The Orange Spirit Nation started a new tradition with a back to school skating party. Here’s a full report from their Longhouse Medicine Man & Greeter, Scott “Laughing Fox” Fedewa:
Just as the new school year was creeping back into everyone’s minds, the Orange Spirit Nation held its first annual “Back to School Roller Skating Party” in Orange, California in late August. Nation Chief Steve “Wild Bear” Canto welcomed everyone and, along with his daughters, Little Chiefs Wild Hawk and Tumbling Bear shared the 6 Aims that guide our program. It was great for returning members to reunite after a long summer break, plus we were all excited to meet many new families who joined us for this free recruiting event, too.
Daughters and dads were the primary attendees but we enjoyed inviting the moms and even their siblings. Moms especially enjoyed seeing each of our tribe’s perform their tribal songs, something that had never before been done on roller skates! A fun and easy event, the roller skating party looks like it will become part of our annual calendar.