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It has been a very busy and eventful year. We have decided, as an organization, to change our
focus in order to better serve the community and our members. We have cancelled our plans for Powwows for an undetermined
period. We will put more emphasis on education and public service. Things like American Indian Diabetic Issues will be just
one of our new foci.
HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST 3 YEARs:
We were involved with the Powwow in Hunting,MD this year and look forward to greater involvement in 2007.
We also did a program for Andrews Air Force Base. This event featured our Eastern Woodland (Lenape) Culture table, some
traditional Storytelling, flute playing, and drumming and dancing.
Great concert by Joanne Shenandoah and Mary Youngblood. Click http://special.lenapehauken.org
for some pictures. We had a real nice crowd at Salisbury University. Admission was free. Dawn's efforts
in helping plan this were rewarded by praise from the University. Dawn thanked the girls for coming on behalf of the
local Indian communities. The link to pictures of the Concert is active.
Mother Earth Beat Drum did a fantastic program at Salisbury U on Friday October 1, 2004 and then did
our Powwow as our Host Drum.
Simon Ortiz did a poetry reading of his works (Salisbury U). It was great meeting him and getting
him some frybread (from our food booth at the Assateague powwow to his reading at Barnes and Noble on Saturday.
I really enjoyed the exhibit by artist Eli Thomas. Dawn and I (as well as many from
our group attended the programs/concert by Flute player R.Carlos Nakai. We ended up being double booked for
the date of the dance concert by Red Crooked Sky, and missed it. Dawn Manyfeathers did her lecture (actually, she is
involved in all of the above).
Our 2004 Powwow at Fort Whaley did have some rain, but it did not dampen the spirits. Last year's
was at Fort Whaley again, on October 1 & 2.
We had a great time at the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Powwow in New Jersey.
It is always great going home and seeing family and friends. Since the boys and I usually help out with late night security,
we were tired and energized at the same time. June 2006 found us helping the tribe by taking over the Indian Taco booth.
The 2004&5 Nanticoke Powwows in Millsboro, De. were great. We did our own frybread booth.
This year we will have our own Frybread Booth again. Come visit us.
I have been doing some browsing of the internet and found something I feel still needs to be addressed.
Even though we held our powwow (for 2 years) on Assateague Island, we are not the Assateague People. If you see references
to the Assateague Powwow, find out if it is the powwow we did on Assateague Island...or the powwow put on by the Assateague
People (usually in Pocomoke). To be fair to both groups, it is important that you know which is being talked about.
Hope we saw you at the Chicken Festival and Worcester County Fair in Snow Hill, Md. (we had 2, 3, or more
booths. We will be at the Nanticoke Powwow in Millsboro, De. the weekend after Labor Day 2007 for our third year in a row(look
for our Frybread (traditional and pumpkin).
Come back often.
SPECIAL KUDOS FOR PANTHER
Our son, Shawn "Spirit of the Panther" Saunders is now known as Master Saunders and owns the
PANTHER ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS in Ocean Pines Maryland. GOOD LUCK SHAWN!
LENAPEHAUKEN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH CENTER GATHERING
|Native friend at Andrews Air Force Base
|Kathleen and her sons were very good hosts at the
|program at Andrews Air Force Base.
|Dawn Manyfeathers tells a traditional story at
|Andrews Air Force Base.
|Len Littlefox explains some items on our Culture
|Table to some of the 90 children that attended the Andrews AFB program.
Temporary Shopping Area
Due to the demand for Dawn Manyfeathers' book Cooking Wild Foods the American Indian Way, I have set this up until
I am finished remodeling the Giftshop.
|Cooking Wild Foods the American Indian Way $10.00
|by Dawn Manyfeathers
|Some recipes in this cookbook
|(click to enlarge in a different browser)