Agenda for
Retreat and Reunion Weekend
Woody Island Tribal Council, June 4-8, 2003

Wednesday, June 4, 2003

7:00 pm Dinner at Camp Woody Dining Hall
Oil-Lamp Lighting Ceremony [George Inga]

7:45 PM

Welcome and Introductions
Gordon Pullar, President, Woody Island Tribal Council

Thursday, June 5, 2003


7:00 am Native Wellness Walk
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Retreat Opening. Opening Prayer and Agenda Overview
Gordon Pullar and Bill Nome
9:30 am "Healing Through Culture, Language and Artistic Expression
Kanaqlak [George P. Charles]
10:30 am "Alutiiq Family Histories"
[Database and Ms. Murray available all weekend]
10:45 am

"Preserving Woody Island History"
[Database and Mr. Wooley available all weekend]

11:30 am Free time
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Workshops
Basketmaking [Marti Murray]
Alutiiq Beading [Leona Haakanson-Crow]
Alutiiq Language [Florence Pestrikoff]
3:00 PM Elder Story Telling and Oral Histories
Paul Kahutak, George Inga, Mitch Gregoroff and Sven Haakanson, Sr. (video)
Moderated by Chris Wooley and Gordon Pullar
4:30 PM Free time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM

"Woody Island Tribal Council: What It Is, Who We Are"
Gordon Pullar

Introduction to Talking Circle:
ANCSA, Regional, Village and Tribal Issues: What They Mean To Us.
Kanaqlak [George P. Charles]


Friday, June 6, 2003


7:00 am Native Wellness Walk
8:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Alutiiq Language
Florence Pestrikoff
11:00 am Workshops
Basketmaking [Marti Murray]
Alutiiq Beading [Leona Haakanson-Crow]
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Elder Story Telling and Oral Histories
Bill Nome, Dorothy Bactad and Margaret Peterson
Moderated by Chris Wooley and Gordon Pullar
3:30 PM Gravesite Commemoration for Dan Harmon/Fred Simeonoff
Father Benjamin Peterson, LRRP Vets and Harmon Family
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM

"Alaska Native Identity" and "Who Are Creoles?"
Gordon Pullar

Talking Circle: Alaska Native Identity
Kanaqlak [George P. Charles]


Saturday, June 7, 2003


7:00 am Native Wellness Walk
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Introduction to Archeological Site Field Work
Chris Wooley and Sven Haakanson, Jr.
9:30 am

Workshops

Archaeology of Woody Island Field Work
Chris Wooley and Sven Haakanson, Jr.

Alutiiq Beading
Leona Haakanson-Crow and Pat Lekanoff-Gregory

10:30 am Same as 9:30
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Masks in Alutiiq Culture
Sven Haakanson, Jr.
3:00 PM Free Time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM

Talking Circle: Summing Up and Looking Ahead
Kanaqlak [George P. Charles]


Sunday, June 8, 2003

8:30 am

Breakfast and Departure