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2010 Elder~Youth Reflections

Earlier in June marked our 5th Annual Elder~Youth Conference at EarthTeach Forest Park. After another amazing Elder~Youth experience, we are breathing that quiet air of accomplishment and happiness as we reflect on the things learned and taught during this camp. Each of the four days of the Conference encompassed different teachings, all of which culminated in a true feeling of a working, living encampment. We once again hosted our "cousin-youth group" from Coos Bay--the Title VII (Indian Education) program through the Coos School District.

McKenzie River Gathering Foundation


McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation has graciously awarded Red Earth Descendants/NOWIA grant funds for the coming year to help support the four annual projects/events we sponsor--Elder~Youth Conference, Native Harvest Gathering, Storytelling Conference and Native Games. We are pleased to announce our appreciation and welcome to MRG as a very generous friend of R.E.D. and our community.

As our R.E.D. inter-tribal community grows and we begin to reach out from a grassroots perspective, we value being able to collaborate with other groups serving their communities in similar ways. MRG supports groups who identify root causes of injustice and who organize in their communities to fundamentally change these conditions. We are honored that MGR has selected our R.E.D. community to help bring awareness and change in supporting this universal vision. As a Native-based, inter-tribal organization, R.E.D. has continually been committed to breaking down walls of prejudice and racial barriers since its inception five years ago, placing our strength and value on uniting all races of people, and with the help of Foundations like MRG, we are being mentored and supported to continue this work on a broader scale.

R.E.D.'s Elder~Youth Conference, 2010

We invite you to our 5th Annual Elder~Youth Conference, June 17-20 at EarthTeach Forest Park. Our Elder~Youth camp is a family-oriented event that allows our community to camp-out together for four days in the beautiful Southern Oregon mountains east of Ashland. We join children, youth and elders in the old, traditional way of "being a tribal village together."

This year we look forward to more teachings from elders and tribal representatives who carry traditional knowledge. Our itinerary looks something like this:

R.E.D.'s Community Garden is PLANTED and GROWING!

Red Earth Descendants invites you to participate in our community garden once again this year. After a hugely successful harvest last year, we are inspired to keep growing the "Three Sisters" (corn, beans and squash) together. We will use this spot on our website to keep you updated about work parties, ways you can help, who to contact if you have questions, etc..

Trading Post Updates


Through careful deliberation we have decided as a RED community that our Trading Post will honor Healers and medicine oriented practices under the category of "Traditional Healing Methods." A Traditional Healing Method is a practice or art form of medicine that comes from one of the four directions or four medicine bundles. This could otherwise be called a "Lineage." We are encouraging all who fall into new-age, hybridized categories to add their businesses to the Sustainable Wellness Guide or to the Webspirit Community, as the audiences there are more receptive to this kind of business.

We also want to make it clear that listings should not sell ceremonies of any kind, as we believe ceremony should not be advertised or sold.

First Nation Radio

First Nation Radio recorded at KSKQ LP 94.9 FM in Ashland Oregon. Native American music, news, voices of the generations, oral traditions, elders, native music, skits, jokes, stories, poems and live songs.
April 25, 2010 >>> Hour 1

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R.E.D.'S “Hospitality Ladies”

As the Red Earth Descendants have grown over the years, we have become the recipients of a growing group of Women who we call our “Hospitality Ladies”, our front-line, steady, always-at-each-event/gathering women who run our camp kitchens, cook for our fund-raisers, provide for our meeting “nibbles”, bring wonderful home-cooking and desserts to our socials.

Honoring the Youth

We would very much Like to acknowledge some of our Youth members of R.E.D. As we have been spending more time together over the years, we find we can share things through the generational line that we all enjoy, appreciate, and at times, struggle with and through our judgements and differences(we take a lot of “humor medicine”). Tasker Little Crow, Misha Lake and Zhawen Wahpepah are all becoming good singers and by this week-end, all Dancers. Both Misha and Tasker have been dancers on the Pow Wow trail and Zhawen is coming out this week-end and doing her give-a-way at the Annual SOU Pow Wow.

Under One Sky...Along one Stream..... Health of the Willamette River Event, Eugene OR

Roy Hayes , Local Nimi'ipu (Nez Perce) Elder was asked to Open and Do the Blessing on the river, at the EWEB Building on 4th St. on March 31st. As a LongHouse Leader, he and three of his singers , opened with a prayer and the traditional 3 songs and then spoke of the importance of the river and Salmon. Later, when we all returned inside, Uncle Roy was asked to do the Honoring of two Individuals who were recognized for there service and efforts in Salmon restoration.

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