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Community Luncheon in Honor of Native American Heritage Month
November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm$20
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 we invite the public to join us for a community luncheon to be held at Sunwatch Indian Village. There is limited seating, please make sure to RSVP!
The luncheon starts at 12:00 noon until -230pm. Sunwatch is Handicap Accessible. The menu will feature a menu of traditional cuisine from the Indigenous peoples of this area and from our relatives from the Dineh (Navaho) Nation. The fresh vegetables in our dishes are being provided from Patchwork Farms, a Dayton organic farm.
(Most of the dishes on this menu are gluten free, with some Vegan items noted)
Soups- Ohio Turkey Wild Rice Soup
Roasted Pumpkin Squash Soup (Vegan)
Salads- 3 Sisters Salad
Main- Lamb meatballs over spaghetti squash
Roasted Acorn Squash stuffed with wild rice & nuts
Sides- Blue Corn Mush
homemade pumpkin butter
Dessert- Baked Apples
Butternut Squash Ginger Muffins
Drinks- Coffee, flavored water, tea
All this for only $20.00 a plate! (call for special arrangements for Senior & children). Proceeds are going toward two needed efforts:
1. Anpo O Project- In August of 2018 there was a school supply drive for the Children of Standing Rock Reservation. The supply goal was not met, nor was the financial goal to transport the collected donations.
2. Annual Fall Food/Wood Run – Supporting Dineh families of Black Mesa to maintain their resistance to relocation by transporting locally donated items, such as; food, tools, and animal feed, and warm clothing.
Our featured speaker on Saturday is Dineh Elder, Danny Blackgoat- he is To’dich ‘ii nii’ or Bitterwater clan, from Big Mountain northeastern Arizona. Mr. Blackgoat states he is a “retired educator”, yet, continues to be active as a language educator, an interpreter, life-long human rights advocate, environmentalist, and community organizer. We are fortunate to have his visit to Dayton, OH as he will be speaking and picking up donations on behalf of the Dineh families of Black Mesa. So far 500 pounds of chemical-free produce grown by Patchwork Gardens of Trotwood, OH is ready to be donated. Additional donations requested include: food staples, farm/ranch tools, warm clothing, and animal feed.
We will also be joined by Hunkpapa Lakota Elder, Guy W. Jones. Mr. Jones is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. A prominent voice for the Native American Community in Ohio, residing here in Dayton. Mr. Jones, was part of the core committee to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in Cincinnati. He is one of the founders of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.
It is with great excitement and pride that this young writer will also be joining us Aslan Tudor is 11 years old, Lipan Apache. “He spent some time at the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock when he was 8 and 9 years old. Noticing the lack of resources for children about what happened there, he decided to write a book. Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock is about his experiences there as a child activist. In his book he explains what happened at Standing Rock, why and what it was like. He also highlights the significance of the historical event. All of this is explained in a way children can understand and is accompanied by photographs taken by his mother. His family is originally from south Texas and plans to move home soon, but he currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. This incredible young man and he will have his books available for purchase and book signing.
In addition to our featured speaker, we will also have special guest from the local Native American Community of Dayton, and through out the southwestern area of Ohio.
AND Of Course there will be some RAFFLES!
This is promising to be a unique and exciting event as reflected by our distinguished guest speakers, the historical significance of Sunwatch Indian Village, and the careful detail to our menu.