11th Annual Tribal Celebration and Health Fair

This year’s theme for our Tribal Celebration was “honoring our women!” Our community of men were able to sign their names to protect our women. The event started the same as last year with an opening prayer in traditional language. The scene was filled with our elders and all age groups. A family friendly gathering with a rock wall, bounce area, chalk art, bubbles and vendors with crafts along with informative health booths. There was door prizes with bikes, gift baskets and work from the vendors including a signed copy of my children’s book. Dancing and drumming, singing and great food throughout the event. I enjoyed the older ladies giving me compliments on my work and in turn making me smile! I won a $15 fandango gift card for winning my age group hula hoop contest. Our elders were served first for the potluck consisting of halibut, salmon, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, moose soup and rice. Knik and Chickaloon tribes hosted another great event!

Great door prizes and great food!

I bartered this gorgeous headband for a jar of Chaga!

Sewskimo Gertz craft table:

Patricia Ann

God is good, all the time. My middle name Ann comes from my Grandma Pat’s middle name, Patricia Ann, who went to be with the Lord yesterday. I wrote an earlier piece titled “My young Grandma” she was in the hospital for pneumonia and did not want a feeding tube. She is no longer suffering and died with Jesus in her heart, God is my comfort and holds those who are His close to His heart.