2015 Annual Gathering Schedule

The Wyandotte Nation 12th Annual Gathering will be held Wednesday September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – Friday September 11, 2015 at Noon

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
(All activities at the Bearskin Fitness Center Gymnasium and Community Center)

1:00 to 1:15 – Welcome and introductions. (facilitated by the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee)
1:15 pm to 1:45 – History: Clothing and Garments. (facilitated by Lloyd Divine)
1:45 to 2:00 – Introduction of Dr. John Steckley.
2:00 to 2:30 – Language: Useful words. (facilitated by Dr. John Steckley)
2:30 to 2:45 – Break.
2:45 to 4:45 – Crafts/Special Interests. 1. Finger weaving (GROUP I) sashes for the women and garters for the men. 2. Loom beading and wampum belt. 3. Soap making (GROUP II) 4. Age appropriate crafts/activities for kids. (facilitated by Loretta Combes, Jan Graham, Kim Garcia, and Patricia Manley)
4:45 to 5:15 – Transition to Community Center.
5:15 to 7:00 – Social, Games, and Dinner. [catered by Red’s BBQ from Fairland]
7:00 to 7:15 – Transition to Gazebo.
7:15 to 9:00 – Storytelling with Family and Friends. (facilitated by the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
(All activities at the Bearskin Fitness Center Gymnasium, Artie Nesvold Title VI Building, and Community Center)

9:00 to 9:15 – Welcome and introductions. (facilitated by the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee)
9:15 to 9:45 – History: Food and Shelter. (facilitated by Lloyd Divine)
9:45 to 10:15 – Language: Composing words. (facilitated by Dr. John Steckley)
10:15 to 10:30 – Break.
10:30 to 12:00 – Social Dancing. (facilitated by Shawn King of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma)

12:00 to 1:30 – Lunch at Artie Nesvold Title VI Building.

1:30 pm to 3:30 – Crafts/Special Interests. 1. Finger weaving (GROUP II) sashes for the women and garters for the men. 2. Loom beading and wampum belt. 3. Soap making (GROUP I) 4. Age appropriate crafts/activities for kids. (facilitated by Loretta Combes, Jan Graham, Kim Garcia, and Patricia Manley)
3:30 to 3:45 – Break.
3:45 to 4:15 – Language: Putting it all together. (facilitated by Dr. John Steckley)
4:15 to 4:45 – Know Your Nation. (facilitated by Chief Billy Friend and Second Chief Norman Hildebrand)
4:45 to 5:15 – Questions and Answers. (facilitated by the Wyandotte Nation Culture Committee)
5:15 – 5:45 – Transition to Artie Nesvold Title VI Building.
5:45 – 7:00 – Social, Games, and Traditional Dinner. (Hominy and beef with fry bread)
7:00 to 8:00 – Transition to Eastern Shawnee.
8:00 to 10:00 – Social dancing with Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
(All activities at the Pow Wow Grounds, Bearskin Fitness Center (outdoors), Artie Nesvold Title VI Building, and Community Center.)

8:00 to 9:00 – Blessing of the Pow Wow grounds and naming ceremony. (facilitated by Chief Billy Friend)
11:00 to 11:30 – Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Wyandotte Nation Cultural Center/Museum. (facilitated by Chief Billy Friend and Second Chief Norman Hildebrand)
11:30 to 12:00 – Transition to Artie Nesvold Title VI Building.

12:00 to 1:30 – Lunch at Artie Nesvold Title VI Building.

1:30 to 1:45 – Transition to Community Center.
1:45 to 2:00 – Closing events and farewell.
2:00 to 5:00 – Crafts/Special Interests Combined GROUPS I & II finger weaving work time.
5:00 to close – Wyandotte Nation Pow Wow.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED OF EVERYONE ATTENDING!

Watch for more on this event on Facebook, the Wyandotte Nation website and the next Turtle Talk.

Questions, suggestions or comments, please email the Culture Committee at culture@ wyandotte-nation.org, or Marilyn Young at marilyn.s.young57@ gmail.com.  If you do not have access to a computer to submit questions or to register please contact the Tribal Office at (918) 678-2297 or (800) 256-2539.

Tizameh!

NOTES:
1. ALL sessions will be held in the Bearskin Wellness Center Gymnasium.
2. Special interest session are subject to change. Attendees will be allowed to register for one special interest area only.
3. Evening meals will be held at the Title VI – Artie Nesvold Building or Community Center.
4. Finger weaving is the featured craft for this years Gathering. You will notice there are two designated groups. Due to the complexity of finger weaving and the need to keep classes small you will be assigned to either Group I or Group II. On Wednesday Group I will have their training session while Group II attends soap making. On Thursday Group II will have their training session while Group I attends soap making. This is being done to allow the finger weaving instructors better one-on-one time to teach the skill. On Friday afternoon both Group I and Group II will meet the the Community Center to finish their projects.

 

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