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Thank you to our great community support for the Sweetwater Education Foundation's annual Warmth Project. Many folks got together the day after Thanksgiving (we called it "RED Friday," officially boycotting "Black Friday!") to box up piles and piles of amazing warm clothing items, jackets, shoes and blankets to send to Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota.
Red Earth Descendants' 7th Annual Native Storytelling Conference
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bellview Grange Hall, Tolman Creek Road, Ashland
Noon - 8 p.m.
Evening Community Feast 5 p.m. (potluck please)
FREE to the public ~ we welcome everyone, drug and alcohol-free
Next meeting to help organize if you'd like to voluteer your time will be Wednesday, December 5 @ 6:30 in the Community Room of SOU Student Family Housing, 1361 Quincy, Ashland. For more details, please click "read more" below.
Stevenson Union at SOU in the Rogue River Room, Sat. Nov. 17, 2012, Noon - 8 p.m..
We missed last year, but not again! Please join us to share food, knowledge, art, culture, and friendship at the NASU of SOU Fall Intertribal Gathering (everyone is welcome and you all are invited!). We will serve dinner between 5pm and 6pm (subject to change).
We will have guest speakers and performers. If you know of anyone that would like to share their culture in a positive and uplifting way, please have them contact us either through our Facebook page or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for a planning meeting Wed., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of SOU Student Family Housing, 1361 Quincy St., Ashland. Thank you for your help and support!
Concert and dance benefiting the 21st Annual Food and Supply Run to the Dine (Navajo) People Resisting Forced Relocation from their Ancestral Homelands on BIG MOUNTAIN.
Music by Clan Dyken, Alice DiMicele, The Human Revolution.
Friday, November 16, 7 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. show begins
Jackson Wellsprings Community Room, 2253 Hwy. 99 N., Ashland, Oregon.
$10-$20 sliding scale
co-sponsored by Peace Village Festival
Spread the Word and Help Save the Beauty Way
It is with happy appreciation that we reflect on our 7th Annual
Elder~Youth Conference, which took place June 27-30. There are times
in the ebbing and flowing through the years with Red Earth Descendants
that we are able to take pause and review our work within our
community. Our vision in R.E.D. has always been to join elders and
youth to teach and learn indigenous ways of sustainable living--to
find a way back to being human. For more of this story, scroll under photos and click "read more."
Our Elder~Youth Conference has once
Testimonial from Tasker Crow, age 17, R.E.D. member: As a Native youth, I have been going to our Elder~Youth Conference ever since it's been going on. We used to have it at EarthTeach Park, but now we do it with Grandma Aggie's Salmon Gathering. The things I like most about Elder~Youth is having a lot of different things to do and learn, like how to shoot a bow and arrow, how to dig out and burn out a traditional canoe, how to make fire and shelters, but my favorite thing is sitting around the fire at night listening to stories and singing.
R.E.D. would like to thank our home Drum, Whistling Elk Singers, for hitting the road many times a year and representing our community in a good way. The responsibility carried by members of this Drum is more than many people realize. They have, on average, two or more weekly commitments to attend, along with their jobs, school work and family responsibilities. Click "read more" under photos.
April 8, 2012
Last weekend, our community was given the great honor to host a
Benefit for Grandma Aggie and the incredibly important work she does
with the 13 International Indigenous Grandmothers. We sponsored a
"dinner, movie and music" evening to raise funds for these precious
elders and their gathering in Montana this coming July. Grandma Aggie
graced the audience with her presence and was able to give updates and
education about the work these Indigenous Grandmothers are doing
around the world to raise awareness of crucially important cultural