American Indian Council
Traditional Harvest Dinner
By Roy Cook
A day of plenty. Saturday Nov. 18, 2006 at 4650 Mansfield Ave. is a bountiful day of plenty. Plenty of food. Plenty of smiles. Plenty of traditional Intertribal entertainment. Plenty of well decorated tables surrounded by the most beautiful people on this plentiful planet, American Indians. There are plenty of old friends and new faces to meet too.
Ernie Salgado Red Rez scooter rider in Tribal style and the Southern California Tribal Chairmans Association brought their generosity and participation to this urban Indian gathering.
Randy Edmond, Emcee and Robert Anderson greet the early arrivals and open the festivities. Robert spoke and prayed in English and his tribal language, Dine.
Our beloved Tribal Elders first and always are respectfully called to be first in line for the Turkey, dressing mashed potatoes, corn, squash, salads and the generous potluck dishes that add to the setting of the Intertribal American Indian meals.
organized and well manned/women kitchen crew: Don and Jean Vigeault, Jerry
Starnes and Rita, Paul Razo, Ronnie Whitehorse and Phyllis Whitehorse
and all their other helpers are authentically cooking and serving the
very tasty selections that are traditional to the season. This
is the leading turn out in some time.
are being encouraged as Chato Hinosa and his evocative flute
compositions open the second session of entertainment. The Red Warriors
and a selection of Inter-tribal and Veterans songs appropriate to the
Native American month and Veterans Day follow him.
This annual event is a prelude to our next Traditional Winter gathering Saturday December 16, 2006, same location, 1:30-4:30 pm San Diego, California- Kumeyaay land,
Mehan, Aho, thank you.