KEOKUK, Iowa -- The Standing Bear Council will host its January membership meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Hawkeye Restaurant, 105 N. Park Drive, Keokuk. Those wanting to eat are encouraged to come at noon. Standing Bear Council meetings are open to all people, both Native and non-Native. Please bring one canned or dry good for storage.
The Council will coordinate the Winter Gathering, scheduled for Jan. 26 and 27 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy, Ill. Brian Hammill and his son, Steve, will perform both days this year. Brian Hammill is a hoop dancer who is consistently ranked among the top 10 hoop dancers in the world. He was a world champion in 2009, 2011 and 2012. The Council, a nonprofit organization, also will address ongoing requests for programs and events in the tri-state area.
For more information about the meeting and/or about Standing Bear Council's educational programs, call Larry Cooper at 319-795-6718, Dona Herr at 319-520-5919, or Debbie Callaghan at 217-219-1188.