March 22: Lighting the 7th Fire

7fire“Lighting The 7th Fire”
Viewing, Discussion, & Fundraiser for Bad River Defense Fund
Friday March 22, 2013 5-9pm
Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Convention Center, Red Cliff WI
Admission: Free & Open to the Public

A Chippewa Prophecy foretells a time called the 7th Fire, when lost traditions will be recovered. Native American film maker Sandra Osawa examines how the Chippewa Indians of Northern Wisconsin have struggled to restore the centuries old tradition of spear fishing and the heated opposition they have encountered.

Opening Ceremony: conducted Leo LaFernier Sr., Red Cliff Tribal Elder & Voight Task Force Rep since 1983

Facilitator Jason Schlender (LCO Ojibwe)

ECC Language Instructor & Adjunct Faculty LCOOCC Discussion:

Andrew Gokee (Red Cliff Ojibwe), Director-Native American Center UW-Stevens Point

Gary Johnson (LCO Ojibwe), Assistant Professor, Director of First Nations Center, UW-Superior

Jerome “Brooks” BigJohn (LDF Ojibwe), Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council Member

Kekek Jason Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe), Tribal Attorney and Policy Analyst for GLIFWCFundraising During

Event fundraising:

Dinner: $6/plate (5 and under free) Spaghetti, Vegetable, & Breadstick, Coffee & Water
Raffles: 50/50’s cash, 12Ft John Boat equipped with Spearing Essentials, & other donated item Raffles.
All proceeds go to Bad River Tribe, c/o Bad River Defense Fund, P.O. Box 39, Odanah, WI 54861
Feel free to send donations directly to the Bad River Tribe.
For information about event contact, how to donate raffle items or to drop off food donations:
Home: 7157793485 Call or Text 7152096226 or email
FB Event Page!IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT BUT WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE BAD RIVER TRIBE DEFENSE FUND GO TO THE TRIBAL WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE DONATE TAB!*********IN THE DOCUMENTARY IS Victoria & Ike Gokee, Walt Bresette, Andy Gokee (who is coming as a speaker also!), Nick Hockings, Tom Maulson (LDF Chairman NOW), the Tribble Brothers, Jim Schlender, and others! 42 MIN-Graphic Material-Some will find the material honest but offensive.

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