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Community THANK YOU!

Whistling Elk family had an AMAZING trip to Wisconsin this past summer. We will be sharing more about the journey as we gather our thoughts, photos, journals and memories of the trip. The trip allowed several people to reunite with relatives and homelands, from Wyoming to South Dakota to Minneapolis to Wisconsin. It was a magical time shared and given to the Drum and its singers, and every stop along the way was meaningful and special to us. Much learned, much appreciated about family ties to back home places. Please click "read more" under picture.

18th Annual Multicultural Fair

Please join the Red Earth Descendants community, Whistling Elk Singers and the multicultural community of Southern Oregon for a rich display of food, art and entertainment from our diverse region. R.E.D. will help provide an inter-tribal presence at this year's Fair, with performances by Whistling Elk Singers and Storytelling in a traditional tipi with Benson Lanford.

Saturday, September 24 in Hawthorne Park, Medford. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

We look forward to seeing you!

See our calendar link for further details.

Fall~Winter Longhouse Schedule at Lane Community College Longhouse, Eugene

LongHouse Schedule

* LongHouse Ceremony will be scheduled at the Lane Community College LongHouse on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.
* LongHouse will start promptly at 10:00am, please come a bit early if possible, give time to visit and greet others (part of the tradition to get to know your community).
* Following the ceremony there will be a feast, please bring a dish to share, kitchen facilities are on-site.
* Also we ask that we all join in the clean-up, many hands make for light work. Click "read more" for the schedule.

Klamath Restoration Celebration

R.E.D. community is invited to Chiloquin this weekend, August 26-28 for the 25th Annual Restoration Celebration. Pow Wow Grand Entries at the Chiloquin High School Football Field are 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 27; 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. Other events in town--a youth rodeo, community feasts, lots of Native vendors. See our calendar on this site--flier attached with more detailed information.

Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow in Siletz, Oregon

Whistling Elk will be attending the Annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow
R.E.D. community invited~
August 12th - 14th, 2011

Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds
Government Hill in Siletz, OR
All Drummers and Dancers Welcome

The Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow is a Drug and alcohol-free event. We are not responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items.
Vendor registration is required. Click on the link below for more information concerning vendors.
Camping: $25 trash fee, $5 pet fee/per pet (camping area)

Joanne Shenandoah in Concert

St. Clair Productions presents Native American singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah in concert on Friday, September 30, 8 p.m., at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 4th St., Ashland. Whistling Elk Singers open the show. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for teens 12-17 and free under 12. Tickets available at Music Coop, American Trails, on-line at or call 541-535-3562.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Red Earth Descendants.

Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil August 6-9

Red Earth Descendants and Whistling Elk are supporting. . .

Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Vigil to be held in Ashland, August 6-9

“Hiroshima to Fukushima – Lessons from Disaster”

Films, speakers, music (including Whistling Elk Singers at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6), dance and the “Nuclear Maze”

Native Presence at Gaia Festival, August 5-7

Wild Embers, in collaboration with Red Earth Descendants, will have a table in the Longhouse village at the upcoming Gaia Festival, August 5-7, at the old Hog Farm (circa Woodstock era) in Northern California. Featured will be Ed Little Crow's "A Opchine WaLa Ohkon" and a NEW RELEASE of "Ghost Rider Roads" ~ collected essays from old AIM years, including work by Ben Carnes, Judy Gumbo Albert, Barry Bachrach and Robert Robideau (RIP). John Trudell will also be performing in the Longhouse Village all three days of the Festival. Click "read more."

Elder~Youth Conference, 2011

There is nothing more important to our vision than to provide the Elder~Youth Conference for the children in our community. Our Elder~Youth camp last month was another beautiful gathering. In collaboration with Grandma Aggie's Salmon Gathering, we were once again blessed to host a camp for youth and elders that allowed us to camp out in the Applegate Valley for four days, spending our days providing teachings for the kids, field trips to the lake, doing Ceremony and supporting the vision of the Salmon Ceremony (click "read more" below photos).

Elder~Youth Conference THIS WEEK!

Red Earth Descendants' Elder~Youth Conference officially begins tomorrow!

Loose schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 15 ~ Set-up, settle in, get acquainted with each other.
Thursday, June 16 ~ Teachings and other activities.
Friday, June 17 ~ Teachings and other activities (weaponry courses will be this day).
Saturday, June 18 ~ Grandma Aggie's Salmon Ceremony!

(click under picture to 'read more' for further information!)

Under 'teachings and other activities,' we don't have a set schedule. In our usual tradition, we wait until

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