2018 ITG Volunteers Needed


The Northern California Indian Development Council has begun planning for the 37th Annual Elders Dinner and Intertribal Gathering. The event is to be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday November 10, 2018 at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds in Eureka, CA. The Inter-Tribal Gathering is one way of sharing the cultures of the various California Indians with the broader community. 

The main features of the gathering are the Turkey dinner served from Noon to 4 PM and a traditional gift giving ceremony to all Honored Elders in attendance, regardless of race. The event includes a special honoring of all our Veterans. This year there will be demonstrations of traditional Tribal dances from the Tolowa, Yurok, and Karuk Tribes. Special performances by the Aztec dancers and a traditional Hoop Dancer will round out the event. There is no charge for entrance to the Gathering and the dinner is free to all Elders (age 55 & over).  For those under 55, an $8.00 donation for a dinner ticket is requested.

Native communities have long respected the gift of elders and enjoy this time to show them how much they are appreciated. Community support is being sought this year to once again ensure the success of this gathering. Numerous volunteers are needed to help serve and prepare approximately 2,500 meals the day of the event, and to provide assistance in set up, hosting and clean up before and after the Gathering.

Dedicated volunteers are needed in varying shifts for the following:
All shifts are a minimum four-hour commitment

Set-up - Friday ~ November 9th: 10 AM-5 PM
Pantry stocking
Inventory and staging
Loading and unloading trucks
Cleaning of floors and benches
Chair and table set up and decoration

Event – Saturday ~ November 10th: 9 AM-8 PM
Food servers
Recycling team
Dining hall attendants
Experienced food handlers
Gate & Ribbon attendants
Janitorial services (primarily trash can monitoring)
*Evening cleaning crew for tables and chairs (5-8 PM)

Clean-up - Sunday ~ November 11th: 10 AM-5 PM
Table and chair removal
General clean up & recycling
Loading and unloading trucks
Trash removal and other janitorial duties as needed


For more information, to donate or volunteer, please contact us at
(707) 445-8451 or info@ncidc.org.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!