Spring Gathering 2019
May 4, 2019
The weather called for gloomy and cold weather with a possibility of rain. We rented a conference room at the Quality Inn as our building is not ready yet. Of course it turned out to be a beautiful day! It never fails. If we plan on it being nice it will rain and vice versa. Last year we were out on a beautiful day and then it rained unexpectedly and everyone tried to fit under a 10x20 canopy tent....
This year we seen some new faces. We listened to people and their experiences on how they found their tribe and how proud they are to be a part of their Tribal family.
The meeting was very informational with lots of input from the membership on some new ideas we are going to look into.
Special thank you to the people who donated items for our raffles: jim Andress, Babe Jenerou, Lisa Powers and Ron Bushnell. Some winners donated back to raffle off at the gathering in the fall. Chii Mii Gwetch to everyone who participated and volunteered to help set up and clean up!
Lisa Powers opened the Talking circle. Brant Mitchell gave an inspirational talk on culture and the importance of coming together
Lisa Powers explains the medicinal use and how to harvest Red Clover root and how to identify Sweet Grass
Open Membership Meeting
Ron Bushnell, Vice-Chairman of the AIM Chapter of Detroit, and Mackinac Member
Denise Hannan0Witt (Howell)
Winner of the 50/50 Drawing
Ms. Anna Colegrove (8) with mom Taryn Colegrove. Anna won the Kids Giveaway!
John Dutcher, Sr. with Amanda (daughter of Brant Mitchell)
Ellie Colegrove - first time talking in the Talking Circle - Ellie shot her first deer this year at 14 years old!
11 Year Old Sophie Colegrove-first time in the talking circle after attending gatherings as a small child
Babe Jenerou with Talking Stick
John Dutcher Sr with John Dutcher Jr.
Taryn and Anna Colegrove with Brant Mitchell
Tana Baldwin (Petoskey) and family