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R.E.D.'s Community Garden is PLANTED and GROWING!

Red Earth Descendants invites you to participate in our community garden once again this year. After a hugely successful harvest last year, we are inspired to keep growing the "Three Sisters" (corn, beans and squash) together. We will use this spot on our website to keep you updated about work parties, ways you can help, who to contact if you have questions, etc..

Trading Post Updates

Greetings,

Through careful deliberation we have decided as a RED community that our Trading Post will honor Healers and medicine oriented practices under the category of "Traditional Healing Methods." A Traditional Healing Method is a practice or art form of medicine that comes from one of the four directions or four medicine bundles. This could otherwise be called a "Lineage." We are encouraging all who fall into new-age, hybridized categories to add their businesses to the Sustainable Wellness Guide or to the Webspirit Community, as the audiences there are more receptive to this kind of business.

We also want to make it clear that listings should not sell ceremonies of any kind, as we believe ceremony should not be advertised or sold.

First Nation Radio

First Nation Radio recorded at KSKQ LP 94.9 FM in Ashland Oregon. Native American music, news, voices of the generations, oral traditions, elders, native music, skits, jokes, stories, poems and live songs.
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April 25, 2010 >>> Hour 1
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R.E.D.'S “Hospitality Ladies”

As the Red Earth Descendants have grown over the years, we have become the recipients of a growing group of Women who we call our “Hospitality Ladies”, our front-line, steady, always-at-each-event/gathering women who run our camp kitchens, cook for our fund-raisers, provide for our meeting “nibbles”, bring wonderful home-cooking and desserts to our socials.

Honoring the Youth

We would very much Like to acknowledge some of our Youth members of R.E.D. As we have been spending more time together over the years, we find we can share things through the generational line that we all enjoy, appreciate, and at times, struggle with and through our judgements and differences(we take a lot of “humor medicine”). Tasker Little Crow, Misha Lake and Zhawen Wahpepah are all becoming good singers and by this week-end, all Dancers. Both Misha and Tasker have been dancers on the Pow Wow trail and Zhawen is coming out this week-end and doing her give-a-way at the Annual SOU Pow Wow.

Under One Sky...Along one Stream..... Health of the Willamette River Event, Eugene OR

Roy Hayes , Local Nimi'ipu (Nez Perce) Elder was asked to Open and Do the Blessing on the river, at the EWEB Building on 4th St. on March 31st. As a LongHouse Leader, he and three of his singers , opened with a prayer and the traditional 3 songs and then spoke of the importance of the river and Salmon. Later, when we all returned inside, Uncle Roy was asked to do the Honoring of two Individuals who were recognized for there service and efforts in Salmon restoration.

Whistling Elk visits the OYA/Oregon Youth Authorities

Some of our relations,local Southern Oregon Native peoples, have been working with the OYA for more than sixteen years. Members of the Local Native Veteran's Society, Founders of the Grants Pass Indian Center and the Whistling Elk Drum returned for a visit with the OYA. The Staff over there make us feel right at home when we visit, the way they look after us, and we always feel welcome. The Drum has visited several times now over the years.

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R.E.D. takes Native Games to Coos Tribal youth

Last week, over Spring Break, a group of shinny players representing R.E.D. traveled over to the Coos Tribe to teach a group of kids how to play shinny (our adopted game of stickball). The invitation from the Coos Tribe came some months ago, after the gifting of a set of shinny sticks to the Coos Title VII Program (Indian Education) at last year's Elder/Youth Conference.

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