Monday, November 10, 2014

Scenes from the Intertribal Elder Gathering

Posted By on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 9:07 AM

click to enlarge MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo

Native Americans from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered Saturday at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds for the 33rd annual Intertribal Elder Gathering. The community celebration featured traditional Brush, Pow Wow, Aztec, Shake Head, Hoop and Tolowa Honoring dances, as well as singing and drumming. Local photographer Manuel Orbegozo captured these photographers of the day's festivities.

click to enlarge Aztec dancer David Yañez. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Aztec dancer David Yañez.
click to enlarge Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum group awaits for its performance outside of Franceshi Hall. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum group awaits for its performance outside of Franceshi Hall.
click to enlarge Northern California Brush Dancers dance their way out of the stage area. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Northern California Brush Dancers dance their way out of the stage area.
click to enlarge Sage Romero performs at the 33rd Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Diner. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Sage Romero performs at the 33rd Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Diner.
click to enlarge Sage Romero performs the Hoop dance. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Sage Romero performs the Hoop dance.
click to enlarge Northern California Brush Dancers come out for a second demonstration. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Northern California Brush Dancers come out for a second demonstration.
click to enlarge Honored Elder Otha Sadler, 97, receives a blanket during the Elder's Gifting Ceremony. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Honored Elder Otha Sadler, 97, receives a blanket during the Elder's Gifting Ceremony.
click to enlarge Spirit shield displayed at the Nora's Chocolates and Gifts stand. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Spirit shield displayed at the Nora's Chocolates and Gifts stand.
click to enlarge An elder veteran carries an American flag during the part of the ceremony honoring veterans. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • An elder veteran carries an American flag during the part of the ceremony honoring veterans.
click to enlarge Asucena Carreras burns sage prior to her performance with Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum group. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Asucena Carreras burns sage prior to her performance with Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum group.
click to enlarge Yurok tribal member Fred Lewis and his daughter Destiny. - MANUEL J. ORBEGOZO
  • Manuel J. Orbegozo
  • Yurok tribal member Fred Lewis and his daughter Destiny.



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