RECRUIT FOR 2015-16

Articles, News, Posts for our Indian Guides / Indian Princess program:

With Summer here, it’s not too early to start your tribe’s recruiting.   The Longhouse has two new marketing pieces that can assist your effort to bring on new members.  

See PDF:  2015 Orange Skies Longhouse Recruiting Materials

Both the Longhouse Flyers and Arrow Invitations are provided free of charge and can be picked up at Kustom Imprints in Orange, CA.   This company is owned by Longhouse member Mark Kuli and if email him day ahead, he will count out number of each pieces you want .  BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE- if you also want pre-printed 2″ by 4″ mail labels with your own personalized Tribe name, Chief’s name + phone and email, just send him that information.

Kustom Imprints is located at 1661 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92867.    The business hours are Mon- Thurs 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Closed Sat & Sun.

Email Mark ahead at:  Mark@KustomImprints.com   and if you have any questions, you can call him at (714) 771-5768 Ext. 106.

 

Indy 500 Results

Below are the top 5 cars in the longhouse guides / princess finals, best-of-the-best race of the 270 racers this year:

1st Place: Ashley Peterson
2nd Place: Ian Jones
3rd Place: Wyatt Hanson
4th Place: Eva Peery
5th Place: Leeland Keith

2017 Longhouse Princess-Guides Finals

2017 Longhouse Princess Finals

2017 Longhouse Guides Finals

2017 Sun Finals

2017 Star Finals

2017 Sky Finals

2017 Sequoia Finals

2017 Santana Finals

2017 River Finals

2017 Redhill Finals

2017 Mt. Eagle Finals

2017 Foothill Finals

2017 Valley Finals

 

Santana Cherokee Winter Campout

The Santana Cherokee had their annual winter campout up in Big Bear this year at the Grey Squirrel Resort. As was the case 2 years running, mother nature did not cooperate with us and provide the winter wonderland that we wanted for our trip. Shorts and some tee-shirts were more the order for daytime activities as the temps were in the low 60’s. But the Princesses still made due and fun was had by all. Friday night consisted of Pizza at one of the local eateries. The girls kept busy that night by playing pool or just basically jumping all over the beds in one of the lofts. Laughter filled the place until the wee hours. Saturday consisted of a great breakfast then everyone packed up and took a trip across the lake to the Discovery Center to enjoy the sites then the tribe took a nice nature hike. Lunch was held afterwards at another one of the many eateries then back to the cabins. Braves napped and kids played until dinner. Our Hunter Gatherers made a great rib and chicken dinner with all the fixings. The rest of the evening was spent relaxing and enjoying ice-cream for desert. All in all even without snow, the Cherokee had a fantastic weekend high up on the mountain!

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Indian 500

On January 24th-25th the Longhouse held its annual Indian 500 at The Village of Orange. Tribes held their car shaping meetings throughout the month to prepare for the race. Jeff Peterson and his race committee prepped the track and installed it in the mall earlier that week. Families were able to take their cars during the week to tune up and practice trying to squeeze out as much speed as they could. The doors to the mall opened at 7:30am both days for the first Nation races of the day. After a few false starts with some timing glitches, we were underway. Cars of all shapes and sizes came out that day. All eyes were glued to the finish-line to see whose car came in 1st place for that heat. All our Nation Chiefs did a great job running their races like a well oiled machine. In the end, all eyes were on the projected race screen for the final results. Every Nation had their top 10 cars and trophies were presented and photos taken of the winners. The top 5 of every Nation had the option to come back later in the day to race all the other Nation’s top 5. Speeds were fast with everyone bighting their nails at the end when the results were displayed. Again the top 10 cars recieved trophies for their efforts. A big Noonay to Jeff Peterson and the race committee for putting on another great race. Also a big Noonay to The Village of Orange for hosting.
If you enjoy this event and would like to become a volunteer like Jeff Peterson and learn how to run this event for the future of the program, please contact Jeff via email on the Longhouse website! To see the results of the all the Nation races and Longhouse finals, click on the links below.
2015 Foothill

2015 mt.eagle

2015 RedHIll

2015 River

2015 Valley

2015 Sun

2015 Star 2

015 Sky

2015 Sequoia

2015 Santana

2015 GuidesLonhouseFinal

2015 PrincessLonghouseFinal

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Chumash Winter Campout

In January the Chumash Tribe of the Sequoia Nation made their annual trek up to the mountains of Arrowhead for their winter campout. The Chumash have held their winter campout in Arrowhead for at least the last 10 years. This campout had the largest turnout in recent tribe history, including eight first-year families and the celebrated return of some recent graduates and their princesses, featuring former Longhouse Chief Smoked Turkey Wing, Sky Walker and Sachem Little Big Man. Arrowhead Ranch and Science Center again proved up to the task of hosting the 40+ braves and princesses in small but comfortable cabins, and their staff took great care of feeding the tribe. The Chumash made a side trip to Snow Valley for sledding, supervised their own turkey shoot, made s’mores at a campfire, held a makeup graduation ceremony under the winter night sky, and managed to finish a record 48 cheese and jalepeno quesadillas. Many games were played, bonds were forged, and no NFL football games were missed. It was good. Noonay!346 365 369 377

Inca Winter Campout

The Inca tribe of the Indian Princesses had their annual Winter Camp-Out in Green Valley Lake near Big Bear. The weather was great for sledding, with lots of fast run and even a jump. At dinner on Saturday, braves and princesses were recognized for “Most Snow in Face,” “Longest Slide,” “Most Spins,” etc. During the talking stick ceremony, both the princesses and the braves said what they wanted in 2015. In addition to sledding, the girls had a “sleepover” in the main room, and played “clubhouse” in the bunk bed room. Everyone pitched in to help with the cooking. Sunday morning, the snow was perfect for making snowman and throwing snowballs. We are all looking forward to next year.

Noonay!

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Star Nation- Holiday Trip to Soup Kitchen

Several Indian Princesses and their dads gave up a Saturday morning to help out the homeless and other needy families. We went to the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana to assist in serving their morning meal. The volunteers also helped sort out, bag and distribute an actual ton of donated groceries from Second Harvest Food Bank. While it was hard work for a few hours that day, everyone left with satisfaction that they helped make this holiday season a little brighter for some less fortunate souls.
A HUGE NOONAY TO

THE STAR NATION VOLUNTEERS of the Shawnee, Cherokee and Cheyenne Tribes!

Mark D. Kuli
Star Nation Chief

 

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Santana Cherokee Support the Ronald McDonald House of Orange

The Mighty Cherokee Princess Tribe of the Santana Nation supported the Orange County Ronald McDonald House children and their families by bringing new, unwrapped toys and gifts. Our theme for the year is volunteering and we’re teaching the girls, and all of you, That it is always better to give than to receive fulfilling one of our aims, “To love my neighbor as myself”.

As you can see by the photos, the families did a great job of spreading the word to friends and family about the needs of the families at the Ronald McDonald House. I think the girls were rewarded ten fold about the need to give at this time of year. The Great Spirit is very proud of these fine young ladies!

Cherokee Prayer Blessing

May the Warm Winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your Mocassins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.

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Santana Nation Hupa Tribe Annual Charity project.

Congratulations to our Santana Nation Hupa. They held their annual kick-off event for their charity drive. The tribe  made “no-sew” blankets that they delivered to the Tustin Area Senior Center’s Senior Santa Project. Members of the Police Department and senior center met with members of the Tustin Teens in Action, Orange County Adult Protective Services and Santana Hupa to accept their donations and place them under the senior center’s Christmas tree. According to Sarah Randall, recreation coordinator for the Tustin Area Senior Center, “We had a great turnout with tons of donations. We are so excited to start our donation drive.”

Through Dec. 23, donations can be dropped off at the Tustin Area Senior Center at 200 S. C St. or the Tustin Police Department at 300 Centennial Way. For more information, call 714-573-3107.

Noonay!

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Santana Nation Turkey shoot a success!

This years Turkey shoot was a big success! We had 156 shooters from both guides and princesses come out and enjoy the opportunity to try their hand at shooting arrows at colorful turkey targets. Once again the CSUF Titan Archery team did a great job of handling this event in a safe manner. No injuries were reported other than the turkey targets! I’d like to thank Greg Assaf, our Santana Nation Chief, for coordinating with St. Jeanne De Lestonnac School as the location of this years event. We had many children from the school join us this year that gave the school some exposure to what we have to offer the community as a Longhouse. I’d also like to thank my fellow Cherokee brothers for their help. (you know who you are!)

There have been talks about having a Spring time archery event similar to the Turkey Shoot. As plans are drawn up, more info will go out to all Nations.

Noonay

Eric Bergeron Longhouse Sandpainter

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