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INTERTRIBAL GATHERING & ELDERS DINNER
NOVEMBER 11th 2017
FFor the past three decades the Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. (NCIDC) has sponsored the Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. This is the 36th year of this annual gathering and wants to invite you to take part in this regional community wide event.
In keeping with the spirit of Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and National American Indian Heritage Month, the Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 11th at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka, California. The gates will be open at 10:00 a.m. and festivities will go until 7:00 p.m.
The Gathering is a community event that provides us with an opportunity to honor all Elders and Veterans. Elders are served a free turkey dinner beginning at noon, followed by an Elders’ Gifting Ceremony at 3:00 pm.
For additional information or if you would like to volunteer to assist with the event please phone 707-445-8451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northern California Indian Development Council has begun planning for the 36th Annual Elders Dinner and Intertribal Gathering. The event is to be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday November 11th, 2017—Veteran’s Day—at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA. The Inter-Tribal Gathering is one way of sharing the cultures of the various California Indians with the broader community.
The main features of the gathering are the Turkey dinner served from Noon to 4 PM and a traditional gift giving ceremony to all Honored Elders in attendance, regardless of race. The event includes a special honoring of all our Veterans. This year there will be demonstrations of traditional Tribal dances from the Tolowa, Yurok, and Karuk Tribes. Special performances by the Aztec dancers and a traditional Hoop Dancer will round out the event. There is no charge for entrance to the Gathering and the dinner is free to all Elders (age 55 & over). For those under 55, an $8.00 donation for a dinner ticket is requested.
Native communities have long respected the gift of elders and enjoy this time to show them how much they are appreciated. Community support is being sought this year to once again ensure the success of this gathering. Numerous volunteers are needed to help serve and prepare approximately 2,500 meals the day of the event, and to provide assistance in set up, hosting and clean up before and after the Gathering.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact us at
(707) 445-8451 or email@example.com.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!