Friday, October 25, 2013

Pow-wow and the dance of the first nations

I am deeply influenced by the environmental wisdom and spirituality of Native Americans. I have wished to witness a Sun dance or a Pow-pow for a long time. This summer, I got a wonderful opportunity to attend the pow-wow and traditional gathering of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation about 25 miles south of Hamilton, Ontario. We spent the day immersed in the colorful sights and sounds of drums, songs and dances of the first people.

My daughter and I made native Indian bracelets from beads, bones and tanned leather.

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