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By Michael Barrett

Annual Elder's Gathering held in Red Lake - P3


The Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering started on Thursday, April 5 and will continue on Friday, April 6, 2012, at the Red Lake Casino Events Center. Registration is 8-9 AM both days, with breakfast sponsored by Red Lake Gaming.

The events of Thursday began with the opening ceremony by Eugene Stillday, the Red Lake Nation Color Guard, the Red Lake Singers, welcome remarks by Red Lake Treasurer Darrell Seki Sr., and the keynote address by Andy Wells, "The Three Lives of Elders."

Other events included: Red Lake Nation Royalty Exhibition, Intergenerational Activity "Getting Jiggy with the Elders" by Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center and RLHS Project Preserve; a youth talent show, a hand drum demonstration by James and Athena Cloud; a violin exhibition by Celina Johnson; Michelle Mountain with a keyboard exhibition, "The Great Klapok Tree" by Red Lake Elementary 3rd graders; the RLHS Band exhibition; Healthy Lifestyles Matter of Balance/Wisdom Steps with Glennis Dudley and Jackie Dion; a slide show presentation by Gary Fuller and Georgia Downwind; Limo rides, Ojibwe Bingo sponsored by Red Lake Nation College; Shapey/Shaky Legs Contest; entertainment by comedian Vaughm Eaglebear; and a blackjack and cribbage tournament.

Scheduled events for Friday include keynote speaker Brenda J. Child; Culture/Language with Gilbert Moose; a talent/variety show, and family pictures, which was originally scheduled for Thursday.

The 2012 Elders Gathering is sponsored by the following Programs and Enterprises:

Red Lake Tribal Council

Red Lake Gaming Enterprises

Red Lake Housing

Red Lake Forest Products

Red Lake Sanitation

Red Lake Fishery

Comprehensive Health Department

Little Rock Community

Red Lake Community

Redby Community

Red Lake Recreation Program

Red Lake Tribal Courts

Equay Wiigamig

Grant Writing Program

Red Lake Traditional Foods Program

New Beginnings

Red Lake Nation Tribal College

Legal Department

Senior Apartments

Red Lake Vocational Rehab Program

Red Lake DNR Programs

Red Lake IT Department

Red Lake VFW Post

Red Lake Nation Royalty

Red Lake High School Project Preserve

3rd Grade Elementary School Class

Red Lake Youth Council

Red Lake High School Girls Basketball Team

Jourdain/Perpich Extended Care Center

Red Lake Net News


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