Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tohono O'odham, Cele Peterson Honored at Gala

Los Descendientes 233rd Tucson's Birthday Gala honored the Tohono O'odham Nation with the organization's first Commandante award. In accepting the award, the Nation's Chairman, Ned Norris, spoke of the Nation's long history in our region, and its tribal lands spanning our border with Mexico.

Los Descendientes also honored Cele Peterson and her family for decades of community service. Tucson's Troubadour Ted Ramirez and Michael Ronstadt serenaded her, and more than 400 guests celebrate her accomplishments, enjoyed a wonderful dinner (including birthday cake, of course!) and danced the night away.

Mrs. Peterson accepted her award from Supervisor Richard Elias, President of Los Descendientes.

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