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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.

After the Harvest

As the blustery winds of autumn blew in much-needed rain over the weekend, RED hosted our annual fall event on Saturday, October 23. Our Native Harvest Gathering was a day of hands-on activities in food processing and a celebration of the harvest. Our two main projects were corn grinding and acorn processing. People attending were able to see all the phases of these indigenous foods being processed--from the shucking of the corn to the milling of it, and then sifting and making the corn meal for breads.

Native Harvest Gathering

You are invited to our annual Native Harvest Gathering Saturday, October 23, starting at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SOU Student Family Housing Community Room, 1361 Quincy Street in Ashland. Our Feast will be served at 4 p.m.. Please see the calendar above for more details.

News from the R.E.D. Community Garden

Greetings R.E.D. Community,

We have great news to give you about the R.E.D. Community Garden. . .it is growing in abundance, promising to yield another healthy crop of the Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) again this year.

Ways to support the community, purchasing Uncle Eddie's book.

Would like to promote Uncle Eddie's book one more time through our website

A Opchine WaLa Ohkon
Dreaming of a True World

Stories, Poems, Memories by Ed Little Crow

Ed LIttle Crow website:

Either way, its a great book and we are proud to have Uncle in our community and would like to support him and his publisher's effort in any way we can.

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.
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