Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quileute representatives to walk 'Eclipse' red carpet

The Peninsula Daily News is reporting that about 15 representatives of the Quileute tribe will attend the Los Angeles premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on Thursday.

"The five-member council was invited to bring a guest as well as a student from the Quileute Tribal School.

However, Chairwoman Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer decided to give up her tickets to allow other members to attend the swanky event that will unveil the latest movie in the "Twilight" blockbuster series.

Although not one frame of film has been shot on the West End -- where author Stephenie Myers sets her best-selling series of Twilight novels -- the premiere of each film has been big news on the North Olympic Peninsula.

"As the chairwoman of the Quileute tribe, I am honored and excited for my council and their chosen guests," Counsell Geyer said.

"As the days are getting closer, Taegan [Geyer's daughter] and I are very happy that another mother-daughter [Dawn Bender and her daughter, Stephanie] will share the experience and excitement that we felt at last year's event.

"Taegan is truly excited for Stephanie. The movie will be such a hit that this phenomenon is going to be bigger than the last couple of years."

The third ticket was bestowed on Leticia Jaime, a 2009 graduate of the tribal school and current transportation coordinator for the tribe.

Jaime, who is married to Rio Jaime and mother to 9-month-old Donna Mae, said she and the others will leave Wednesday for the festivities.

"I'm honored, and it is such a privilege to go to the . . . premiere representing the Quileute nation," she said.

"I am very fortunate to carry on our traditions and society handed down throughout the generations."

Read the full article here.

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