The theme of our Dragonfly Gala this year is "Feeding the People." We will celebrate those who are essential to all cultural traditional ceremonies and events: the cooks who feed the people. We also will explore the cultural meanings and the sacred duties that are behind the hundreds of years of "Feeding the People."
Gerald Clarke Jr. has again graciously donated his artwork to Dorothy Ramon Learning Center for our Gala invitations:
By Gerald Clarke, Jr. Copyright Ushkana Press 2008
Can you name the four important plant foods in the illustration?
The Gala will showcase these plants and more. That's because the Gala is more than a fund-raiser. It's an EVENT.
We'll have demonstrations, booths, and displays featuring native foods that even now, Feed the People. We'll have traditional singing and dancing. Of course eating will be a big part of the event, too!
Mark Aug. 9, Morongo Community Center, on your calendar and join the crowd (last year we hosted about 400 people).
Each year we give out a Dragonfly Award for high-soaring achievements in saving and sharing cultures.
And our silent auction has gained fame statewide as one of the premier auctions offering Native American art. Watch this blog for some of the auction items!
Keep watching here and on our Center website for more details! — PM