Annual Elder's Gathering held in Red Lake - P4
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
Red Lake Recreation Program
Red Lake Tribal Courts
Grant Writing Program
Red Lake Traditional Foods Program
Red Lake Nation Tribal College
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