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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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Spread the Word and Help Save the Beauty Way

"We Are Here" Event with Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Please join our R.E.D. community for an honoring of First Nations People with OSF and local participants.

Performances, spectacular bronze pour and speakers on the OSF Bricks Monday, October 29, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.. Please click "read more" below!

Elder~Youth Conference Reflections, 2012

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

7th Annual Elder~Youth Conference

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.

Thank You To Whistling Elk Singers

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.

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