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'Native Americans Speak' event Aug. 25 at Chillicothe

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[August 08, 2012]  CHILLICOTHE -- This year's "Native Americans Speak" event provides an opportunity for the whole family to learn about Native American culture from American Indian people from a host of different tribes. The event will be on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shore Acres Park, Chillicothe.

The activities are presented by the 4 Directions Healing Foundation, a national Native American charitable and educational organization made up of American Indian people from different states and different tribes. The 4DHF organization is based out of Chillicothe.

Aug. 25 schedule:

  • 10-11 a.m. -- Storytelling by Fred Shaw and Jo Lakota

  • 11-11:20 a.m. -- Adam Danner and Lionel Little Eagle

  • 11 a.m.-noon -- Kids' time at a side location

  • 11:20 a.m.-noon -- Lionel Little Eagle with a pipe ceremony and Tom John with a prayer

  • Noon-1 p.m. -- Jamie Russell concert

  • 1-2 p.m. -- Time with our elders: Mel Grey Owl, Randy Tuttle, Gary Billiot and Phyllis John

  • 1-2 p.m. -- Kids' time at a side location

  • 2-3 p.m. -- Drum and dance demonstration with Spirit of the Rainbow Drum, Jimmy Lakota and Dennis Weaver

  • 3-4 p.m. -- Open dancing and mini powwow with Spirit of the Rainbow Drum

Confirmed participants:

  • Mel Grey Owl (Dakota Nation, Crow Creek Reservation) -- elder, speaker

  • Jamie Russell (Cherokee Nation Oklahoma) -- singer and songwriter

  • Spirit of the Rainbow Drum

  • Adam Danner (mixed blood, adopted Ottawa) -- 4DHF president, speaker

  • Fred Shaw (Shawnee) -- 4DHF director, internationally renowned storyteller

  • Jo Lakota (Lakota, Yakima) -- storyteller

  • Adrienne Trevathan (Port Gamble Sk'llalam) -- 4DHF director

  • Phyllis Singing Bird (Mohawk, Seneca) -- 4DHF director

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  • Randy Tuttle (Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge Reservation) -- speaker

  • Carol Lakota Eastin (Lakota, Yakima) -- 4DHF director

  • Eliida Lakota (Lakota, Yakima) -- storyteller

  • Danira Parra (Pima, Yaqui) -- 4DHF director

  • Lionel Little Eagle Pinn (Mikmaq Nation) -- 4DHF vice president, speaker, pipe carrier

  • Gary Billiot (Houma Nation) -- speaker

  • Tom and Phyllis John (Grand Traverse Band Ottawa/Chippewa) -- 4 DHF directors, elders

  • Dennis Weaver (Cherokee descent) -- Central Illinois Gourd Dance Society

For more information, call 309-635-1107.



Native Americans Speak:

[Text from file received from Dickson Mounds Museum]

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