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Red Lake To Host Second Elders Summit

Much of Agenda Anishaa (Just for Fun)


2011 Elders Summit Key-note Speaker Cecilia Fire Thunder visits with Red Lake Elder Eugene Stillday after her speech. Fire Thunder talked about serious issues in a mostly fun conference.

Red Lake will host it’s Second Annual Elders Summit at Seven Clans Casino - Red Lake on Thursday and Friday April 5th and 6th, 2012. The event will include informational booths, and youth volunteers from the Youth Council, and High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams.

The event begins with registration on Thursday beginning at 8 AM. At 9 AM Spiritual Elder Eugene Stillday will offer the invocation, followed by drum songs by the Red Lake Singers, and then a Welcome/opening remarks-Co-Facilitators-Cheri Goodwin & Delwyn Holthusen Jr. The rest of the tentative agenda is as follows:

Thursday April 5th, 2012

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Registration-Bags, T-shirts, prize tickets, survey, Life stories journal (etc)

Continental Breakfast

9:00-3:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall-Booths Open

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Opening Prayer Ceremony-Eugene Stillday

Posting of our Flags Red Lake Nation Veterans Color Guard

Drum Group Red Lake Singers-Mr. Johnny Smith

Welcome/opening remarks-Co-Facilitators-Cheri Goodwin & Delwyn Holthusen Jr.

Andy Wells, Red Lake Nation Member, Owner Wells Technology


10:35-11:10 a.m. - Red Lake Nation Royalty Exhibition, M/C’d by Mr. Johnny Smith

11:20-11:50 a.m. - “Getting Jiggy with the Elders” Intergenerational Activities with Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center and Red Lake High School Project

12:00-1:15 p.m. - Lunch Served by Red Lake High School Girls/Boys Basketball Team

1:20-2:00 p.m. - Red Lake Nation Youth Talent Showcase: Showcase # 1: Athena & James Cloud Showcase # 2 Celna Johnson Showcase # 3 Michelle Mountain Showcase # 4 Red Lake Elementary 3rd Grade Class Play-Mr. Eckland

2:00-2:30 p.m. - Healthy Lifestyles Matter of Balance presented by Glennis Dudley

2:30-2:45 p.m. - Spot Dances

2:45-3:00 p.m. - Slide Show presentation by Gary Fuller Red Lake Nation Tribal Library and Georgia Downwind New Beginnings Program

3:00-6:00 p.m. - Limo Rides, with special stop at Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club

3:30-5:00 p.m. - Ojibwe Bingo with Red Lake Nation College

5:00 - Shapey-Shakey- Legs Contest Men/Women

5:15- 6:15 - Gourmet Supper Red Lake Nation Walleye

6:30–7:30 - Nationally acclaimed thru out Indian County Native American Comedian VAUGHN EAGLEBEAR

Friday April 6, 2012

8:00-9:00 - Registration

9:00 – Red Lake High School Band Performance

9:15-10:00 - Dr. Brenda Child, Professor University of Minnesota, Author, Red Lake Nation Member

10:00-11:00 - Ojibwe Culture/Language Educator: Gilbert Moose

11:00-11:15 - Break

11:15-12:30 - Talent Contest-Cash Prizes


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