Monday, February 23, 2009

Heading to Thundering Spirit Family Pow wow!!!!

Heading to Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow - Hope to see y'all there!!  I got some great pictures from the DeLand Pow Wow, I will bring them over from my Flickr account as soon as I can, or visit the contact page for the link.  This is the Big Family pow wow coming up and there are a lot of Great things in store for everyone.  If I don't see yas at the Pow Wow I'll be back online afterwards. Love and Prayers to everyone - Travel Safe ~wrulf


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

On the road for 3 weeks.....

Well we are off on another journey.  I will have the skyecomp to check in now and again, so feel free to e-mail if you need anything.  Here are the next 3 pow wows we will be at - the third one is our family pow wow, so if anyone can make it to that one - It's gonna be Awesome!! Lots of surprises in store for the people this year!  Travel well my friends and family ~ Much Love and Many Prayers ~wrulf

  February 13 - 15, 2009 ~ Annual Spring Festival at Cox-Osceola Reservation

Oklawaha Band of Yamasee ~ Orange Springs, Florida

PDF Flyer

Please join us, the Oklevueha Band of Yamassee Seminole Indians, as we celebrate our annual Intertribal Pow Wow Festivals. We are a non-profit Native American tribe, who for more than fifty years, has hosted festivals and taken part in many educational programs for our young people and adults. Children's Games and Native American Story Telling, Handmade Native American Craftwork, Traditional Native Dancing, Native Drumming, Native American Food, Vendors and more ! Indian Auction and Raffles Daily ! Gate Hours - Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am until ??? Free admission at the gate; donations welcome and accepted.(Suggested Donation: Adults - $2.00 and Children under 12 - $1.00)Gate Prize: Random drawing from each days tickets; must be present to win. From I-75 or 301 : Travel south from Gainesville, or north from Ocala. Junction CR 318 (I-75 exit #368 at the Petro Truck Stop), travel east to end of the road. Turn left on CR 315 at blinking light and proceed to junction SR 21. Turn right on N.E. 243th Street (alongside church at fork in road) and follow the dirt road to the end. Please follow signs posted on day of event for further directions. For more information contact:(352) 546-1386 / (352) 546-5724 -or- (352) 546-5525 

  February 20 - 22, 2009 ~ 5th Annual DeLand YMCA Pow-Wow

Benefit for the Earth Service Corps. ~ Stewardship of the Earth


HWY 92 in back of YMCA ~  Deland, Florida 32724

Gate times: Friday 10am - 9pm; Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm; Admission Donation per person each day $3, 3 day pass $7; Children 5 and under FREE; Host Drum - Family Drum; MC - Dave (White Wolf) Trezak; Keeper of the Circle - Ken Cloudwalker; Head Man - Herb (buffalo Dancer); Head Lady - Raven; Flutist - Arvel Bird; Dancer Luck Of the Draw Contest; All Drums & Dancers Welcome - Grand Entry Friday 7pm; Saturday 1pm & 7pm; Sunday 1pm - Demonstrators, Storytelling, Hoop Dancer, Teepees, Native Food, Native American Dancers in Regalia, Native Crafts & Jewelry, Flute Playing, Childrens Craft Table - Sponsored by Native American People's Society of Florida, Inc. & The West Volusia Family YMCA - For more information please call Jennifer Cyr 386-736-6000 or e-mail - Public Welcome ~ Please bring your chairs and stay a while ~ No Pets Please - The Volusia County School Board Isn't affiliated with this program in any manner, nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for any activities which occur in connection with it.



  February 27 & 28, March 1, 2009 Thundering Spirit Pow Wow

Renninger's Twin Markets ~ 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757


We are proud to announce that the following Native American Performers will be at our Pow Wow:

GRAMMY Award & 11 Time NAMMY winning artist: Joanne Shenandoah ~ 2002 NAMMY 'Flutist of the Year' : Tommy Wildcat ~ Dineh Singer: Allen Mose Jr. ~ Hoop & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Singer/Songwriter: Jackie Bird ~ Singer/Songwriter: Crystal Woman ~ Story Tellers: Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman' and Grandma Coyote ~ Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper - Storyteller ~ Flutist: Utah Farris ~ Aztec Dancers: Tlatlacayolotl ~ Earth, Heart, Man

Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757 ~ Just East of Mount Dora ~ Just 30 miles North of Orlando. Friday  Grand Entry at 7:00pm; Saturday Grand Entry at 1:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday Grand Entry at 1:00pm; Gates Open at 10:00am Daily.  MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Blue Deer; Head Man Dancer: Bob Dubose; Head Woman Dancer: Sandy DuBose; Host Drum: Family Drum Singers; Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker ; Color Guard:American Legion Austin-Giles post #21; Friday is Children's Day from 9:00am - 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 Chair. Tony Ledford  352 636-4271 PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727

Monday, February 9, 2009

The latest blah blah blah.....

I am just posting some things lately to keep active until we get back onto the pow wow trail.  Next week will start 3 in a row - with the third being the family pow wow.  So, we have been extremely busy, but we will try to get back to posting pics, videos and bloggy wogs :) I have updated the product pages on my dot com and rearranged some of my product photos as well.  So anyways, hope everyone is well and Hanging Ten on to the financial tidal wave we are all riding!
Much Love and many prayers,
Tecumseh's Quote ~ pronounced (TAY-come-SAY)
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
by: Tecumseh
(1768-1813) Shawnee Chief

Sunday, February 1, 2009

God and the Spider

God and the Spider

During World War II, a US Paiute marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.

Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction.  Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once the enemy soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge, they would quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.

As he waited, he prayed, "Creator, if it be your will, please protect me.  Whatever your will though, I love you and trust you."

After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy begin to draw close.  He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one." Then he saw a spider begin to build a web over the front of his cave.

As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening of the cave.

"Hah, he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humor."

As the enemy drew closer he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while.


"Creator, forgive me," prayed the young Paiute Indian. "I had forgotten that in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."

We all face times of great trouble. When we do, it is so easy to forget the victories that God would work in our lives, sometimes in the most surprising ways. We must be reminded  that in the Creator of All Things we will have success!"

And remember: Whatever is happening in your life, in the Great Mystery, a mere spider's web becomes a brick wall of protection.


Written by Jennifer Whitefeather Attaway