"Powwow was an Algonquin term, "pau-wau" or "pauau", which referred to a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders."Pau-wauing" referred to a religious ceremony, usually one of curing. In 1646 the Massachusetts General Court decreed that no Indian shall at any time pawwaw, or perform outward worship to their false gods, or to the devil....
Men's Straight, Men's Grass, Women's Cloth, Women's Jingle.Lancaster, OH This is an indoor Intertribal Pow-Wow. There will be drumming and dancing along with a variety of Native American artists. Head Staff: Dale Old Horn, Crow, MT--Emcee; Lawrence Baker, New Town, ND--Emcee; Damon Roughface, Pawnee, OK--Arena Director; Ronnie Good Eagle, Flandreau, SD--Arena Director; Salina No Ear Todome, Tulsa, OK--Head Lady Judge; Delbert Wapass, Saskatchewan, Canada--Singing Judge. Contest: Drum, Men's Straight and Women's Cloth Miss Indian Okla. City - Susie Factor; Head Gourd Dancer - Ed Yellowfish - Color Guard - Seminole Nation Honor Guard; Gourd Dance; Raffles - Cake Walk - 50/50 - Arts & Crafts - Concession. Staff and Special Guests include: Assistant Master of Ceremonies - Ron Colombe (Sincangu Lakota); Assistant Arena Director - Jay Hill (Seneca/Ojibway); Junior Head Dancer - Sykendra Bell (Choctaw); Junior Head Dancer - Cheyenne Arneach (Cherokee, Eastern Band); Miss MTSU Julie E.We strive to have a friendly powwow where all people feel welcome. We emphasize lots of intertribal and exhibition dancing with no breaks once the powwow gets going. Michael Spears, Lakota; HMD John Maker, Osage HLD Jessica Tahah; HGD Anthony Monoessy; HGDS Edgar Red Bone; HWDS Kenneth Cozad; A. Four Catagories: Men's Traditional and Southern Straight, Women's Buckskin, and cloth. First place: $100., Second place: $50., Third place: $25.; Drum: Bull Creek; Head Man: Brian Belding; Head Lady: Emma Ortega; Head Gourd Dancer: Domingo Flores; Mc: Ray Duncan; Arena Director: Juan Pina; Score Keeper: Charles Smith. Special Demonstrations, Games, etc.; MC: Kenneth "Redhawk"; Head Veteran: Walkingfox; Head Man: Enoch Haubenstricher; Head Woman: Kathy Soggs, Host Drum: Family Drum Singers; Firekeeper: Joe "Quiet Elk"; Color Guard: VFW Post 8087. Ray (Ojibwe, Lac Courte Oreilles/Lake Superior Band); Junior Miss MTSU Kelly Nicole Murphy (Cherokee, Eastern Band) Little Miss MTSU Brianna Jade Murphy (Cherokee, Eastern Band).We feed all singers and dancers at the supper break and have a T-shirt give-away during the evening portion of the powwow. The powwow is put on by the Indian students at the NC School of Science and Math which is an advanced residential high school for students from all over North Carolina. 2004 NAMMY Nominee for Best Instrumental Recording: Native Fiddle and flute artist: Arvel Bird; 2002 NAMMY "Flutist of the year": Tommy Wildcat; The Cherokee Road Dancers; The Talako Indian Dancers; Singer/ Songwriter: Crystal Woman; Eagle Dancer: Na-Me Wind Dancer; Story Teller: Sunshine Badger Woman; Special Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper - Story Teller. Craft and Skills Demonstrators include: Jim Sawgrass - Creek Encampment; Marilyn Huey - Basket Weaving; Ben Kirkland - Atlatl, Flint knapping and Blow Darts; Mary T.Teen Boys and Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Traditional.Junior Boys and Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Traditional, Tiny tots Bird Singing/Bird Dancing $3.00 No admission fee for dancers and singers.
$4.00 Senior 55+ $6.00 Adult 13-54 $4.00 Children 6-12 FREE 5& under. Head Staff: Southern Drum - YB Style, Phoenix, AZ; Northern Drum - Whispering Creek, Phoenix, AZ; Head Man Dancer - Lydall Yazzie, Flagstaff, AZ; Head Woman - Shamaray Yazzie, Flagstaff, AZ; Arena Director - Donald Sabori, Gila River Indian Community; Head Gourd Dancer - Josephy Sekayouma, Sacaton, AZ; Co-Emcee - Gabriel Ayala, Tucson, AZ; Co-Emcee - Louie Cervantes, Gila River, Indian Community. Non-profit - proceeds help to build scholarship fund.
Food and Craft Vendors ONLY call Gila River Fair 502-562-6087or 502-562-6032Womens Southern Traditional; Kimple Family Special $3 - $2 - $1; Mens Southern Straight; Keka Family Special $3 - $2 - $1; Mens Northern Traditional: Johnson Family Special $3 - $2 - $1; Mens Grass Jude Cruz Special. City - Thomas Ann Kaudle Kaule - Little Miss Indian Okla. Indoor arena - Free parking Camping hookups available.
Adult: Pay $150.00, $100.00, $50.00 ( per category - no age limit) Junior Girls Cloth Contest (ages 13-16) pay $150.00, $100.00, $75.00 plus trophies. Benefit powwow for St Labre Indian School of Ashland, MT. Special Invitaion to the Comanche Nation Princess Jessica Blossum Tahah, and other Princesses.
Students and representatives of the school will attend. Host Southern Drum: Panther Creek; Host Northern Drum: Standing Soldier. Southwest Gourd Society 1952 Roadrunner Rd., Tucson, AZ 85719 Michelle Thomas 520-628-7900 [email protected]'s Straight, Women's Cloth, Jr. Co-host are the Comanche War Scouts, OK Gourd Dance Club, and Walters Service Club.
Doors open at 11am, Gourd Dancing at PM, Grand Entry at 1PM, and a feed for all singers, dancers and elders at 4PM. Head Dancers are Frank Little Bear and Marie Dancing Feather. Invited drums are Black Horse Butte, Sweet Water, White Buffalo Singers, and Bum Kneez. Contest Dancing All Categories 1881 WARRIORS Special $500, $300, $200 Sponsored by: George Flett, Koke Brown, David Brown Eagle Boy's Traditional Special Sponsored by Isaiah Wynne Cash Prizes to be announced. Dance Contests Golden age Men & Women Adult Men: Fancy, Grass, Northern & Southern Traditional.
Adult Women: Fancy, Jingle, Northern & Southern Traditional.