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30th ANNUAL NORTHWEST INTER-TRIBAL GATHERING & ELDERS DINNER SCHEDULED FOR November 12th 2011
Eureka, November 12, 2011: In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving and National American Indian Heritage Month, the Public is cordially invited to attend the 30th Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street, Eureka, California.
The Gathering is a community event that provides us all with an opportunity to honor all Elders and Veterans. Elders are served a free traditional dinner beginning at 12 noon followed by an Elders’ Gifting Ceremony at 3:00 pm.
The dinner, which includes roast turkey and open-pit baked salmon, is provided at no cost to all Elders over 55, regardless of ethnicity, with a nominal charge to other age groups. Throughout the day there will be American Indian arts and crafts available for sale, native singers, a drum group and dance demonstrations, which include: Brush, Tolowa Honoring, Aztec, Shake Head, and Hoop dancers. Last year over 4,500 people attended the Gathering and over 2,000 dinners were served.
The gates open at 10:00 a.m. Admission to the grounds is free. A PDF of the lineup schedule is available.
Update 9/30/11: Call for volunteers
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