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Cover: Storm Brave (Kaw/Osage), photograph by John Jernigan; Right: Tsonetokoy family (Kiowa/ Quapaw) by MJ Alexander


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Wounded Knee Massacre December 29, 1890

Caddo Songs Tuesdays, 7 pm Caddo Nation Cultural Building

EDMOND Otoe Language Classes Tuesdays, 6 pm Boulevard Academy, 1000 E 15th Contact Jim Hopper, Language Coordinator 580-723-4466, jhopper@omtribe.org

Kiowa Voices Sundays at 12 noon on KACO 98.5 FM Music and more from the Kiowa and area tribes.

Seminole Nation Weekly Radio Show Airs live Tuesdays at 11 am on KWSH 1260 AM Rebroadcast Sundays at 10 am on KADA 99-3 FM, 1230 AM and http://www.kadaradio.net

QUAPAW Quapaw Tribal Library Fingerweaving Classes Videos of Beginner and Advanced classes: http://quapawtribe.com/index.aspx?NID=306

OKLAHOMA CITY

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Cherokee Heritage Center Cultural Classes

Thru January 2013 Red Earth Museum & Gallery, 6 Santa Fe Plaza http://www.redearth.org

PERKINS Iowa Nation Grey Snow Eagle House 2 mi S of Perkins on Hwy 177 A facility for injured Bald and Golden eagles. Tours by appointment, call 405-334-7471 http://www.facebook.com/GreySnowEagleHouse

RADIO Chickasaw Community Radio KCNP 89.5 FM

Indians For Indians Saturdays at 10 am on KACO 98.5 FM

2012 class schedule and contact info online: http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/cultural-outreach/ cultural-classes/

WWW Christmas Carols in Potawatomi http://www.potawatomiheritage.org/uncategorized/ listen-christmas-songs-potawatomi.html

Eye on NDN-Country with dg smalling Saturdays, 9 am on http://www.thespyfm.com Conversations with Native leaders on current events.

Tribal Scene Radio Fridays, 8 am live on http://www.kbga.org Conversations with host Jodi Rave.

New Age Frauds and Plastic Shamans http://www.newagefraud.org Known frauds in the indian-culture-for-sale market.

Send us details or photos of your Gathering: edit@dreamcatchermag.net


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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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LOOKING BACK

@ 2012

Maxie Yarbrough (Choctaw), John Jernigan


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> NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS

Kevin Washburn (Chickasaw) Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Addresses the NCAI General Assembly. Far right: NCAI president and Chickasaw Nation Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel.

>> AMERICAN INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF OKLAHOMA

Cara Cowan Watts, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, Shannon Edwards, Osage Nation Congress; Linda Big Soldier, CEO, Iowa Tribal Enterprises and US Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw)

> OK HOUSE NATIVE AMERICAN CAUCUS

With guests (clockwise from near right): Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Peoria Nation Chief John Froman and Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle.

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LOOKING BACK

@ 2012

Actor Wes Studi (Cherokee) @ OK History Center, Dreamcatcher Images


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> FIVE TRIBES STORY CONFERENCE

Annual gathering organized by Tim Tingle (Choctaw) at Bacone College every September.

>> N. SCOTT MOMADAY READING ROOM @ OCU

Oklahoma City University dedicated the N. Scott Momaday Reading Room in the DulaneyBrowne Library.

> FOLDING PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Cherokee Artist America An essay by Heather Ahtone

> FIRST ANNUAL CADDO PITFIRE

Organized by Caddo potter Chase Kahwinhut Earles, this was the first community pot firing using traditional techniques recovered through research.

N. Scott Momaday courtesy OCU; Others Dreamcatcher Images


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LOOKING BACK

@ 2012

Adam Nordwell (Shoshone/Chippewa/Navajo), John Jernigan


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<.> >> RED EARTH FESTIVAL

Oklahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest Native American festival attracts tens of thousands of participants and spectators every June. The festival includes a parade, art show & market, dance competitions and the Dreamcatcher Magazine photo studio. Fun for everyone.

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Youth Language Fair @ Sam Noble Museum , Dreamcatcher Images


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> AMERICAN INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF OKLAHOMA

Annual Scholarship Awards luncheon.

>> AMERICAN INDIAN FESTIVAL OF WORDS

A series of Native American events at the Tulsa Library.

> CHICKASAW RIVERSPORT

Rowing program sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation on the Oklahoma River

> >> JIM THORPE NATIVE AMEICAN GAMES

Two thousand participants from throughout the US come to compete in traditional and modern games. Coming again in 2013. See you next year!

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