To celebrate the return of our National bird, the great Bald Eagle, the Standing Bear Council will host their Winter Gathering and their annual Great River Eagle Days with a variety of activities throughout the weekend. The events are open to the public.
The event honors Native American traditions with a variety of sacred ceremonies and entertainment features. Entertainment will be Omeyocan Dancers Saturday 3pm and Sunday 2pm.
Native American vendors and food booths will be on site both days, offering authentic “Fry Bread” and fare. Again this year, will be the expanded area for children’s educational and fun activities. The Native American dancers and drum will perform throughout the event. New this year will be the Grey Cloud Singers. Dancers dressed in Native regalia are invited to dance with prizes to be awarded.
Participants are encouraged to take advantage of eagle-watching on Saturday and Sunday at Quincy’s Lock and Dam 21 from 9am-2pm. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers rangers will be available with complimentary scopes at the site. Lock and Dam 21 is on Lock and Dam Road, off Gardner Expressway. The best viewing spot is from the adjoining boat ramp.
Native Drums and Dancing
Native American Educators Flute playing - children's crafts
Native Food - Indian fry bread, Indian Tacos
Door Prizes Silent Auction
Demonstrations - Displays - Artifact Show
9am - 2pm: Riverfront Eagle - Viewing
12:30pm: Grand Entry
3pm: Entertainment Omeyocan Dancers
Admission into the event is $5.00 for ages twelve and older and $3 for adults over sixty.