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Native American Group Seeks Donations

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Group of Native American soldiers in Iraq are putting a special dinner together Group of Native American soldiers in Iraq are putting a special dinner together

TULSA, OK -- The National Indian Monument & Institute, Inc. is seeking donations for a food drive for Military personnel serving in Iraq to help celebrate Native American Month in November.

The donations are for military members on Joint Base Balad in Iraq. A group of four stationed at Joint Base Balad contacted NIMI in regards to helping them to collect Native foods and recipes for a dinner they are planning for Native American month.

The soldiers are hoping that this event and others they have planned throughout the month will not only bring a sense of home to them being so far away but also help to educate the other military members on their base and to squash Native American stereotypes that they may have.

NIMI is seeking any non-perishable food items, i.e. wild rice, buffalo jerky, corn, hominy, blue corn bread mix, grape juice, ingredients for fry bread or/and other favorite Native American specialty foods. They will be serving approximately 250 military service people.

All donations need to be collected by October 20, in order for the items to make it to Iraq on time.

If you would like to donate you may drop off any goods at 412 N. Boston in Tulsa or Estecate Imprints at 302 N. Main Street in Bristow.

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