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Native Games, 2011, Wrap-Up

Our 5th Annual "H.O.Y.E." ("Help Our Youth Excel") Native Games kicked off yesterday afternoon with great enthusiasm! After gathering snugly under canopies while the snow and rain blessed the field, we circled up and asked an Elder for an opening prayer--for safety on the shinny field, for the people who could not be there to play, for the ominous fate of people across the ocean in Japan, for these challenging times in which we are living. Click on "read more" under photos!

Native Games

Whistling Elk and White Hawk Singers' CD, "NO MATTER WHAT," Available Soon!

In collaboration with White Hawk Singers from Nespelem, Washington (Colville Rez), Whistling Elk Drum is in the process of professionally recording a new CD, "No Matter What," soon to be released. The CD will feature the complimentary styles of Southern (White Hawk) and Northern (Whistling Elk) Pow Wow songs. White Hawk and Whistling Elk befriended one another a few years ago at the Southern Oregon Veteran's Pow Wow. Since then, good relations have been made by the Drum families and the invitation to form a compilation of beautifully arranged songs has become a reality.

A New Tradition

As we move forward into another New Year, 2011, we'd like to start a new tradition and give acknowledgment, recognition and congratulations to people for various accomplishments in our community. We reach out to a very diverse population in R.E.D., and we'd like to highlight some of the many gifts, talents and work performed in our little "village" of people. This article includes seven groups/individuals that we are placing in the "recognition spotlight" this season. Please take a few minutes to read about them! (Please go to "read more")

Winter Storytelling Reflections (click here for content)

Winter Solstice, December 21, 2010

Longhouse Grand Opening and Powwow, December 3-4, 2010

In honor of the important regional inter-tribal events detailed below, R.E.D. will not host our monthly Social this coming weekend as many folks in our community will be traveling to Eugene to attend this special grand opening and powwow. All are welcome!

News from Lane Community College:

Longhouse grand opening and powwow at LCC main campus Dec. 3-4

Native Storytelling Conference

You are once again invited to attend our 5th Annual Storytelling Conference, December 18, 2010, Noon to 9 p.m., with a community feast at 5 p.m.. Location: Pioneer Hall on Winburn Way in Ashland (across the street from Lithia Park). We look forward to hosting another day of indigenous storytelling and sharing of traditions. Our featured guest will be Esther Stutzman, esteemed storyteller of the Kalapuya People of Southern Oregon. Please watch for more details in the coming month!

R.E.D. Updates, Fall, 2010

Greetings R.E.D. Community. . .our activities and energies are ebbing into the quiet of the year as we move through the seasons, from the fall harvest and now into the cold, winter months. During this time, natural cycles slow us down and allow that time for rest, introspection, time with our families and our more intellectual/mental work (click on "read more").

Winter Garden is Underway

One of the many blessings gifted to R.E.D. is the use of a piece of land out along Wagner Creek Road for our Community Garden. Now that the corn, beans and squash is all harvested, we have decided to plant a winter garden, which is currently underway. We've pulled the corn stalks for more mulching/composting and we've planted some hearty winter crops, including garlic, fava beans, spinach, kale and parsnips. We'd once again like to open participation up to our community.

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