Manataka Smoke Signal News - May 2015

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MAY 2015

 

 

May Day

May 01

Cinco DeMayo Day

May 05

National Nurses Day

May 06

Mother's Day

May 10

Armed Forces Day

May 16

Memorial Day

May 25

 

"All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story." ~Isak Dinesen

 


Manataka Council Fire

 

Dear Beloved sisters and brothers,


Thank You to those who are contributing their monetary and volunteer support for the sacred site...the out-pouring of contributions has enabled us to clean and prepare the site and prepare a new garden.  Our initial plan is to plant heirloom species on corn, squash and beans. We are about to get a permit for water lines, though we have not planted due to the rains...maybe this weekend!!!

 

Today, I write about a pamphlet Lee Standing Bear gave to me, written by Thomas O. Mills entitled "Stonehenge ~ If this was East". (Available on Amazon) In this publication Tom Miles explains the Stonehenge site and many ancient mystery sites around the globe, using the Hopi creation history passed to us through thousands of years of oral tradition. It simply shows, when these sites were created east was radically different, and they are perfect astronomical computers during their time. Current knowledge grossly underestimates their age and cant figure out why they aren't precisely aligned with the heavens today.   Read More...

 

 

MANATAKA NEWS

 

Water and Seed Blessing Ceremony

~Mike Eye of the Eagle Feather Burton, Chairman, Manataka American Indian Council

 

Lee Standing Bear Moore mixes sacred waters of ten vials obtained from around the world. (photo by Joy Harms)

On March 21, 2015 the Manataka American Indian Council and the Adamah Kedosha (Sacred Space) organization sponsored the Water and Seed Blessing Ceremony in conjunction with the vernal equinox.  

 

According to Unify.org, there were over 424 World Water Day celebrations from Turkey to Hong Kong, Australia to Norway, across the North and South America, and so many places in between!

 

Because of welcomed media and internet promotion, there is a common belief that the World Water Day celebrations began with a edict of the United Nations in 1993 to highlight the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. 

 

The truth is ceremonies to honor water actually began thousands of years ago -- almost simultaneously around the world among hundreds of indigenous people. 

 

Manataka continues the traditions of our ancestors to honor both water and seeds during the same ceremony each year at the time of the vernal equinox.  Read More...

 

 

 


 

SPIRITUAL MEDICINE

 

Unify Love - Water

 

 

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HEALTH WATCH

Fluoridegate: An American Tragedy / 15 Min

with captions for the hearing impaired

 

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"We must relearn how to cry. A strong man cries; it is the weak man who holds back his tears." -- Archie Fire Lame Deer, Lakota


Indian men and other men should really meditate on this Elder's saying. So many men have been taught it is unmanly to cry, to show emotions or to feel. When people cry, the Elders say there are two types of tears – one type will taste salty; the other type will taste sweet. One is caused by pain, and the other is caused by the release from the pain, or joy tears. A strong man knows himself and knows his relationship with the Great Spirit. The release of tears is a spiritual act. Our bodies are designed to cry. We should honor our bodies and use them as the Creator intended.

Great Spirit, Grandfather, today, teach me to cry.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

Knowing and showing true feelings is the sign of a strong person. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 


 

EARTH MEDICINE

 

Turmeric: Amazing Health Benefits

By Amy Evans  http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/the-amazing-health-benefits-of-turmeric

 

Aside from the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board in recognizing the benefits of turmeric.

 

Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years. 

 

In addition, ayurvedic and Chinese medicines utilize turmeric to clear infections and inflammations on the inside and outside of the body. But beyond the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board in recognizing the benefits of turmeric. READ MORE...

 


 

WARRIOR FEATURE

 

 

 

A Creator Is Born

Isaac Meyers was born to make people look their best. His mother demonstrated to a young Isaac that make-up can enhance what you want others to perceive about you, and how that can change the way you feel about yourself. In addition, his Kodak and Oglala Lakota heritage Isaac has gained many of the advantages of learn patterns and methods to incorporate into his subjects making them bold and fresh; instead of the idea of becoming just another faceless person in the crowd.


The Development Continues
Isaac Meyers then pursued his Hollywood Training starting with the Cinema Makeup School and continues to keep himself on the top edge of education with others such as the London Film Academy and the Skin Science institute. His travels to Milan, Paris and many other fashion hubs have given a greater insight into the human understanding of showing your inner beauty on the outside.  
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ELDERS SPEAK

 

 

Joseph Beautiful Painted Arrow
Monthly Message 

Ancient wisdom is everywhere.
New knowledge is ancient knowledge - Enlightenment.
This year is 1+5 which is number 6.
Number 6, is for bringing in ancient wisdom that is Knowledge-ment
Knowledge + Enlightenment

As you know each month I talk with Joseph about the current month's art work and this month was no different. I am ever so grateful for the teachings he imparts, so I would like to share with you, a personal note of guidance on viewing his art.

In Australia it is Autumn - a beautiful season of change. We embrace this change by Dancing from Good Friday to Easter Monday. I invite you to be with Australia and Brazil, as our two countries dance the Sun Moon Dance at Easter neath a Lunar Eclipse on Saturday 4th April.

I wish you and your loved ones a Sacred Fire Ceremony. Jennie Coles
 
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It is spring time and here come the monarchs!

These brilliant, beautiful harbingers of spring just began one of the world’s most fascinating migrations, traveling thousands of miles from Mexico in their multigenerational journey across North America. But this rite of spring is in danger. Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted 90 percent in 20 years. More than a billion acres of their crucial habitat has already been destroyed and a million acres are lost every year.

*   Create a Protected Monarch Habitat Highway: Help restore habitat over a crucial monarch migration route from Texas up through the Midwest to Minnesota. 
 

*   Fill Thousands of Backyards With Native Milkweed - the one and only host plant for monarch caterpillars.  Plant native milkweed and nectar flower seeds in your yard.  
 

*    Stop Destruction of the Grasslands where Milkweed Grows: With friends of wildlife like you, we’re pressing the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture to enforce existing protections for native grasslands—crucial monarch habitat that is disappearing faster than any other ecosystem in America.
 


MUSIC

 

Manataka recently partnered with Canyon Records and its distributors to bring our members and supporters the very finest in American Indian Music. Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona. Canyon Records was founded in 1951 by Ray and Mary Boley. Their involvement with Native American music began when Ray was asked by the Phoenix Little Theater to record a Navajo singer named Ed Lee Natay. Boley was so taken with Natay's singing that he recorded a collection of songs titled Natay, Navajo Singer. This album is still in active release.  Manataka completed webpages for over 90 CD collections with many more coming in the next few weeks.  Click on the album covers below to discover a beautiful world of indigenous music!

 

Brown Eagle

Powwow

 Specialty Songs

Aboriginal Hard Rock

Healing Songs

Storytellers

R. Carlos Nakai

Flute Music

Christmas Music

Traditional

Treasurers

Hundreds To

Choose From!

Fast Service

Great Selection

Guaranteed

Satisfaction!

 

 

MUSIC INDEX PAGE

 


 

FEATURE
 
Eagle Feather Case - Update

By Robert Soto, Lipan Apache

 

First and foremost, I would like to thank the countless of you who have been supporting us through the years and have been praying for a victory on the issue of our eagle feathers. I am totally convinced that if it had not been for your prayers, we would not be celebrating this victory. So I thank you for your prayers and for the good lawyers God the Creator sent our way to make sure we accomplished what we started nine years ago.
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As you probably already know, on March 10, 2015 one day short of nine years, the Department of Interior consented to return all of the original fifty feathers they took away from my family at our powwow on March 11, 2006. We all agreed to receive our eagle feathers where the battle all began back on March 23, 2006, when we consented to relinquish the last two feathers that the government demanded of us. Back when this happened I was at a loss as to what to do. To say I was not worried much would be to lie to you. I also must confess that from the first time I was given two feathers for my porcupine roach, I knew I was breaking the law. The agents coming into our powwow to take our feathers from us was nothing new. I had been in a couple of other raids before where government agents raided family powwows and started to arrest dancers and take their feathers away.   Read More...

 


MUSIC

 

Platinum Status for Carlos Nakai!!!

By Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor 

 

 

R. Carlos Nakai (photo courtesy of NAMA)

In recent news that will delight Native flute fans everywhere, The Native American Music Association (NAMA) announced that multi-award winner and Lifetime Achievement recipient, R. Carlos Nakai has achieved 1,000,000 units in sales of his 1989 Canyon Records release entitled, Canyon Trilogy, and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

R. Carlos Nakai received numerous nominations and awards from the Native American Music Awards including; Best Flutist in 1998, Best Male Artist in 1998, Best Instrumental Recording in 2000, Best Flutist in 2001, Best New Age Recording in 2003, and Best World Music Recording in 2006 with the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet. In 2001, the Native American Music Association presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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ELDERS SPEAK

 

"By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety." -- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

 
Be still and know. The Medicine Wheel teaches the four directions of inner power - not personal power, but the power of God. These four directions are emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. As our emotions get too far out of control, we simultaneously create an equivalent mental picture, our physical body fills with stress and tension, and we become spiritually confused. When we experience these uptight feelings, the best thing to do is mentally pause, slow down our thinking, breathe slowly, or pray and ask the spirits to help. Only when we approach the stillness of the mind do we get access to our spiritual guidance system. To be guided, let your mind be still.

Creator, today, let me reside in Your stillness.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka, we teach students to listen for the Spirit inside. Then listen for one's instincts. Listening only to one's desires leads down a lonely path.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 


 

ENVIRONMENT WATCH

 

 

News on Monsanto and Cancer—Take Action to Ban Roundup Herbicide


There’s news on Monsanto and cancer. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) panel of cancer experts published its latest review of the cancer risks of glyphosate (the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and concluded that the herbicide is probably causing cancer in humans.

This is the evidence we need to demand a ban and it has come at the perfect time. Glyphosate is currently under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)which has the power to ban its use in Roundup, or anywhere else.  Please tell the U.S. EPA to do its job: Ban glyphosate now.
    Read More...

 

 


 

HISTORY

 

The Ancestral Land Areas of the Six Nations Iroquois
Land Area of the Six Nations Iroquois in New York State
©by Doug George-Kanentiio

Theaboriginal homeland of the Six Nations Iroquos (the Haudenosaunee) stretched from Lake Champlain and the Hudson River in the east, the Niagara River-Lake Erie in the west, Delaware River and the central Pennsylvania mountains to the south and the St. Lawrence River to the north.
 

Included in this region are not only large sections of New York but parts of Ontario, Quebec, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Within this area dwelt many tens of thousands of Iroquois along with refugees from dozens of other nations. Pequots, Nanticokes, French, English, Africans, Conestogas, Lenni Lenape, Hurons, Abenakis, Tutelos and many others built their communities within Haudenosaunee territory or immigrated to the Confederacy as families and individuals.
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HISTORY

 

Excerpt from:

"Don't You Believe It:
Exposing the myths behind commonly believed fallacies"
by Herb Reich


Boston Tea Party Myth:
On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists dressed as Indians boarded a ship anchored in Boston Harbor and tossed chests of British tea overboard as a protest against a tax on the tea imposed without their consent. The citizens were objecting to a feared increase in the price of their precious tea. So goes the story, memorialized in American history as the Boston Tea Party.

Don't you believe it. 

The facts tell it somewhat differently. The colonists did not expect an increase in their taxes: quite the opposite. Influential merchants feared for their market dominance in the tea trade.  Read More...

 


 

Send now!

 

Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs two new members.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. MAIC dues must be current. Send you resume today!

 

Help Wanted:

Fund Raising Professional needed.  Experienced please.  Email us now.

 

Education Committee needs Teachers, Educators, Curriculum Developers.  We are creating a new approach to teach values in public schools based on American Indian philosophy and customs.  Contact: Dr. Rev. Fred Wilcoxson.

Volunteer Counseling Positions Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  Elder Robert Gray Hawk Coke announces that more professional volunteer counselors are needed for Manataka's free online Counseling program helping hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. There are education, professional experience and licensure requirements. http://www.manataka.org/Counseling.html Email:  counseling@manataka.org

 

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  Everyone is excited!  http://www.manataka.org/page1392.html


 

FEATURE STORY

 

Manataka frequently recognizes other nonprofit indigenous organizations worthy of our respect:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

 

NAAIP MISSION STATEMENT

 

The National Association for the Advancement of Indigenous People (NAAIP) began as a research group studying United States Constitutional Law, Law pertaining to Indigenous peoples of America, and International Law. The group has provided free research information to thousands of fellow researchers, ancestry seekers, native indigenous groups, tribes, clans and nations across America.

 

NAAIP Director and Researcher Hemoc Akan Xelup (Shee-Lup), along with NAAIP former judicial professionals, researchers and other indigenous advocates, founded the institution under “Private Tribal Trust”. They have established an exclusive indigenous member only institution for the benefit of aboriginal people living under the colonized power of the United States Government. Read More...
 


 

CULTURE

Mississippi Choctaw Put Fresh Farm Produce on Wheels
By Sarah Hernandez, First Nations Program Coordinator


Geographic barriers prevent many tribes from accessing healthy and culturally-appropriate foods. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has developed an innovative solution to help them overcome these barriers and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables: a farmers’ market on wheels.

Nearly 10,000 tribal members reside on the Choctaw Indian Reservation, which is comprised of 35,000 acres of trust land scattered over eight communities in east-central Mississippi. Although most tribal members live near the tribe’s main headquarters, many more do not, making it difficult for them to access certain services such as the tribe’s new farmers’ market.
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ELDERS SPEAK

 

Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors; the dreams of our old men, given them in the solemn hours of night by the Great Spirit; and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.  -- Chief Seattle, Suquamish

 
Our Spiritual ways have carefully been given to chosen people. Slowly, through our past generations, through past conflicts, our Elders prayed for guidance, which the Creator provided. Then it was passed down to the next generation through culture, ceremony and oral traditions. Our Indian religion has been tested and is about how we should behave and treat other people, animals and the earth. This knowledge is written in the heart of every person. We can find this knowledge by looking inside ourselves.

My Creator, today, when conflict occurs, I will look inside myself for the answers.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we honor and respect the traditions and religions of all people. We call it "Freedom of Spirit" ~ Standing Bear Moore


OPINION PAGES - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

Believer in India

Dear Manataka,

I Believe I now choose meant that purification of using water. You mentioned as one of visions in the article You sent. Thank You, I am very glad You wrote it.  Beside Jesus, the Ascension is also of course of both, but not now physically why not dying now.   Thank You. I am interested in Your peace wishes using the original pure religions of Manataka respected unoppressed in friendship with all the religions including Christianity, and I am interested in Peace of the Rainbow Lady and keeping of the sacred traditions purely of Manataka.  Thank You  ~Vishnu Sippora    Read More...

 

READ MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - MAY 2015

 


HISTORICAL INDIAN MAPS


May 1-3, 2015

Spring Spiritual Gathering and Healing Bear Dance

725 N Barlow Lane Bishop, CA

Come join us in our Spring Gathering.

Friday, May 1st Sunrise Ceremony Sunrise Community Sweat 4:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm Talking Circle 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 2nd Sunrise Ceremony Sunrise Dinner 6:00 pm Traditional Dancers & Healing Bear Ceremony 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 3rd Sunrise Ceremony Sunrise Community Sweat 9:00 am Brunch 11:00 am Closing Talking Circle 12:00 pm

This event is POTLUCK, so please bring something to share with everyone!  As all events and gatherings, there are protocols to be followed; please dress appropriate for ceremony, ladies please wear skirts (this is per our Elders) and ladies on their moon should not attend, since they won’t be able to attend sweat or go into the ceremonial area. No healings or other ceremonies will be allowed on the premises without the permission of your host.   There is camping area available and restrooms, for hotel or motel information please call us to send you information on our local hotels or motels. Bring your lawn chairs!  Our Events and Gatherings are for our Native and Indigenous Families! 

Qwina & Irma West 725 N Barlow Lane Bishop, CA 93514  760-937-3391  A sign will be next to the mail box

 


 

Home Herbalist Classes and Apprenticeships
Monthly workshops on 4th Saturdays for the aspiring home herbalist. Experience the various phases of medicinal and edible wild plants through the year. Learn to when and how to harvest, preserve and make medicine from plants. Explore a variety of topics of interest to the home herbalist.  Home Herbalist Course: 9 Saturdays (1 per month) $250.  Single Classes: $30 - $45.  Apprenticeship Course: 18 classes (2 per month).  Independent Study: $580
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt3smrXkVpE

SacredEarthArts@aol.com www.SacredEarthArts.com 816-547-0266  

 

May 2 - May 3, 2015

Powwow on Manatawny Creek
Pottstown Memorial Park, (Manatawny Park) Pottstown, PA
Location: 75 West King Street Pottstown, PA 19464 USA
Contact: Ronnie Williams naheritagecircle@comcast.net

Directions: Pottstown is located 29 miles East of Reading, PA; 41 miles Northwest of Philadelphia via route 422 and 32 miles South of Allentown via route 100; Fees: $6.00/day or $10.00 2-day pass - (active-duty military and children under 6 free)
Camping: limited camping is available but no fires are allowed; Details: Host Drum - Medicine Horse Singers. Entertainment by Spirit Wing. Grand Entry at 12:00 Noon. Head Man dancer - Matt White Eagle. Head lady Dancer - Chris Mourning Dove. Intertribal Dance, crafts, story telling, food raffles, free children's events and more. Wheelchair accessible and handicap parking will be available. This is a rain or shine event

 

May 2 - May 3, 2015

30th Annual UCLA Powwow
Los Angeles, CA 90095 Los Angeles, CA 90095 USA
American Indian Student Assoc. 310-206-8043 powwow@ucla.edu

Free/open to the public Parking available in parking lots 4 & 8- $12 per day; Head Staff: (TBA Shortly) Northern Drum Southern Drum Head Man Head Woman Arena Director Master of Ceremonies Head Judge California Golden State Gourd Society Spoon Keeper Bird Singers Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Princess 2014-2015 Susan Jackson Events for American Indian Staff and American Indian Alumni! Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant Dancing and Singing Contest- All dancers and drums welcome. American Indian Arts and Craft Vendors Native Food Vendors  www.uclapowwow.com

 

May 3 - May 3, 2015

Keepers of the Peace Powwow
Trophy Point, West Point, NY West Point, NY
United States Military Academy West Point West Point, NY 10996 USA
Contact: Mark Smith 845-938-3136 mark.smith@usma.edu

Directions: Shine: Trophy Point Amphitheater; Rain: Eisenhower Ballroom
Fees: Free  Camping: none   Details: Grand Entry 1pm and 4pm; Extreme Raptors 12pm and 3pm; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6N_UotrMnA

 

May 8 - May 9 2015

AICA Spring Powwow
Foothis Equestrian and Nature Center Tryon, , NC
3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 28782 Tryon, , NC 28782 USA
Bryan Barnes 803-667-2613 3dbbdb@bellsouth.net

Directions: From I-26, east or west: Take S.C. Exit #1 from I-26, toward Landrum, S.C. Go 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Bomar Road (look for the Land Mart on the corner). Go one short block and turn right onto Prince Road. Follow Prince Road for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto Hunting Country Road (just before the I-26 overpass). Follow Hunting Country Road for approximately 3/4 mile. The entrance to the Equestrian Center, Main Gate Lane, will be on your left just before the I-26 underpass.  Fees: Free  Camping: Camping is available on site. Hotels are available in area. Primitive Camping - $6.00 each/night Open Fires are prohibited RV Hook-up available (Water and electric only) ?$35.00 Teepees Welcome. (Camping Fee is waived for those bringing Tee Pees to Powwow) (Showers are available)

 

May 9 - May 10 2015 : 10th Annual White Buffalo Powwow
Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo Tupelo, MS
2272 North Coley Road Tupelo, MS 38803 USA

Contact: Hal Colston 901-876-4015 tlkstone@charter.net

Fees: 5.00/adults, 2.00/6-14, 2.00/over 65, 10.00/family; Camping: Camping available, water and electricity available
Details: MC: Ken Dixon (Choctaw), Headman: Terry Smith (Cherokee), Headlady: Katie Smith (Cherokee), AD: Grant Jacks (Cherokee), Drum: BST (Cherokee), Food and Drink: Lacie's Fry Bread (Lacie and Cubert Bell, Choctaw), Wayne Jones, BBQ, Event sponsored by Turtle Island Native American Association.

 

May 9 - May 10 2015 : Noxens 10th Annual Mothers Day Pow Wow
Noxen Fire Co. Grounds Noxen, PA
Location: 3493 Stull Road Noxen, PA 18636 USA

Contact: Natalie 570-947-2097 noxenpowwow@yahoo.com

Directions: From North or South, Interstate 81 to 309 North (Wilkes Barre) to 29 South to Center of Noxen and follow signs From East: Interstate 80 to directions above From West: Interstate 80 to directions above or 118 East to 29 North to Center of Noxen,  Fees: Free Parking, Free Admission, Handicapped Accessible.  Camping: Camping is allowed but electric is limited and at the price of $7.00 per day. No camping spaces will be reserved, first come first serve basis so come early. Closest towns for hotels are Wilkes Barre 18702 or Tunkhannock 18657  MC: Richard Grey Owl Greene Dennis Wagners Honor Guard, honoring all vets Drums: Otter Creek Singers, Eagle Thunder, Mother Earth Drum, Pretty Elk Singers Native American Fry Bread and food by Noxen Volunteer Fire Company. Native Vendors Arts and Crafts , Shirts, Leather, Beadwork, Bulk Beads, Books, CD?s, Blankets and much more Sloppy Joe "Wimpie" contest Friday evening, free to enter, Cash prize to the winner. Meals provided for dancers and vendors Saturday Evening Meal ? Potluck ? Bring Dish. Wash stations available.

 

May 16 - May 17, 2015

Honoring of the Elders Powwow
Tamworth Camping Area Tamworth, NH
194 Depot Rd Tamworth, NH 03886 USA

Aric Junkins - Little Fox 603-617-5852 honoringoftheelders@gmail.com

Directions: From I-93 in New Hampshire: Take Exit 23 to Route 104 East, then U.S. Route 3 North, then Route 25 East, then Route 16 North for 1/2 mile. Take a left onto Depot Road. We will be 3 miles on the left. From I-95 in New Hampshire: Take Exit for Spaulding Turnpike / Conway & White Mountains Area. (This is also Route 16.) Travel about 11/2 hours North on Route 16 / Spaulding Turnpike. In West Ossipee, there will be a McDonald's on your right. Continue North on Route 16 for 1/2 mile past McDonald's, then take a left onto Depot Road. We will be 3 miles on the left.  Fees: 12 and under Free, 55 and over Free. Teens 13-17 $2.00 Adults 18+ $3.00 Suggested Camping: Rough camping for dancers, vendors and drums is free. All Others Please contact the Tamworth Camping Area (603) 323-8031.   Details: This is a gathering of North American First Nations people who join in dancing, singing and drumming and other activities, and they are representing various tribes and styles. The Powwow is a time of preserving a rich heritage and keeping the traditional ways alive. It is for celebrating, sustaining and bridging the traditions of the Native people. The Powwow is a time to laugh and have fun, a time to gather with old friends and to make new friends. Powwow activities are social and recreational, but in many ways it has a deeper spiritual and religious significance.

 

May 16 - May 17, 2015
Ontelaunee Park 8th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Ontelaunee Park New Tripoli, PA
7344 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066 USA

Contact: David Weckerly 717-944-7557 stonewolf1952@aol.com
Directions: From NE Extension of PA Turnpike, take Allentown exit; take I-78 West, then Route 100 North; left onto Route 309 North; left onto Route 143 South. Go about 2 miles, through New Tripoli, to Ontelaunee Park on left. From I-78 East, take Lenhartsville exit; left onto Route 143 North. Go about 1.2 miles to Ontelaunee Park on the right. Fees: $7 per person ($10 for 2 day pass); $5 for seniors ($8 for two day pass); kids under 12 free. Camping: Camping available for dancers and vendors only. Details: MC: Jamie Oxendine Head Dancers: Elkspirit Bass and Diane Hummingbird Larkin Head Vet Dancer: Bill Crazy Eagle Harrison Head Drum: Eagle Thunder Performance By: Spirit Wing

 

May 16 - May 16, 2015

In Honor of Our Children Powwow
Kelso High School Kelso, WA

Mike Brock 360-425-0806 m.brock211@gmail.com

 

May 16 - May 17, 2015

22nd Annual Drums on the Pocomoke
1 Bridge Street, Cypress Park Pocomoke City, MD
Contact: Quiet Bear 302-539-8890 bearseeseagles@msn.com

Web Address: www.assateaguepeopleofdelmarva.org

Fees: Adults: $5 Children 6-12: $3 Children 5 and under: Free Active military I.D.: Free
Gates open at 10am, Grand Entry is at noon, Event closes at 5pm.

 

May 16 - 17, 2015
20th Annaul Tunica-Biloxi Powwow

Saturday 10am-10pm ~ Sunday 10am-4pm
Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center Paragon Casino Resort
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA, 71351
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Parking at Paragon Casino Resort. Lodging: Paragon Casino Resort Hotel and RV campground offer a Powwow rate.
Admission: General Admission - $5; Children (5 yrs & Younger) - $3; Registered Drum (singers) and Dancers (in regalia) with numbered credentials will be admitted free. Paragon associates with badges will be admitted free. Tunica-Biloxi family members will be admitted free.  Featured Permances: Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers; Native American Dance Competition: (13 categories): Golden Age (Age 50 & Up; 4 categories ~ Men & Women’s Northern and Southern), Adult (Ages 18-49; Men & Women categories), Junior (Ages 11-17; Boy & Girl categories), Chicken Dance category - Adult (Age 18+). Tiny -Tots (10yrs. & under on Sat & Sun.). Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants. Drum (Singing) Ccntest:
The drum competition will be split into Northern and Southern categories. Registration for the dance and drum competition will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon.  *Competition Points start at 1PM Saturday. Grand Entries Registration: (Dance & Drum) Saturday, May 16, 1:00PM & 7:00PM Saturday, May 16 ~ 8:00AM - 12:00PM  Sunday, May 17, 12:00PM (Noon) Pow Wow ends @ 4:00PM The Powwow features over 35 food and craft vendors. Contact Sharon @ 800-946-1946, ext. 1923 or
avosar@paragoncasinoresort.com

John Barbry (800) 272-9767, ext. 6412, or jdbarbry@tunica.org   www.tunicapowwow.org

 

May 01  10, 2015

Arts & The Park

Various location at Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

 

June 6 - 7, 2015
Aspen Eco Fest 2015
www.AspenEcoFest.com

Shae@AspenEcoFest.com

www.aspenecofest.com/register.htm

 

June 12-14, 2015
Friends of the Intertribal Gathering at Fort Robinson in Crawford, Nebraska
A Contest, Family Oriented, Alcohol/Drug Free Powwow.
This year we are honored to have the Seneca Smoke Dancers from New York.

Vendors:  (308) 632-1311, Fax (308) 632-7671 panhandle.rcd@allophone.com

 

July 17, 2015 6:00pm PDT - July 19 at 6:00pm in PDT
Redbird's 2015 Children of Many Colors Intertribal Powwow
Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

Corina Roberts redbirds_vision@hotmail.com

 

 

September  28th – 30th, 2015
Indigenous Men’s Conference

Indigenous Women’s Conference

Hilton Hotel, Darwin, Australia

Indigenous Conference Services is proud to host five great conferences this yea

http://www.indigenousconferences.com/
adminics@iinet.net.au

 

October 7 - 9, 2015

National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference

Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Australia

http://www.indigenousconferences.com/
adminics@iinet.net.au

 

October 19 - 21, 2015

Indigenous Board of Directors Conference

Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Australia

http://www.indigenousconferences.com/
adminics@iinet.net.au

 

December 1 - 3, 2015

National Indigenous Health Conference

Shangrila Hotel, Cairns, Australia

http://www.indigenousconferences.com/
adminics@iinet.net.au

 


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