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June 2013 Projects/Events: Community Garden, Solstice Social, Elder/Youth Conference

Greetings R.E.D. Community,

It's that time of year again ~ Summer Solstice approaching and many things happening.

We are pleased to announce we have an absolutely AMAZING location for our R.E.D. Community Garden this year in Talent. Even though we are running a little late, we WILL be planting this coming weekend--Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. until we are done. If you are interesting in getting involved in the garden, please email us back and we'll let you know the address. For more on Social and Elder/Youth Conference, click "READ MORE" below picture for the information!

4th Annual Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce) Root Feast and Pow Wow - May 18 & May 19.


Root Feast: Behind the Old Mill Farm Store
327 S. River Road, Cottage Grove, OR

Pow Wow: Armitage Park
90064 Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR


Pow Wow: Sat, May 18th 10:00AM

Root Feast: Sun, May 19th 10:00AM

For More information, call Linda Gould: 360-280-1800

This is a Drugs and Alcohol Free Event.

Please see the attached flier (PDF Format) for more information and specific directions.

R.E.D. Spring Benefit ~ Heartberry Music Festival!

Come join us and help raise funds for Grandma Aggie's Salmon Gathering and R.E.D. Elder/Youth Conference, 2013!

Storytelling Reflections, 2012

We would like to extend our gratitude to many of you for your help and participation in Saturday's 7th Annual Native Storytelling Conference. As always, it was a rich and memorable event, deeply connected to cultural preservation of traditional, ancient stories. Please click "read more" below to see this piece.

7th Annual Native Storytelling Conference

Red Earth Descendants'
7th Annual Native Storytelling Conference
Featured Storyteller ~ Esther Stutzman, Kalapuya Tribe,
and many other indigenous storytellers
Sat, Dec 15, Noon - 8pm
with evening potluck community feast at 5pm
Bellview Grange Hall
1050 Tolman Creek Rd, Ashland

Evening Community Feast 5 p.m. (potluck please)
FREE to the public ~ we welcome everyone
drug and alcohol-free

Click on "read more" below. . .

Come and enjoy stories from the various histories of the Native peoples of this land, and beyond!

Warmth Project Boxes up Goods to Send Off to Reservations

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.

7th Annual Native Storytelling Conference

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.

Native American Student Union of SOU Hosts Fall Inter-Tribal Gathering

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

R.E.D. Business Meeting to Plan Storytelling Conference

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!

Big Mountain Benefit ~ Beauty Way Tour Coming to Ashland November 16, 2012

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

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