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1997 - 2007
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Graphics by Gloria Hazell 1997 - 2007
The background is from a quilled moccasin, graphic by Gloria Hazell
medicine wheel logo was drawn by Solomon Derby and gifted to the Center
for our use.
Thank you Solomon
Thank you for the skill with which you present your products. There are no big marketing schemes, just the simple truth. That is a good thing for people on the internet to discover.
Beth, MN. November 14, 2001
Thank you for your continued educational and informational efforts to protect the Pipestone quarries from those who would misuse, abuse and deplete this precious resource! -
Kathleen, Indiana, April 2002
Thank you, both, for your efforts upon this site. It is extremely well done and informative. Thank you, for extending your time and energies to this site. Walk with the Sun; Dance with the Moon; Sing with the Stars; But always...Run with the Wind. -
Snow Owl, Nevada. December 8, 2001
people who work alongside of me as volunteers at the
Center are very special. In honor of them I would
like to use this page on the site to give information
about them and to thank them for all they do so willingly. - Chuck
This year we are expecting Nico Verhoeve to come over in September to assist us in day to day running and setting up the museum. Nico comes from the Netherlands and we met him back in 2005 when we were in Holland, we have stayed friends with him since. This will be Nico's first visit to the States.
Chuck and Nico on the Isle of Wight UK, September 2006. This was taken after gifts had been exchanged after a ceremony. Gloria and Jan are standing in the background
Wobbe, Kathleen Anderson and Jenny Hazell 2002
Mariska (on the left, above) from the Netherlands
helped us in 2002 at the powwow, and she
has returned again a number of times to lend a hand.
Rosa and Markiska 2003 |
again, this was taken in 2003. With
her are her friends from the Netherlands,
Robert and Rosa, who also helped for a while
at the Center. Thanks, it was good to see
Jenny and Paul who helped us in 2002 and
became great friends.
Thanks go to all three.
and Sheena Anderson
Mariska in the photo above is Kathleen Anderson,
she and her daughter Sheena have helped at
the powwow for the past three years. They
will be returning again this year from Ohio
when Kathleen will be taking over the running
of the taco stand. Sheena is a powwow dancer
but she also helps us out on the food stand
and is a great favorite of everyone.
Kathleen and Sheena
sisters Carol, Maddie and Alice help at
the Center whenever they can. If you call
the Center and Chuck isn't around it is
usually Carol that answers the phone. Maddie
does a lot of the book keeping and keeps
us all ship shape. Alice makes the frybread!
and Maddie both worked at the Pipestone
Indian Shrine Association for 20+ years
until 2000 when they were terminated from
their positions. They then started their
own business Spirit
of Peace Crafts that is also located
in the Center. Carol and Maddie also work
at the Flandreau Indian School.
worked at the Pipestone National Monument
worked tirelessly on many events and ideas
for about eight years. Elizabeth and Gloria
were friends in New Jersey where they both
lived, she moved to Pipestone shortly after
Gloria and her family did, staying with
the family until she found a place of her
own to call home. Elizabeth works part time at the
Pipestone County Museum, is a Reiki Master,
and a Reverend. She was instrumental in
organizing the Pipestone Teen Center.
She gives the Center and the Tiospaye continual
support in all that we do and volunteers
her time to help here as well.
2007 An update on Elizabeth:
Elizabeth is now the founder and director of a womans healing center in Pipestone. Pipestone Wellness Center. They have a gathering for sharing and coffee on each first Sunday of month from 2 to 5 pm .It is located in the old Keyes building. Elizabeth holds various guest speaker sessions and therapies there, including Reiki that she does herself.
Reiki site is HERE
Harper-Whale - England
Edwards - Virginia
Lee - Australia
Goodliffe - England
(Luis) Hawk - England
Stillwater - Oregon
Koons and Anne - Travelling America
DeRuyter - Holland, MN
Buddy Moen - Pipestone
Moen - Pipestone
Moen - Flandreau
Pederson - Pipestone
Feyereisen - Pipestone
Hazell - England
Hazell - England
O'Toole Family - England
the people who help with the Powwow each year,
Security Team: Ray
Derby, Mark Pederson, Cari, George, Reg, Donna,
Dennis, Jeff, Katie,
The Willing Family,
DeRuyter, Solomon & Monica Derby, Gary Erickson,
Cynthia Brady, Jackie & Karen, Ray Redwing, Vivian,
Monica & Melanie, Colleen Bird, Jessie & Channa,
Matt Derby, Major Redwing, Gary Brady, Todd Tellinhuisen.
thanks to the Pipestone Community, Shakopee Mdewakanton
Dakota Community, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate,
Flandreau Santee Sioux, Santee Dakota Sioux and
Mille Lacs Ojibwa for supporting our powwow with
of course there's me, Gloria, but as Chuck's asking
me to write this I can't really thank myself can I!!!! The
work I do at the Center isn't a lot as I'm in England most
of the time, but I do whatever I can do from here as a Virtual
Assistant. The website is my baby, and all the writing that
goes with it, and as you can see I have been redesigning
it yet again. I do hope you enjoy your visit here, please
come again. I must just thank all of you for your kind words
about the site, I really appreciate
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