N3 received this missive from the fine folks at Native Circle. Of all the great events our area offers, this one remains a favorite at N3 World Headquarters & Butterfly Ministry (N3WH&BM)
Anii and Boozhoo Friends!
The Native Circle of Newaygo County invites you to the 4th annual Native American Gathering: "We Are Still Here":
Saturday, September 21, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, September 22, 11am - 4pm
Brooks Park, 28 State Road, Downtown Newaygo, MI 49337
This is a free family friendly, drug and alcohol free event located in the smoke free setting of Brooks Park.
The Native American Gathering is a sharing of culture, history, traditions, music, food and arts.
Speakers from around Michigan's Tribal Nations and friends will provide information and insights on history and current issues facing Indigenous people and the world in which we live. Please see the speakers schedule below.
Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer some time at this event, it would be most appreciated - many hands make light work. We are especially seeking help on Saturday morning 8am - 11am for set up, and Sunday afternoon 4pm - 6pm to take down. Volunteers to sit at the welcome table and comfort station for elders and mothers are also appreciated.
If you are able to help for a couple of hours or so, please reply to this email.
Silent Auction: We are seeking donations for the Silent Auction fundraiser which will be held on Sunday afternoon.
If you have something to donate, please reply to this email. Donations of items that are new or gently used will be gratefully accepted.
Miigwech from the Native Circle of Newaygo County to the many people who are helping to bring this event to our community.
Miigwech to the Fremont Area Community Foundation, local businesses and individuals for their financial support.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Native Circle of Newaygo County
11:00 a.m. Welcome
11:30 a.m. Jade Green- Native Youth and Current Issues
12:00 a.m. Banashee Cadreau- Decolonization and our Traditions
1:00 p.m. Beth Earl- Cradleboards
2:00 p.m. Gaylord Brooks- Healing Mind Body and Spirit
3:00 p.m. Blanket Dance
3:45 p.m. Open Dance (Inter-tribal)
4:00 p.m. Jennifer McLeod- Sovereignty
5:00 p.m. Punkin Shananaquet- Seeds
6:00 p.m. Open Dance (Inter-tribal)
11:00 a.m. Welcome
11:15 a.m. Marsha Reeves- Food
12:15 p.m. Beth Earl- Breastfeeding
1:15 p.m. LJ Denemy and Sarah Jo- Line 5 Water Protectors
2:15 p.m. Jennifer McLeod- Unity
3:15 p.m. Gaylord Brooks- Who We are as Natives
4:30 p.m. Giveaway
Drum- Woodland Boyz
Emcee- Larry Plamondon
Peacekeeper/Arena Director- Mike Loonsfoot