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Ogitchedaw Veterans Feast

Joseph V. Sowmick - 11-09-2013

 

In an effort to provide regular bonus coverage throughout the month, Team Observer joins with Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Anishinabe Ogichedaw Veterans Warrior Society (AOVWS) in honoring service members at the Ogichedaw Veterans Feast on Saturday, Nov. 9th.  The ceremony started in a good way with smudging from Kent Jackson, Grand Entry Processional followed by a blessing from Elder Marie Meyers.  The evening featured Tribal Judge and Elder Ronald Douglas swearing in the new Ogitchedaw officers and a special recognition from the warriors to SECR CEO Wendy Reeve.  Veterans Nels Larson and Chief Divitt presented special recognition plaques to AOVWS and veteran Mat Wright.  Veteran Eugene “Coke” Walraven was honored posthumously with his widow Tina receiving special gifts during an honor ceremony.  Dr. David Shock concluded the evening by highlighting the 139 men of Company K who took the “Road to Andersonville”.  His labor of love documentary of Native veterans is slated to air Sunday, Nov. 24th at 3:30pm on WCMU-TV.  Please read the December 2013 holiday issue of your Tribal Observer for complete Veteran Feast coverage.  Miigwetch for your service and Happy Veterans Day!