Friday, August 24, 2007

Riverfront Powwow

Riverfront Powwow

My family went downtown this evening to watch part of the Riverfront Powwow. In fact, most of the photographs were taken during Grand Entry; Steve Small Salmon carried the American flag. There's something special about this powwow because of its close connection to our ancestral land near the falls.

I haven't danced "officially" since my father died in 1994, but every time I stand by the sidelines, the power of the drum pulls me in. My daughters and I danced three songs, and once again I sang with the Hall Creek Drum. What a wonderful feeling to hear the songs, visit friends, and feel the connection to our living tradition.

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