Pidamayaye to all who volunteered and came to the gathering Sept 11-13-2020, instead of our 21 Pow Wow.
I want to thank Joe, Sean, my sons I could not do what I do without them. Tommy, Riley, Jason H, Earl, Josine, Jyni & Jeff and Jeff, Sam, Nick, Dan, Angela, John and Christine, Felicia and her niece, Yelvo, Kyra, Bill, Dean, Jason D and Isaac and others. Bill put up our teepee, I love seeing it so much. Good to see Barb and her husband. Steve and Nancy help and we used their camper for our office. Thank you Victoria my neighbor for making the delicious frybread. 2 sisters Lecelia and Romelle came from Mille Lacs to cook our frybread as volunteers. We did pay them and gave them gas money, they worked so hard for two days. Thank you to Tommy for recommending them. I hope to have them each year but hopefully pay them more. Mari Aalpulli and the Kalpulli Huitzill Aztec dancers were awesome as always.
Arvol Looking Horse and Paula, Gary, Jerry were there for Lisa, Mitch and Donna, and about 50 people to honor Lisa daughter ‘Binaishee-quaynce’ she passed away on Sept 17, 1019. Binaishee gave birth to a baby boy before she died. Lisa told me Mendota Pow Wow was Binaishee favberate Pow Wow what an honor.
It has been a very hard year for me, but we all pulled it off. We did not make much money after expenses, but it is not about the money, it is about getting together. We did not do so good on our fundraiser, none of our regular donations came in except the Pow Wow grant. Thank you Joy B and others for your donations. We all had a great time, with another successful event thanks to all the people who believed in what I believe in. Lots of work, but I would do it all over again for my people.
No more fundraisers until after covid-19. Thank you to all that cleaned up on Monday. I was too tired after running for 10 days straight, sometimes 14 hours a day. Once I got home more hours on the computer.