Bozho nikanek
(Hello friends),

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. Many districts are hosting Fall Feasts in November. District 8’s dinner get-together is Nov. 11. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please email me at You should have received a postcard about this event.

In past years, we have had potlucks or traditional Thanksgiving fare such as turkey and dressing. This year, I retained a Native American caterer that I was referred to by the vice-chairperson of the Duwamish Tribe. Gola’s Kitchen promotes Native American recipes and locally sourced foods. Rather than turkey and dressing, we will have wild salmon on cedar planks and Cornish game hens with herbs as the main dishes. Wild mushroom dressing and wild rice are two side dishes available. As in years past, members are invited to bring a dessert to share with other attendees.

More Fall Feast highlights

Leslie Deer will be on loan from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center to demonstrate Native American dances in traditional regalia. Leslie is a longtime employee and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

We are fortunate to have a presentation scheduled about the Trail of Death. Peggy Anderson, a local author and CPN spouse (Ken Anderson, deceased), has been working on Two Moon Journey, a work of historical fiction, for several years. This book is scheduled for publication by the Indiana Historical Society in early 2018, so we will be treated to a kind of preview.

We are having our members-only Native American art contest. It has been a lot of fun in years past and has inspired several members to be creative and share their creativity with the gathering. We have three categories: fine arts, crafts, and kids members under age 13.

I hope to see many members at the Fall Feast in Seattle, Washington.

(Thank you),
Dave Carney
Kagasghi (Raven)