SAPA DAWN CENTER
North American Indian Lodge
1013 Crystal Springs Rd. N.W Yelm, WA. 98597
(360)458-7610 fax--369-459-3888

Dear friends of Sapa Dawn,

I send warm greetings and hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. It has been a good hot summer and our garden is thriving, the corn is delicious and the pumpkins are still growing. We are anticipating harvest day, with great expectations.

We made it to Pipestone, Minnesota for the 10th annual Sundance hosted by the Peacemakers organization. It was beautiful and there were many Sundancers men and women. They had a special healing ceremony for the women. The weather was rather cold and thunderstorms welcomed us to the sacred grounds. A whole town is built upon pipestone and the spiritual feeling is overwhelming. My prayers were for the young people. We managed to take some young people who have never left their community. This is part of the learning experiences we try to promote at the Sapa Dawn Center. Through all the years, we do see positive growth in the young people. Spirituality has now become a 'way of life' for them. They may not stop and observe this transition, but its happening. Just as the events that take place over the years, all which has become a way of life. This has come about with the help of our supporters and friends of Sapa Dawn. For each event that happens cost.

Harvesting has now begun, huckleberry picking, gathering of herbs and Basketmaking material. Time to catch, smoke and can salmon, so it is a busy time for all here.

We would like to see the Elders, Youth come together at Sapa Dawn, and we continue to do our annual events, so we continue to do things to influence our youth.

Barbara has begun work at the college again, and Joyce is going to have drum-making classes here at Sapa Dawn, within the next week. This is all a part of the networking with the educational institutions in this community.

We recently hosted some visitors from New Zealand, they're interested in doing some networking with the people here, it was a good visit and we will keep in touch with them.

With all the continuing projects here a Sapa Dawn, we manage to deplete our funds, well spent though. Once again we are asking your contribution to continue with much needed work with the youths & families within our community. Your help is needed to get us through the remaining year. As always, we extend our invitation to you to visit the Sapa Dawn Center in Yelm. We will have two major events happening: Sapa Dawn Day and Wintermoon. I would just like to express that your continued support is always appreciated.

Our Prayers and Blessings to you,

Janet McCloud, Sapa Dawn Center

Project Budget

Traditional Spiritual Unity Global Forum
Spring 2001



"Voices of Our Elders - Following in the footsteps of our Elders"

In honor of our Elders carrying on our traditions through their teachings. Revitalize and unify ourselves with the old and new. This gathering will focus on the prophecies of many of our Elder teachers who have gone on, yet their teachings still live within us. The gathering will discuss these teachings and how we can reconnect with our youth and families. Bring together the young and old in a positive way.

First day will recognize the babies & unborn. Second day will emphasize on youth. Third day will focus on fathers, mothers, aunts & uncles. Fourth day will be with Elders. Last day will be a traditional Potlatch Feast and Giveaway which will be done in the traditional Northwest Salish manner.

7 day with 3 meals 250 people
250 printed t-shirts
Posters & Printing/ mail-out
2 sani-can rentals
Project organizer
2 full-time cooks
1 big tent rental
Potlatch/Giveaways
10 day rental of 15 passenger van
Air-travel of Invited Elders:
3 rt New York - Seattle @ 525
4 rt Arizona - Seattle @525
2 rt New Mexico - Seattle @580
1 rt Saskatchewan - Seattle
2 rt Sacramento - Seattle @390
4 rt Minneapolis-Seattle @525
2 rt Oklahoma @ 580
2 rt Queen Charlotte Isl. @ 590
5 Lummi @ 150
4 Tulalip @100
2 Hoh River @ 150
2 Quinault @150
4 Makah @ 150
2 Quilieute @150
4 Nisqually @ 50
4 Puyallup @ 50
4 Muckleshoot @ 50
4 Skokomish @ 50
2 Warm Springs @ 200
2 Celilo Falls @ 200


Total Projected Budget
6100
2000
3100
300
2500
3000
690
4500
1180
 
1575
2100
1160
1490
780
2100
1160
1180
750
400
300
300
600
300
200
200
200
200
400
400

38.165.00

We are looking for supporters & financial assistance to keep Thomas Banyacya's dream alive. He had told us we needed to do a conference in the Northwest area. Yes, its very costly, but it can happen! With your help. If you would like to help with this event, please contact us and lets get it together!!!!!

North American Indian Lodge/Sapa Dawn Center

Youth Project for FY 2001

Organizational Training (for leadership/organizing skills)
Consultant @1500 annually x 4
Y.E.T. (youth educational trips)
Gathering of Indigenous Youths/Sundance
Pine Ridge South Dakota
      Van Rental
      Gas/food/lodging
6000



4500
3500

Prior to event, youth will be participating in organizing & developing platform set for youth gathering. This will enhance their skills developed through their training of networking & leadership and organizing skills. Following gathering, individuals will participate in Sundance which will give enlightenment as their true individual being.

Total costs of YET
8000

6th Annual Positive Empowerment And Cultural Education Run
A 3 day encampment bringing in facilitators who are trained in youth empowerment will be with over 150 youths from reservation to the city will come together and participate in a 30 mile spiritual run and gathering which will focus on individual empowerment and making positive decisions and cultural enhancement. Each participant will leave gathering with a t-shirt and certificate upon completion of event. An evening of fun with a concert & feast will finalize all.

Estimated Costs:
Facilitators 3 @ 500 stipend
Air-Fare @450 x 3
Local travel
T-shirts @10 ea. X 200
Posters @6 ea. X 300
Big tent
Rental of Bldg
Food @450 per day x 2
Concert / Feast


Total cost of PEACE
1500
1350
450
2000
1800
650
1100
900
6500

16,250

Weekly Forums:
Organized by youth to bring together individuals promoting positive lifestyles and culture. Focus will be on getting their PHD. (Pride Heritage Dignity). Various forums will be doing presentations at local public schools teaching what they have learned as lifestyles of a Native American youth.

Costs include local travel
Resource materials
Potlatch supplies
1440
1700
1800

4940
TOTAL YOUTH PROJECT ESTIMATED COSTS
35,190.00

North American Indian Lodge/Sapa Dawn Center
Projected Budget
FY 2001

Administrative
Executive Director @ 1200 mo x 12
Youth Director @800 mo. X 12
Educational/Cultural Planner @ 800 mo. X 12
Finance Coordinator @ 600 mo. X 12
Operations:
Telephone/Fax
Postage/mail-outs
Office supplies
Utilities
Rent
Local Travel
Equipment Rental
Maintenance
Community Training Dev.


TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET
14400
9600
9600
7200

2800
1500
1100
1600
3600
3600
400
3500
2400

61,300

We have enclosed a remaining budget which will end the year 2000 and also enclosing the budget for the year 2001. Please let us know if you will be interested in pursuing Thomas Banyacya's request to host the Traditional Elders Unity gathering set for Spring.

Sapa Dawn Day        Fall
Wintermoon        Winter
Printing of Annual Report

Total Requested Budget
1500.00
5000.00
4200.00

10,700.00

All donations are tax exempt. Your contribution is much needed and appreciated. Make Checks payable to:

    North American Indian Lodge
    Special Project: Sapa Dawn Center
    1013 Crystal Springs Rd.
    Yelm, WA 98597

Be sure to visit our website http://sapadawn.indigneousnative.org.


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