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IMAGE 2015 Three Sisters - 20th Anniversary - Dinner

Harbinger of Spring


As the sun set on a bitter winter season, a tiny, sealed envelope graced with a picture of the Three Sisters held within it promise of the spring season to follow – these precious seeds packaged together served as a subtle reminder that these sisters should always be together.

Nearly 100 Oneida gathered for the 20th anniversary celebration known as the Three Sisters Dinner. The annual event, a harbinger of spring, was held for the first time at the Shenendoah Clubhouse, and was sponsored by the Oneida Indian Nation Health Services Diabetes Program.

Following a traditional opening by John Logan (Wolf Clan), Mike Washo, registered dietitian/diabetes coordinator, addressed the benefits of the Three Sisters, considered to be special gifts from the Creator. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle one must eat a balanced diet, be active, and honor the Three Sisters. ...
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