Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
PORTLAND - Delegates attending the National Congress of American Indians conference in Portland, Oregon were treated to a night of cultural cuisine, drumming and dancing by the tribes of the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday evening.
Delegates enjoyed salmon, buffalo and elk for dinner as they listened and viewed the beautiful culture provided by the host tribes. Dressed in their regalia, the dancers included small children as young a two-years old to mature adults. Various drum groups provided vibrant traditional drumming and songs to the delight of the attendees.
Some 2,800 delegates from over 500 American Indian tribes and Alaska villages are attending the 68th annual conference. The conference theme is "Footprints into the Future: Our Shared Journey Toward Tribal Prosperity."
As the conference continues, election of officers of the oldest national American Indian organization takes place today.
posted November 3, 2011 12:50 pm edt
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