08/13/2017 - Activities At Agate Fossil Beds
During the weekend of August 11 through 13, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day, you will find Jina Red Nest doing beadwork in the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument’s visitor center as the Traditional Cultural Demonstrator. Then on Sunday, August 13, at 2:00 pm, Dave Wolf from the North Platte NRD will present “Water: A Western Perspective.”
Red Nest is from the Oglala Lakota, Oneida and Northern Cheyenne tribes. She and her husband Edison Red Nest, Jr. have lived and worked in Scottsbluff, Nebraska since 1997 and have participated in organizing the Circle the Bluffs Powwow near the Scotts Bluff National Monument since 2006. Red Nest’s maternal grandmother did a lot of crafting, sewing and beadwork and Jina learned many skills from her. Red Nest was always interested in beading, making earrings and rosettes and helping repair beadwork for other people. She learned how to make moccasins and decorate them with beadwork.
David Wolf is the Information & Education Coordinator for the North Platte NRD. Prior to working in natural resources for the last six years, Wolf worked with Senator Ben Nelson’s 2006 reelection campaign, the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, and party politics. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska. Wolf is married with three kids. He enjoys sports, hiking, and watching movies.
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is located just 22 miles south of Harrison, or 34 miles north of Mitchell, Nebraska, on State Highway 29, then east on River Road for three miles to the visitor center. Admission is free.