It is almost time for the "Gathering of Nations" powwow on April 24 - 26, 2008 in Albuquerque. If you are planning on attending make sure you take along your blanket (I always take my blanket with me, everywhere I go - you never know when it might be chilly) and maybe a pillow for comfort when you are sitting and watching all those beautiful dancers. I hope you have lots of fun and a very memorable time with friends.
My latest article is on Powwow Dances, Dancers and Regalia. I hope you enjoy it. You can view it here www.bellaonline.com/articles/art13380.asp
Osiyo! The Cherokee Nation is asking for your help, here is the message from their newsletter:
Call to Action: We need you to make your voice heard today -- literally. The Cherokee Nation Washington Office needs you: to make phone calls to your elected officials to: 1.) stop Congress from terminating the Cherokee Nation and 2.) not to punish the Nation with amendments that would cut funding to vital services such as health care. Since June, more than 10,700 people
have met online to send letters to Congress using http://www.cherokeevoice.com . Now we need Congress to hear our voice on
the other end of the phone line. If you need any assistance with locating phone numbers for elected officials in Oklahoma (or throughout the United States) or to talk about the congressional threats facing the Cherokee Nation, please call 1.877.211.4909 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information regarding the citizenship status of non-Indians, please visit http://freedmen.cherokee.org
cherokee.org web site email@example.comCherokeeLink@cherokee.org
Native American art is a treasure we never want to lose sight of. If you love Native American art then you will want to catch the Arts Festival in Santa Fe on May 24 - 25, 2008, which will have over 130 Native American artists showing their works. Go to http://www.nativetreasuressantafe.org/ for more information.
When you are traveling around the country this spring and summer, looking for all those Native American powwows and events, please drive carefully, check the weather for the places you will be visiting and pack so you will be prepared for anything. Be safe and stay well. If you ever need assistance in locating a health clinic, below is a link to the Indian Health Services (IHS) website. The website includes listings of health clinics and relevant contact information.
National Indian Health Board
1940 Duke Street, Ste. 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Visit my website forum for listings on powwows and other events coming up in May. You can chat with others, share information, learn about lots of things, find friends to console or ask for help or just enjoy reading all the posts. And as always, I welcome your helpful information on powwows, events, news and other Native American issues.
Until next time, take care and
Walk in Peace and Beauty,
Here's the latest article from the Native American site at BellaOnline.com.
Powwow Dances, Dancers and Regalia
A summary of the dances, dancers and regalia seen at any powwow.
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