The Gathering of Little Turtles

Wyandotte Annual Gathering - Little Turtles

2015 Gathering of Little Turtles and Lacrosse Camp Agenda

June 24 – June 28, 2015

(subject to change)

Lacrosse Camp – Ages 10 – 17

Wednesday, June 24th & Thursday June 25th – 9AM – 3PM
Lacrosse Camp – Wyandotte High School Football Field Lunch 11:30 – 12:30, Snacks, lunch and drinks provided

Friday, June 26, 2015 9:00AM – Noon
Lacrosse Game – Participates of the Wyandotte Lacrosse and Eastern Shawnee Lacrosse Camps.   Wyandotte High School Football Field – Everyone is welcome to come cheer on the participates.

Gathering of Little Turtles

Friday, June 26, 2015

10:00 – 11:00     Lock in facilities open – Gym at Bearskin Wellness Center Bring your gear and find a spot to camp out

Noon to 1:15      Check in at Title VI, Lunch will also be provided

1:30  – 2:00       Opening Ceremony/Welcome and introductions

2:00 – 2:15       Move to the Gym at Bearskin Wellness Center

2:15 – 3:00       Introduction and Five Wandat Words You Must Know – Dr. John Steckley

3:00 – 4:00      Environmental Programs and Tour – Presented by Environmental Department

4:00 – 4:30       Break

4:30 – 5:30       Bow’s and Arrows – Deryl Wright

5:30 – 6:00       Things You Want To Know – Q&A

6:00 – 7:00      Dinner – Cook Out at Community Center

7:00 – 8:00 (or later) Bonfire, Gooey Goodness and Stories – Lloyd Divine, Dr. John Steckley and others.

Saturday, June 7, 2015

8:15 – 9:00       Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15       Morning Announcements

9:15 – 10:15      Traditional Stories (with a few Wandat words) – Dr. John Steckley

10:15 – 10:30    Break

10:30 – 11:30    The Triple G’s

                                    Caleb Garcia – Fancy Dancing

                                    Joshua Garcia – Grass Dancing

                                    Gabriel Garcia – Beading

11:30 – 12:30     Social Dancing – Shawn King

12:30 – 1:30      Lunch

1:30 – 2:45       Crafts – Beading and Leather

2:45- 3:00         Break

3:00 – 4:00      The Giving Game (and what is a Wandat Noun) – Dr. John Steckley

4:00 – 5:00       Lacrosse – Basic training

4:45 – 5:30       Why do we bless the PowWow grounds? What is smudging? Why can’t I run across the PowWow arena? – David Culver

5:30 – 6:00       Evening Events Announcements and Q&A

6:00 – 7:00       Dinner

7:00 – ??            Free Time – Suggestions (Miami Powwow, Splash pad, more to be added)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

8:15 – 9:00      Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15      Morning Announcements

9:15 – 9:30      What do you want to learn about the Wandat language? – Dr. John Steckley

10:00 – 11:00   Social Dancing – Shawn King

11:00 – 11:45   Photo & Autographs with Chiefs and other attendee’s

11:45 – 12:30   Closing/Goodbye

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED OF EVERYONE ATTENDING!

Second Annual Gathering of Little Turtles
June 26 – 28, 2015

The Gathering of Little Turtles will be held June 26 – 28, 2015 for tribal citizens from age 5 on up. Activities are geared toward our youth with age appropriate activities split into two groups, ages 5 to 12 and 13 and up. The event starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 and ends Sunday, June 28 somewhere around noon.

Events include crafts, dancing , lacross, archery, history, and language – just to name a few. Meals during the event will be provided. Overnight lock-in lodging will be available in the Bearskin Healthcare & Wellness Center gym. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to stay overnight.

Families, teens in high school, and elders are encouraged to save the date and attend this fun-filled weekend. The youth are our future and elders, come meet our youth, our future, as you too can participate.

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If you are interested in playing lacrosse, the Wyandotte Nation wants to form a team, and we want you to be a team player. We have an open invitation from the coach at Eastern Michigan University to hold a one day Lacrosse Camp here in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. Please contact the tribal heritage department and let us know you want to play lacrosse and attend the free camp.

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Registration for the Gathering of Little Turtles will begin the first of May. Look for more on the event on Facebook, the Wyandotte Nation website and the next Turtle Talk.

Questions, suggestions or comments, please email Marilyn Young at marilyn.s.young57@ gmail.com and the Culture Committee at culture@ wyandotte-nation.org .
If you do not have access to a computer to submit questions or register please contact Jan Graham,  Tribal Office at (918) 678-6321 or (800) 256-2539.

Tizameh!

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