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Happy New Year! Make sure to mark Saturday March 15th on those new 2014 calendars for the Northern California Osage meeting at the Executive Suites & Bayside Hotel in Oakland. Agenda: Osage Nation candidate & Minerals Council candidate panels and an Osage Nation Foundation presentation. https://www.facebook.com/groups/46460923890/

Potluck Picnic
Lake Temescal Park
6500 Broadway, Oakland
Oct. 20, 2012
10am-5pm
Parking: free just outside park or $5 in parking lot
(more location info at: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/temescal).

Come meet your fellow Osages; all are welcome. Some traditional Osage dishes will be provided, and bring a potluck dish to share. Possible suggestions by last name (but bring what you’re comfortable sharing, traditional Osage dishes highly honored): A-E  salads/breads; F-K  main course; L-P  desserts; Q-Z  drinks/chips/snacks.

We encourage people to bring their own utensils if possible.

Here is a list of presenters  and activities we have lined up:

  • Charles Pratt of Hominy Oklahoma on Beginning Osage, Child Naming Rites, and Family Kinship Terms
  • Native American Artist & Craftsman Don Price on moccasin making
  • Beginning Osage Drum/Singing with Charles Maker and Duane BigEagle
  • Osage Seed Preservation Project Report with Keir Johnson
  • Bay Area Native American Health Center News with Marca Cassity
  • Indian Dice demonstration/ games will be available in small groups at breaks

If you didn’t pay annual dues in the Spring then they’re due now. You can pay by sending a check payable to NCO in the amount of $35/Family or $25/Individual to Karen Elliott, our NCO Treasurer or you can pay at the Fall gathering.

CHECK PAYABLE TO “NCO”

Karen Elliott
82 Jess Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952

Northern California Osage now has a group on Facebook. Make yourself known to us and keep up with news.