Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Mississippi January 2007

Hey Y'all!
Hope everyone is well, I am back from my trip to Mississippi. And I would like to bring to everyones attention an important observance from there:

They are still extremely Devistated in Mississippi and Louisiana! There are FEMA victims everywhere, poor living conditions in some trailer camps, and TONS of Red Tape keeping these people from being fully recovered.
Just because it is NOT in the news anymore, Doesn't mean it is all over and back to normal. It was quite an eye opening experience for me. I have a photo album of some thngs I saw.

Thank you for listening

Photo album from Mississippi trip

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Thundering Spirit Pow Wow 2007

March 2-4, 2007
Renninger's Twin Markets
20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Just East of Mount Dora ~ Just 30 miles North of Orlando
Friday March 2nd 2007, Grand Entry at 7:00pm
Saturday March 3rd 2007, Grand Entry at 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday March 4th 2007 Grand Entry at 1:00pm
Gates Open at 10:00am Daily
Friday March 2nd is Children's Day from 10:00am - 2:00pm with special Demonstrations, Games, etc.
Please join us for Traditional Native American Culture Including: Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food.
Bring the whole Family and spend the day, Don't forget to bring Chairs and/or Blankets to sit on
Admission: Adults $3.00 Children Under 12 FREE
Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted FREE
MC: Ric Bird
Head Veteran: Ed Roth
Head Man Dancer: Enoch Haubenstricker
Head Woman Dancer: Naomi 'Walela Gentle Flight'
Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum
Firekeeper: Joe 'Walking Elk'
Color Guard: Veterans Honor Society
For additional Information or to become a sponsor,
Call Tony Ledford at: 352 636-4271 or 800 619-0045 EXT. 61
or write: PO BOX 1141 ~ Eustis, FL 32727
We are proud to announce that the following Native American Performers will be at our
2007 Pow Wow:
2006 NAMMY Award Winner for Best Instrumental Recording,
Native Fiddle and Flute Artist: Arvel Bird
2002 NAMMY 'Flutist of the Year' : Tommy Wildcat
Dineh Singer: Allen Mose Jr.
TLATLACAYOLOTL (Earth, Man, Heart) ~ Aztec Family Dancers
Singer/Songwriter: Crystal Woman
Story Tellers: Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman'
and Grandma Coyote
Guest Elder: Kashka
- Tlingit Legend Keeper - Storyteller
Youth Group:
Talako Indian Dancers
For more information about out performers, Please visit the Performers Page

Monday, January 1, 2007

Powwow at the Casements

Ormond Beach,FL
January 4, 2007 - January 7, 2007
Featuring the amazing Big Mountain Native Dancers, Peruvian and Aztec dancers, wildlife exhibits, Native American music, cuisine, crafts, skills, 1-9 p.m. Jan. 9; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 10; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 11, The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. $5 adults, $4 seniors and children ages 4-12.
Yes I know the picture is not of the Powwow. Its a picture of the beach across from the Casements. Sigh. Its a tough life but someone...
Ormond Beach Native American Festival Location: The Casements at Ormond Beach, Florida This is a huge powwow which I've been honored to do for many years. There is a Native area and also a historical demonstrator area. The Alligator wrestling is right in front of my store.!The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Casements serves as a cultural center for Ormond Beach Contact: Jimmy Sawgrass phone: 386-676-3216