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The members of the Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society established an Auxiliary. The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Society with the gourd dance and other activities of the Society; including, dancing with Society members at gourd dances in the proper way, assisting with fundraising, assisting with giveaways, assisting with logistics, participating in cultural and language events, and providing necessary support as identified by the Auxiliary and the Society.


Membership in the Auxiliary is open to all spouses of accepted members of the Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society or those who apply and meet the same criteria as members and are approved through the same process with recommendation of the Auxiliary.


Members of the Auxiliary will conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the elders and leaders of the Society. A very dark blue shawl with white or silver fringe and the large Red Star centered in the middle of the back was adopted as the standard for gourd dancing by women of the Auxiliary and either long pants or long dresses can be worn to dance in, but shorts are not permitted. Men will dance in the dress code of the men in the Society.

If interested in receiving information concerning the Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society Auxiliary, contact the Leader of the Auxiliary at