra Larson
Mothers name is Natalie Jerome.
Address Chief Seattle Club 410 2nd Avenue Ext S, Seattle, WA 98104
Contact person for questions Contact person is Sandra Larson { Great Grandma} @ 253- 292-1394

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Indigenous Cultures Day Powwow
Seattle Center: Fisher Pavilion & SC Pavilion & Mc Caw Hall SEATTLE WA.
August 13th, 2011
Hours: 10am – 7pm
 
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Paddle to Swinomish 2011
Monday July 25th to Sunday July 31st Canoe Journey
In the last 20 years, the Coast Salish peoples have engaged in a cultural rejuvenation, culminating in the Annual Tribal Canoe Journey.
Each summer,Tribal Canoes travel from their home territories to a common destination within the Coast Salish territory.
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will host the end of journey events in 2011.
To read more about Paddle to Swinomish 2011 go to the official website http://paddletoswinomish.com.
Please Contact us at: Team@PaddleToSwinomish.com
Call the Journey Coordinators:
Qws Tan Ya
Aurelia Washington – Journey Coordinator – 360 466-1359
Melissa Edwards Miller – Assistant Journey Coordinator – 360 466-1606
To read more about Paddle to Swinomish 2011 go to the official website:
http://paddletoswinomish.com/
Also check out the Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/SwadabsTribalJourneys2011
“Introduction of upcoming NW Tribal Canoe Journey event: Paddle to Swinomish 2011 Loving Sharing & Caring Together July 25th-31st 2011 Over 130 family canoes will land on the shores of the Swinomish Reservation, across from the town of La Conner…, WA. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see & experience the canoe culture of our Salish tribes and other visiting inter-tribal canoe families paddling to Skagit County. This paddle is a resurgence of the traditional ways of the canoe culture re-instilled as a way to bring back the language; the songs; healing; and reunions between families and friends as the canoes travel the Salish Sea, stopping along the way at various tribal locations & other designated stops. This is a FREE event. Volunteers are needed; vendor opportunities on site are first come, first served! Media coverage is welcome with prior approval. Visit http://www.facebook.com/l/79055/www.paddletoswinomish.org PADDLES UP! Updates to follow!”
InterTribal Canoe Journey
Paddle to Swinomish July 25th- 31st 2011
“Loving, Caring and Sharing Togeather”
Schedule of events:
Final Landing at Swinomish – July 25, 2011
July 25th Canoe Landing/Dinner
July 26th 10am- Opening Proticol Ceremony
July 27,28,29 & 30 10am Protical
July 1st 10am Proticol/Closing Ceremony
For more information www. PaddleToSwinomish.com 360-358-5PAD (5723)
 
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26th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow
Location Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
3801 West Government Way
Seattle, Washington
July 16th and 17th, 2011 (2 DAYS ONLY)
Saturday 10am-10pm Grand Entry at 12pm
Sunday 10am – 8pm Grand Entry at 12pm
…The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation holds this annual celebration on the beautiful grounds of Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington. The Pow Wow averages 400 – 600 dancers in full regalia, 25 drum groups, over 50 Native arts and crafts vendors, and 10,000 spectators which come to celebrate the richness of the Native American culture.
Come out and enjoy an Indian Taco or a traditionally baked salmon dinner!
We are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering please e-mail pwvolunteers@unitedindians.org (Especially frybread cooks!)
If you are interested in being an arts and crafts vendor please contact charris@unitedindians.org (We are not allowing outside food vendors this year)
We are looking for our Pow Wow Princess if you know of some one that is Female between 13-18 yrs old, Single with no children and Lives a drug & alcohol free life please contact dalexis@unitedindians.org
Applications Due: 5pm Friday July 1st, 2011 in person or emailed to
dalexis@unitedindians.org
If you would like to donate please go to our website and click on “KEEP THE DRUMS BEATING!” to donate online or you can mail a check to:
Checks can be made out to U.I.A.T.F (make sure you put that it is a Pow Wow donation on the check)
ATTN: Pow Wow
PO Box 99100
Seattle, WA 98139
http://www.unitedindians.org/events002.html

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United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Is hosting our Annual Native American and Veteran Business Conference and Tradeshow from
September 13 to 15 at the Tulalip Resort in Tulalip, Washington.
 
 
 

WASHINGTON DC ===============================
Longest Walk 3 – Reversing Diabetes
Where: National Mall
When: Friday, July 8 at 10:00 am until
Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 pm
Your RSVP: Attending
You may of attended the last walk in DC. This time, we are going to have a “Powwow on the Mall: Benefiting Diabetes”
I would like to send out a general invitation to attend this event the weekend of July 8-10, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Thanks,
Evans Craig =I am the Washington, DC Coordinator for the Longest Walk 3: Reversing Diabetes. See Longest Walk III Press Release at
http://www.facebook.com/notes/landmark-education-native-style/longest-walk-iii-press-release/492786935835
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Fifth Annual Strategic Conference on Tribal Energy Development at the Federal Level
Thursday July 14, 2011, 8:00 AM – Friday July 15, 2011,
04:15 PM Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Hotel
400 New Jersey Ave NW Washington D.C., DC 20001 US
http://www.kilpatricktownsend.com/en/Knowledge_Center/Events/All_Events/2011/07/Fifth_Annual_Strategic_Conference_on_Tribal_Energy_Development_at_the_Federal_Level.aspx
Industry: law practice
Why You Should Attend:
Energy development on Tribal lands is evolving with new partnerships between Tribes, the federal government, states and the private sector in fossil fuels, renewables and transmission. This seminar will kick off with an in-depth report from the Hill on national Tribal energy policy being debated in Washington, DC and across the nation, from the ARRA stimulus experience through new leadership for Tribal energy in the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior. The opportunities for Tribes and Alaska Natives to advance projects in Indian Country will be highlighted.
Successful case studies and a finance roundtable will examine innovative funding structures that work. Concrete strategies on permitting and contracting will be presented and key agency officials will provide a roadmap for accessing their programs and funds. The conference includes a valuable session on the nuts and bolts of working with policymakers and agencies to achieve project goals and keep projects on track.
The Tribal Energy Development Conference is back for its fifth successful year in Washington, DC, including the popular “evening on the Hill” networking reception with Tribes, industry leaders, key government officials and agency program staff.
~ Douglas C. MacCourt, Esq. and Gregory A. Smith, Esq., Program Co-Chairs
What You Will Learn:
•~How power sharing and reaching common political ground can support Tribal energy •~Legislation in 2011: The agenda from the Hill and from the field •~Balancing the challenge of climate change and the full promise of Indian sovereignty •~DOE Tribal Energy Director Tracey A. LeBeau on Indian energy policies and initiatives •~Working with policymakers and agencies •~Project case studies: Innovations in leveraging incentives •~The intersection between local energy projects and Tribal economic growth •~USDA, DOI and DOE representatives discuss federal Tribal Energy development •~Contract essentials for development agreements and joint ventures •~Financing structures that work •~Acquiring land to support Tribal energy development
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Living Earth Festival 2011
When: July 22-24, 2011
Where: Mall Musuem ; 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.
(National Museum of the American Indian)
What: The Living Earth Festival celebrates indigenous contributions to protecting the environment, sustainability and indigenous plant use for health and nutrition. We expect several thousand visitors over the course of the 2 ½ day event. The purpose is to create an environment of activity and wonder, where the public can engage directly with Native and non-Native researchers and practitioners who are using traditional and modern methods to address climate change, environmental issues, food health and sustainability on Native and public lands.
There will be a diabetes workshop Skyped between the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ and webcast live around the world, followed by dinner and a movie screening of Auto Immune Response by Will Wilson (Dine). On Saturday there will be movie screenings of short films by Conversations with the Earth followed by a symposium featuring Jeremy Rifkin, Melissa K. Nelson and Dr. Gregory Cajete. Later that evening will be a concert featuring Gregg Analla, The Plateros and Pappy John’s Band. On Sunday will be our own Iron Chef-style cooking competition. Throughout the event will be several demonstrations of basket weaving, bow and arrow making, wood carving, Hopi piki bread, boiled corn bread, posole and chicos cooking demos, Native dance and singing, Native arts for sale, and informational booths on sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, ethnobotany and more.
For additional information please contact Carolyn McClellan, mcclellanc@si.edu or call 202-633-6710.
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Native Wellness
Community Trainings
For more information contact:
Jay LaPlante
Project Director
406-450-3373
jay@nativewellness.com
Or Visit our website at:
www.nativewellness.com
July
Native Youth Leadership Training of Trainers
July 19 – 21, 2011
Coeur d’Alene, ID
August
Adults Working with Native Youth Training
August 2 – 4, 2011
Portland, OR
Wellness in the Workplace Training of Trainers
August 16 – 18, 2011
Billings, MT
September
National Wellness Gathering
September 12 – 15, 2011
Mt. Pleasant, MI
October
Power of Positive Thinking Seminar
Spokane, WA
Native Adult Leadership Training of Trainers
October 11 – 13, 2011
Mystic Lake, MN
November
Leading the Next Generations
Healthy Relationships Training of Trainers
New Orleans, LA
Native Wellness
Community Trainings
Wellness in the Workplace
November 9 – 11, 2011
Las Vegas, NV
December
Native Youth Leadership Training
November 30 -
December 3, 2011
San Diego, CA
Adults Working with
Native Youth
December 1 – 2, 2011
San Diego, CA
For more information about NWI events contact:
Kim Just
Executive Administrative
Assistant
775-773-2091
kjust@nativewellness.com
OR
Visit our website at:
www.nativewellness.com
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Sept 13 to 15, 2011
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
www.nativeptac.org

 
 
 
LAS VAGAS NV ========================================================
21st ANNUAL
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NATIVE
AMERICAN INDIAN ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS CONVENTION
October 6-7-8-9, 2011
Palace Station Hotel and Casino- Las Vegas, NV
This is an AA Convention
All AA Members are Welcome
DANCE
TALKING CIRCLES
RAFFLE AL-ANON BRUNCH
SPEAKER MEETINGS SOCIAL POW-WOW
OLD TIMERS MEETING HOSPITALITY ROOM
SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUET 24 HOUR MARATHON MEETINGS
Courtyard views. Mountain vistas. Panoramas of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Palace Station Hotel & Casino offers many options in Vegas hotel rooms and rates, from comfortable discounted rooms to elegantly adorned suites, which are sure to meet any budget and exceed all expectations. We have a Las Vegas hotel room (with a view) for you! For our rate-conscious guests looking for great Las Vegas hotel discount, the 430 Courtyard Hotel Rooms offer great comforts at a discount rate. A glass-elevator ride up from the casino floor brings guests to more than 500 newly renovated Luxury Tower Hotel Rooms, which feature modern décor and views of either the Las Vegas Strip, downtown Las Vegas or the surrounding mountains.
Registration
Vickie P.
(702) 716-7033
Secretary
Velma S.
(505) 870-0746
Flag Registration
Ernest G
(928) 349-2156
Marathon Meetings
Roger L.
(702) 612-8954
Raffle
Thelma B.
(928) 637-8787
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If you would like to be added to this Native American, First Nation, Alaskan Native, Native Artist / Performers / Businesses; listing please contact me with your information ( Name and contact info.) Contact Magenta Marie Spinningwind / Spinningwind Productions at http://nwnaeandn.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/spinningwindproductions\ or SpinningwindProductions@hotmail.com
 
Artist and Businesses:
Andy Wilbur-Peterson: http://www.petersongalleries.com
Archie Cavanaugh Alaska Jazz http://www.archiecavanaugh.com
Aural Martin-A. Martin & Co. http://auralstudios.blogspot.com/ http://www.sfi4.com/9542419/REAL
Barbara Cline: http://www.beadsbybarbara.com
Ben Charles: http://thejourneyenterprises.com
Barbara Cline http://www.beadsbybarbara.com
Bob Charlo www.bcharlofineart.com
Bob aka “Otter” http://ottersdentradingpost.com
Bonnie Pemberton www.soaringeaglewoman.com
Brian Huntoon http://www.huntoonphoto.com
Burke Museum: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/totempoles
Cha’kwaina’s Creations http://ChakwainasCreations
Chenoa Egawa: http://www.swanclan.
Chris Chastain: http://web.mac.com/chrischastain/Site/Welcome.html com
Chholing Taha http://www.shawllady.com
Courage Benally www.nativestarbird.com
Daisy Chain: http://www.myspace.com/leilanilove
Debbie Hunt http://www.debbiehuntdesigns.ca
Dorothea Romero Thomas: Tlingit Weaver dorothealuvsgod@live.com (Beautiful Hats!-I own one myself !-Magenta Marie Spinningwind)
Elizabeth Baty http://www.ecc3.com
Boxley: http://www.theboxleygallery.com
Denise Emerson: http://www.thepeopleatlarge.com
Elizabeth Baty: http://www.ecc3.com
Gary Farmer : http://www.garydfarmer.net/main/about/filmography
Harmony: http://www.harmonys-art.com
Israel Shotridge: http://www.shotridgestudios.com
Jerry Laktonen: http://www.whaledreams.com
Jessie Hunt: http://www..nativewild.com
Jill Duff: http://www.redponyart.com
Jim Boyd: http://www.resball.com
Jack & Michele Storms: Storms Photo Graphic photostorms@aol.com www.stormsphoto.com
Joel Romero http://www.100degrees.net
Jill Paull,Island Green Clean, LLC jill@islandgreenclean.com www.islandgreenclean.com
Kathleen Payne: http://www.dndmedicalid.com
Larry Ahvakana: http://www.ahvakana.com
Longhouse Media/Native Lens www.longhousemedia.org
Lori Boess www.medicinedogdrum.com
Lois Chichinoff Thadei http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/lois_chichinoff_thadei.htm
Melissa Peterson: http://www.ravenscornerart.com/
Magenta Marie Spinningwind http://magenta-marie-spinningwind.fineartamerica.com and http://nwnaeandn.com
Mike Marris mmarris@intertribalsoftware.com
Natansee Lewis www.relaxing1.com
Nancy: http://firstpeoplesvoices.com
Odin Lonning: http://www.odinlonning.com
Peter Boome: http://araquindesigns.com
Phil Hamilton: http://www.newhaukenarts.com
Preston Singletary: http://www.prestonsingletary.com
Sealaska: http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/artists.htm
Scott Baker: http://www.hangdry.com
Shakes Island: http://www.shakesisland.com
Shaun Peterson: http://www.web.mac.com/spwolfman/Site/Welcome.html
Sherman Alexie, http://www.fallsapart.com/ http://upstreamvideos.com
Sondra Simone: http://www.haidashoes.com
Susan www.mtshastanaturals.com.
Terrance Guardipee http://www.terranceguardipee.com
Timothy Mohan http://timothymohanmetisartist.yolasite.com/
Quality Custom Home Repair- Nikk-Cell (425) 503-7864
http://www.nativeamericanartsales..com
http://www.nativestyles.com
http://www.sistersky.com
http://www.blackpintohorsefinearts.com
http://www.walknbeauty.com
http://www.americanclassictradeblankets.com

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Performer websites:
Archie Cavanaugh Alaska Jazz http://www.archiecavanaugh.com/
Bill Miller http://www.billmiller.net
Carl Banks (comedian): http://www.myspace.com/kingofbaconandeggs
Charles Littleleaf http://www.littleleaf.com
Crystal Gayle http://www.crystalgayle.com
Damon Dmitri Jones http://www.myspace.com/damondmitrijones
Gary Framer & the Troublemakers: http://www.myspace.com/garyfarmerandthetroublemakers
Gene Tagaban http://www.genetagaban.com
Jace Everett http://www.jaceeverett.com
Jim Boyd http://www.resball.com
Joanne Shenandoah http://www.joanneshenandoah.com
Kuteeyaa Dancers – http://kuteeyaadancers.com.
Powwow Comedy Jam: http://www.myspace.com/powwowcomedyjam
Pura Fé http://www.myspace.com/purafe
Rita Coolidge http://ritacoolidge.com
Karolyn “Zuzu” Grimes http://www.zuzu.net
Kevin Locke http://www.kevinlocke.com
Queensryche http://www.queensryche.com
Robert Mirabel http://www.mirabel.com
Ron Warren/Janice Torres ron@warrenmusic.com www.ronwarrenmusic.com
Snagagim Axasniikangin Dance Troupe (Unangax)-Rebecca Bendixen, aleutdancer@msn.com
Swil Kanim http://www.swilkanim.net
TSIMSHIAN HAAYUUK-Dancers -jjlwolf@gmail.com
Terry Lee Whetstone Native Flute Performer and Recording Artist, www.terrywhetstone.com ; www.myspace.com/tntndnart
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