The Standing Bear Council will host its August membership meeting on Sunday, August 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hawkeye Restaurant, 105 N. Park Drive, Keokuk. Those wishing to eat are encouraged to come at noon. Standing Bear Council meetings are open to all people – Native and non-Native. Please bring one canned or dry good for storage.
The meeting will focus on coordinating upcoming celebrations of Native heritage, including the Bear Creek Gathering and Rendezvous in Hannibal, August 10-11, and events/programs in the Tri-State area; the Council is participating in the Nauvoo Grape Festival, the Frontier Settlement Day at the Log Cabin Village on Quinsippi Island Saturday, September 8, and the Barry Apple Festival. A program on Native culture is planned Saturday, November 2, at the Quincy Public Library. The Council also looks forward to participating in the Quincy Craft and Christmas Market November 8-10 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, and to the celebration of Native American Heritage Month/Day on Saturday, November 30, at the Ivor Fowler Center in Montrose, Iowa.
The Council is a non-profit organization. For more information about the meeting and/or about Standing Bear Council’s educational programs, please call Larry Cooper at 319-795-6718, Dona Herr, at 319-520-5919,
or Debbie Callaghan at 217-219-1188.