Registration Form Registration Deadline: August 8 Late Registration until: August 11 No refunds will be issued after Aug.

8 Name: ______________________________ Address: ____________________________ ___________________________________ E Mail: _____________________________ Phone: _____________________________ Church Affiliation (Optional): ____________ Tribal Affiliation (Optional): _____________ For Lodging: ___Male Check: Weekend/two nights With alternate lodging Weekend/one night Saturday/2 meals Saturday night only Sunday only Contact us for family discount *Youth group has $5.00 discount! Select Workshops:
A ___ B ___ C __ D ___ E ___ F: River cane Baskets ___ Pine Needle ___ Honeysuckle ___ Beginner Bead ___ Adv. Bead ___ Flint knapping ___ Leather Bag ___ *Craft (G) is more for children; H & I Children/youth G.___ H. ___ I.___ J ___

Tennessee Conference
MAIL REGISTRATION & PAYMENT TO: TN Conference UMC 304 S. Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 1 Attention: Mary T Newman Nashville, TN 37211 *Make checks payable to TN Conference
QUESTIONS?? Contact Mary T At 615-329-1177, 800-403-5795 or Evenings 615-792-3411 View our website at Or, click on $60 ___ $42 ___ $40 ___ $35 ___ $10 ___ $15 ___ Native American in left column DIRECTIONS: I-40 W to Exit 172 Dickson/Centerville Left at Ramp, Travel South on Hwy 46 Approx. 5 miles to intersection Hwy. 100 (signal light) turn left Camp Lake Benson is on the right 6200 Hwy. 100


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Be a part of the circle August 15, 16, 17, 2008 Camp Lake Benson Bon Aqua, TN (west of Nashville)
Share this time with us and explore Native American culture and spirituality at our seventh gathering. Take a week end or day to meet people of varied tribal and spiritual traditions as we come together to honor Native American cultures. We celebrate and affirm heritage and gain understanding and respect for the many tribes and nations. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be part of the circle and experience the gifts of culture thru fellowship, music, fun and growth in your relationship with the Creator.

We will have drum, dancing and music Saturday evening. There will be various artists and styles of music. Participants are encouraged to join in social dance. *There will be guest vendors.

Appearing Saturday Night
Jamie Russell, Emerson Begay, Grady Jones, Ben Sanchez, Ragghi Rain, Boe Harris, Vicki Standingdeer, Choctaw Social Dancers, Warriors Path Drum, Sheila Jones and more!
Lodging: WORKSHOPS A) Round the Drum………………...Warriors Path Learn the basics of powwow drumming and “follow the lead” as the singing begins. Emerson ,Ben, and Brandon are Navajo and will share how important the drum is to Native culture. Offered 3 times B) Making Medicinal Salves………...Darryl Patton From Gadsden, Ala. Darryl teaches regularly around the country and is an author also. He teaches primitive living skills and has tremendous knowledge of herbs and plants. *He will have books and salve for sale Offered 3 times C) Dance!! ……… …………….Vicki Standingdeer from Cherokee will be teaching dance. Well known as a head lady dancer, follow the steps and listen to her share how important dance is to Native culture and tradition. 0ffered twice D) Storytelling-comes alive…………..Ragghi Rain, nationally known story teller will help you learn to weave your traditions into your story. Offered twice E) Flute playing……………………….Jamie RussellBring a flute or get a cane flute from Jamie. Learn the basics and then practice, practice!! Offered twice F) Art thru culture……………..led by skilled artists. Choose:
Rivercane baskets with Ramsey King *his class will take 2 sessions ~ Pine needle baskets with Lara Sanders Honeysuckle baskets with Dale Cloer Flintknapping with Buddy Hays Leather Bag with Debbie Fitzhugh Beginner Beading with Nancy Farmer Advanced Beading with Juanita Gardinski G H I are offered one time J offered twice

LODGING AND MEALS We have two dorms with bunk style housing. *Check out the web site for pictures ~ the dorms are great! All female or male (parent with child). Bring twin bed sheets, pillow, covers and personal items. Do not bring valuables as we can not be held responsible. Children and youth will be housed with parent or youth leader if with a group. Supervision by an adult is required. Meals: They’re Great!! Those staying for the entire event will begin meals with Friday dinner. Meals are served in the dining hall ~ cafeteria style. **We must know thru registration about special dietary requests. Other than minor requests, you will need to bring special foods.

2008 Gathering Schedule
Friday, August 15th, early check in:

4:00 - 6:00 7:00

Registration Dinner

**entertainment after dinner
Saturday, August 16

7:30 8:30 9:30 10:15 12:15 1:15 2:30 4:15 6:00 7:30


8:30 9:30 10:00 12:00 1:15 2:15 4:15 5:45 7:00 9:30

Breakfast Registration Vendors opened Orientation Devotion Workshop 1 Lunch A Time For Spirit Workshop 2 Free Time Vendors Open Dinner Native Moccasins Rock

Price Options 1) Entire event beginning with Fri. night meal 2) Week end beginning with Saturday registration-includes all Sat. and Sun. activities and meals begin with Sat. lunch 3) Entire event with alternate lodging includes all Fri, Sat. and Sun. activities and meals. hotels are 7 miles away. Call for list 4) Saturday ONLY ~ includes lunch and dinner, two workshops and Sat. night entertainment 5) Saturday night ONLY ~ Music, Dance and more 6) Sunday ONLY ~ includes 1 workshop and closing circle

Sunday, August 17

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast 9:00 - 10:45 Workshop 3 11:00 - 12:00 Closing Circle

G) Craft Activities for children…………Ragghi Rain H) Choctaw Social Dancing for children/youth I) Native Games for children/youth ……Jamie & Debbie *adults may enjoy this too J) Puppets do the talking……………….Dave Null, well known puppeteer will have you laughing when you become part of the story!

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