Saturday, September 28, 2013

McMaster Welcoming Powwow


It was a great day for a powwow.  The Aboriginal Student Association at McMaster University in Hamilton ON hosted a welcoming powwow and what a fun day it was.  We had plenty of people come by and so many of them actually came out to dance.  The Organizing committee arranged for some pretty sweet catering.   I made a short video of the day I hope you check it out.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

ALCDSB


Last week we visited six schools in the ALCDSB in Eastern Ontario.  We shared Haudenosaunee social dances with the students and our visits flew by.  


Five of the six schools we visited were high schools so we were wondering how well this would go over.  But as you can see from the photos we had no shortage of volunteers to get up and dance.  


While we were out that way there just so happened to be a bit of a gathering one evening.  It was also "Talk like a Pirate day".  There were a couple of people dressed like pirates and I am seriously kicking myself for not getting a picture when one of the pirates was singing at the drum.  That is not something I will probably ever see again.  

It is really great being back working with students now that summer is officially over.  The summer break is nice but we really enjoy what we do and miss the little smiles, giggles and great energy of the students.  


Monday, September 16, 2013

Chicago's 60th Annual Powwow


What a great weekend we had in the "Windy City".  The powwow committee brought us out to do some smoke dance exhibitions during the powwow this year and the hospitality was amazing.  This was the first time that any of us had every been to this powwow so we were very excited to be asked to do this.  

We met some really cool people and were thankful that Heather and Soleil joined us during our presentations.  The Stanley Cup made an appearance on Sunday and we just barely made it in time to get a picture before it had to be whisked off.  Ava is a huge fan so she was pretty ecstatic to be there.  

It rained all day Sunday and the powwow had no rain site. We were pretty happy that the head judge Adrian Cline made the decision to award the prizes based on Saturday's contest only and have Sunday as a social instead of a contest powwow.  He was prepared and had 7 judges on Saturday.  

I will be posting videos from the powwow on our YouTube channel later this evening, surf on over and check them out to see the adult categories contest from Saturday night.