Native American Council Red Road Breakfast
By Roy Cook

The grand, glorious Ranch at Barona is the round up, wind up annual gathering. Native American Council Holiday Breakfast, December 13, 2003, is a decade of tradition for the Native American Council Red Road organizers: Joe Luna, Charlene Krusas, Karen Elfaln, Leslie Wade, Monica Keller, Randy Bordeaux, Roberta Keller, Alex Martinez, Eleanor Miller, Vickie Gambala. The Dream Catchers Lounge on the Viejas Reservation Casino has hosted the previous Holiday Fund raising breakfasts.

Native Americans Council members donate their time to various projects and committees. Their main areas of support are to: Education, cultural awareness, athletics and health.

Joe Luna took the reins as the event Emcee. He outlined achievements and new directions for the Native Americans Council.
1. Running the Red Road in Balboa Park.
2. Relays on the Rez.
3. Youth and Native American athletic education.

Joe presented the vision for the new decade and a new direction for the Native Americans Council.
1. Golf tournament
2. Native American Challenges.

Attendees at the Barona Ranch were delighted to enjoy the expertly prepared buffet breakfast. Don Vinuagult is a long time supporters of the Native Americans Council and is just one of the business owners who sponsored an entire table of guests.
The Native Americans Council youth Fashion show, many were sidelined by the flu, offered a showcase of our future and was a wonderful delight. It is always good to see the Native American fashions showcased. Young Sam Peters looked real nice and Vera Brown’s nieces were a sight to behold in their pretty party dresses.
Opportunity drawings brought out familiar Native Americans Council supporters. Fine prizes like the two dolls made by local artist, Wanda Cook and holiday gifts were available to all who purchased tickets. List prizes and winners: Remedios Brown was a grand prizewinner of one of the Wanda Cook dolls in Pow wow regalia and shades.
Native Americans Council organizers and guests are still talking about the lovely surroundings and the delightful time at the Tenth Native Americans Council Running the Red Road Breakfast.