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Monday, July 26, 2010
Grand River "Champion of Champions" Powwow
This year the powwow started off a bit rocky with all that rain on Friday. The powwow grounds were a bit flooded in the area where the dancers park on Saturday morning. It didn't turn out to be much of a problem as we were able to unload and get a parking spot up top fairly easily. The day saw a few showers off and on so the powwow would pause while the rain passed. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day and we had four of the six of us place. L was 3rd in smoke, J and K were 1st in fancy and I was 1st in smoke. The best news of all was that K was the co-winner of the title "Champion of Champions" this year with Talon White eye. I was so incredibly proud of her. She was pretty overwhelmed with all the congratulatory hugs and well wishes. Oh and yes I did get all of the moccasins repaired.
We headed back to the powwow grounds this morning to do garbage pick up duty. It really wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be and we did the whole thing in less than 3 hours. I was fairly grossed out by the large number of diapers we were picking up. I mean seriously what is so difficult about taking the yucky diaper to the garbage? Why would you leave THAT on the ground for someone else to deal with? Sheesh lol.
We are now gearing up for the 50th anniversary powwow in Wiki on Manitoulin Island this weekend. There are a lot of special contests that everyone is able to take part in. I am truly looking forward to this. The month of August is fairly slow for us performance wise so we will be spending our time enjoying the summer with family and friends on the powwow trail.
What are your plans for August?