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Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees

Gathering for Our Children & Returning Adoptees

Pow wow

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Minneapolis American Indian Center

1530 East Franklin Avenue | Minneapolis , MN 55404

(www.maicnet.org for directions)

Emcee: Jerry Dearly

Special Guest: Senator James Abourezk—Former South Dakota Senator who originally introduced ICWA to congress in 1977

Co-Host Drum: Healing Spirit Drum Group

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1:00pm –Grand Entry

· Special Honor Song and recognition of Foster Children and Foster and Adoptive Families

· Honor Song for those who worked on ICWA legislation

5:30pm—Feast

7:00pm—Grand Entry

· Wablenica Ceremony: Jerry Dearly & Sandra White Hawk

· The Wablencia Song will be sung for those returning adoptees and fostered individuals and their families.

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This pow wow is a celebration of our community’s strengths. As we continue to gather and acknowledge the strengths of our families, we heal from the intergenerational trauma within our extended family systems. As our families and communities heal, we are better able to adopt and foster our Native children.

Sponsored by: Hennepin County , First Nations Orphan Association, Ramsey County , Division of Indian Work, Indigenous Women’s Network

LIMITED VENDOR BOOTHS!!! Vendors contact Sandy White Hawk

Contacts:

· Sandy White Hawk: 651.442.4872 | sadoptee@yahoo.com

· Tina Knafla: 612.348.9662 | tina.knafla@co.hennepin.mn.us

· Rachel Kupcho: 612.669.6644 | rkupcho@hotmail.com

EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!!

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