Sunday, March 29, 2009

Powwow: April 4th and 5th

Miina Ohman sent in this great event that is happening on April 4th and 5th: 37th Annual Ann Arbor Powwow: Dance for Mother Earth

From the website: Powwows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing and otherwise renew and strengthen our rich culture. These gatherings are held year–round and many Native people travel great distances to attend them. The Ann Arbor Powwow is one of the largest student–run powwows in the country, with more than 1,000 of North America’s greatest singers, dancers, artists and craftspeople.

If you've never been to a powwow, it's breathtaking. The dancers and their regalia (not costumes!) are beautiful and intricate and made with incredible skill, the tradition of Native American dance is amazing and the feeling of community is palpable. More information on the dancing, drumming and outfits are at

Hope to see you there. Thanks, Miina, for the idea!

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