Pow Wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing, renew, strengthen and share their rich culture. Our Pow Wow features authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia. Native Americans ranging in age from toddlers to elders dance in several different styles including fancy, traditional, grass and jingle dress wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Drum groups provide vocal and rhythmic accompaniment to the dancers.
A variety of American Indian culture is also expressed through vendor exhibits of arts, crafts, music, contemporary and traditional foods, and information on social and political issues that currently challenge local, regional and national American Indian communities.
Everyone native and non-native is welcome. In addition to watching traditional dancing there will be times when non-natives will be invited into the dance arena to share an intertribal dance. American Indian Storytellers will share old native stories with the young and young at heart. American Indian vendors will sell Native made arts and crafts such as Native beadwork, quill work and silver. Traditional native foods such as Indian fry bread, Indian corn soup and buffalo will be available for purchase.
This year’s Pow Wow will feature special performances by Grammy and Nammy Award Native American flutist Joseph FireCrow and the Wolf Cry Singers, an all Native American women’s hand drum singing group and much, much more!
Pow Wows offer Native people the opportunity to celebrate their identity and to visit and share with their friends in the greater community. This special event is about building and celebrating community and respecting our culture, history and the traditions of our First Nations People. For more information please go to healingwinds.net, call 413-443-2481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I Walk with Beauty
As I walk, as I walk
The universe is walking with me
In beauty it walks before me
In beauty it walks behind me
In beauty it walks below me
In beauty it walks above me
Beauty is on every side
As I walk, I walk with Beauty.
Traditional Navajo Prayer