Pow wow time: My experience and why I enjoy them so much
Everyone on the dance floor!
Happy Easter to all! It is another sunny Spring day on the Canadian West Coast. Nature is awake and beautiful and love is in the air 🙂 Needless to say, I am feeling good! Before I go to a friend’s place for Easter dinner, I thought I would talk about something that does make me very happy: Pow wow time 🙂 If you follow this site’s Facebook page, you probably have seen that I went to a Pow wow last night. If not, click on the link I just inserted and go check out the videos I posted! This post will focus mostly on the Pow wow I attended last night. To learn more about the Pow wow ceremony, I strongly encourage you to read my previous article explaining it. But for now, it is Pow wow time!
Native American Counting Coup: A practice of the Great Plains
Man holding a coup stick
How is your weekend going? Mine is going fantabulous as a person close to my heart would say. Isn’t that just a great made up word! I am loving my weekend for real. Even though it is raining on the West coast today. As the same person would say, when it is raining, it is because Mother Earth needs to cleanse herself. What a great way to look at it! Anyhoo, I was thinking about what to write about yesterday. And then I remember that I posted a picture a few days ago on this site’s Facebook page of a man holding a coup stick. So today, we will learn about Native American Counting Coup, a practice of the Great Plains people. Are you intrigued? Yes? Let’s do this then 🙂
I hope you are having a great weekend. In the Pacific Northwest, we are seeing and feeling Spring in the air! The trees are blooming (you might have seen the pictures I posted on Facebook), the temperature is mild, the birds are singing. And the rain is falling….It is the Pacific Northwest after all! 🙂 Nevertheless, I would not want to live anywhere else. It is a land full of culture, traditions and the scenery cannot be beaten. Mother Earth is beautiful and I am thankful for all my relations in nature.
So today I thought I would discuss a beautiful tradition of this territory: the Pacific Northwest Potlatch. You are probably wondering what that is. So let’s get started! Continue reading →
Chief Dan George: Tribal leader, activist, author and actor
How is everyone doing? I am away from home this weekend for a much due visit to my family. I am however missing my home with all the ceremonies and culture it has. I just miss home. However, I am grateful to be surrounded by love. So, as I am not on the West Coast right now, I thought I would write an article about a great leader from that area: Chief Dan George. Oftentimes known (and sometimes criticized) for his acting career, Chief Dan George was also a residential school survivor, a leader and outspoken about the rights of Indigenous people. Let’s hear about his life and great and wise words.