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Red Lake To Host Fourth Annual Gathering of Elders

“Ezhi-apiitenimindwaa Gigichi-aya’aaminaanig”

Anishaa (Just for Fun) will make up much of the agenda when Red Lake hosts it¹s Fourth Annual Gathering of Elders at Seven Clans Casino (Red Lake) on Monday and Tuesday, March 31 and April 1, 2014. The event will include informational booths on tribal programs and services available for elders.

An important part of the Gathering has been to provide a venue for youth and elders to interact and learn from each other. Red Lake young people will mix with their elders as volunteers, and providing information and

entertainment.

The event begins with registration on Monday morning at 8. At 9 a.m. Spiritual Elder Eugene Stillday will offer the invocation, followed by drum songs by Young Kingbird, and then a welcome and opening remarks by Co-Facilitators-Cheri Goodwin & Delwyn Holthusen, Jr. Those scheduled for key-note addresses, during the two-day Gathering, include Tanaka Means, Gyasi Ross, and Jackie Bird, "along with a hundred other things," confirms organizer Cheri Goodwin.

Goodwin says that a popular and fun addition from the 2013 Gathering will be continued this year, including a selection of King and Queen. Last years royalty was Mindimooye Ramona Manual and Akiwenzii Bill Spears. Prizes will be awarded to those who score highest in the following categories; Oldest Male, Oldest Female, Longest Married Couple, Most Grandkids, Traveled the Furthest, and Most people living in their home. All winners must be in attendance.

All elders 55+ are invited.

 

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