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Unit II Representative Lana Causley-Smith
September 2018 unit report

I would like to take this time to say Chi Miigwech to all our community, Kewadin staff, committee and families that made our annual 2018 powwow one of the very best. We gathered four days prior and lit the fire as well as rebuilt a new lodge for the sacred fire teaching and spiritual gatherings. We shared stories, saw old friends, gathered families and worked to carry on our traditions and teach our young men and woman the great pride of celebrating our ways.

We had the great opportunity for tribal member artists to show off and offer their art and traditional foods to the community and public and all reports say they were grateful and very happy with the outcome (we only host authentic Native American art and protect that) so it was a sound opportunity for them and their gifts to be shown.  I’m grateful for the older men, Kewadin staff, YEA and a handful of young ones that took every request and assisted with our lodge and worked so hard for us all weekend. Head staff, Firekeepers, Dancers, cooks and drums always made the gathering run smooth and took great care of us and the community. I really can’t explain the pride and gratefulness that I felt after it was complete. This is our best time of year to celebrate who we are as a people and I appreciate everyone that took the time to help or just attend and support our community.

Just in closing, we have had lots of sadness in our communities this summer as well so please pray and do any act of kindness you can for others and just show love to whomever is in need. If you would like to meet or talk please contact me 906‑322‑3818, 906‑484‑2954, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Lana Causley-Smith
Unit II Tribal Representative

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