We have finally arrived home from the powwow wind and sunburnt and happy. We did some good visiting, and even better shopping picking up two roaches. I recommend "Roaches by Camille" she does good work and she's fast.
I honestly believe this powwow has no business trying to squeeze itself into 2 days. I appreciate the sentiment of 'get in and getter done' and all but it would be nice to dance to something other than straight songs all weekend. I understand why that must be. The drum contest and all. I also could not understand why if there was a whole football field to use, we still ended up dancing on a postage stamp. That truly did not make any sense to me. Also there was absolutely no view of the tiny tots and jr dancers from the side where I was sitting so you were at the mercy of the camera crew filming for the jumbotron to get a view of your kid as they were pretty merciless about who got to go onto the floor and watch.
I did like that things moved along quickly and kept very close to schedule. I was also super proud that the new Miss Indian World Dakota Brant is from my Reserve. We have had 2 in the last five years so that is very exciting.
All in all I enjoyed the powwow but I much prefer it indoors. I can't complain about the weather but I will complain about the total lack of view of the dance floor. I think that is what made GON such a good powwow to be a spectator at is that there was never a bad seat in the Pit.
Our vacation was fantastic and we all really enjoyed it and I hope that we are able to return next year and I truly hope it is indoors. Now that our trip is sadly behind us, it is time to get back to work as we have a lot of native dance shows and dance workshops coming up.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Gathering of Nations Powwow 2010
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