Eastern Shawnee Tribe members hold fundraiser celebrating their youth

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The Eastern Shawnee Tribe and community members came together Saturday for a native tradition celebrating their youth.

The tribe held a wild onion dinner fundraiser. 

Wild onions are native to the area, so they gathred them to mix with eggs for a tribal dish.

Money from this event will go to the tribe’s 8th Youth Culture Camp which will be held this summer.

It’s a week long and kids participate in archery, horseback riding, beading, basket weaving, and much more.

Travis Patton of  the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklaohma says, “There are a lot of kids that travel and come in just for camp so sometimes it’s their only interaction, so we try to make it as impactful and as focused on them as we can. Just to try to get them interested even if they are not in this community.”

Patton adds they held a silent auction to raise money as well with many of the prizes donated by tribal departments.
 
 

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