Sunday, March 29, 2009

On the Road Again......

We will be heading out on the trail for a while,  Check the pow wow page on the dot com for specifics.  We will be at the preserve for 3 weeks in between, crafting and relaxing.  I will have the skycomp for updates and posting bloggy-woggs and pictures and such. 

***Update on the JERK photographer - he blocked all emails from the family and deleted all comments on his website from people.  He HAS NOT Removed the pictures of the Eagle Staff either!! He will get what he deserves!

***NOTE ~ If you do not hear from me, I am on the mobile and may not have your e-mail on here, so send me an e-mail and I will always respond.  Love you all ~ Travel Well ~ See you on the trail!!




Friday, March 27, 2009

Guy is Selling pow Wow pics!!! PLEASE READ!!!!

Greetings Everyone,
It has come to our attention that James Wilson, a commercial photographer, has taken photos of Thundering Spirit Pow Wow and has them online for sale.  We are in NO WAY condoning this action or have anything to do with it.  We have tried to contact the man through his website by 2 different e-mail addresses and they both bounced back.  One thing we can do publicly, is add comments to the photographs and album.  If you feel as strongly as we do about the fact that this man has no right to sell photos of dancers without their permission.  We are asking that you also leave comments about these pictures. 
Also, we are sending this out to warn other pow wow promoters that this man is around and visiting local pow wows.  **picture of James Wilson is attached
He has several photo albums of many other pow wows.  the web site is: 
The page of Native American Pow Wows and events is:
and the Thundering Spirit Photo Album is:
As you will see if you visit this site and photo album, We have left a comment about how inappropriate what he has done is.  We have also asked him to remove the pictures of the Eagle Staff as these are Most Inappropriate. 
Thank you for your support.

Thundering Spirit Family

Pow Wow March 5-7, 2010
PO BOX 1141 ~ Eustis, FL 32727

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Upcoming Florida Pow Wows

We will be setting up at Chambers Farm Pow Wow then on to Red Eagle Lodge. Then a relaxing stay at the preserve to craft and visit with the wildlife.  Then to Mothers Day Pow Wow in Dade City.  Come on out to pow wow, and visit with us!   Check my dot com pow wow calendar for more info and links, and summer pow wows throughout the south east.

March 27 - 29, 2009 ~ FIHA 44th Annual Pow Wow

Savannas Recreation Area ~ 1400 E Midway Rd. Ft. Pierce, FL

Gates Open 10am daily; MC - Jamie Nemeth; Host Northern Drum - Sacred Ground; Host Southern Drum - Falcom Singers; AD - Lee Young; Head Veteran - Joe Watson; Florida Indian Hobbyist Association


   April  3 - 5, 2009 ~ 30th Annual  Chambers Farm Spring Gathering

Ft McCoy, Florida

MC ~ Rick Bird; Performer - Albert Gray Eagle; Host Drums -Billy Evans Horse and the Tinedooah Family Drum; Arena Director - Duane Whitehorse; Head Man - Bronson Hay Wahey & Head Lady - Maria Whitehorse; Contact Information - Dan Berke - 706-983-9367  

  April 10 - 12, 2009 ~ Red Eagle Lodge 9th Annual Intretribal Pow Wow

 Floral City County Park, Citrus County, FL

Red Eagle Lodge of West Central Florida in Conjunction with Citrus County Parks & Recreation

The Park is locateed approximately 8 miles South of Inverness, on US 41, and approximatley 13 miles North of Brooksville ~ Primitive Camping on-site for performers and vendors, Entry Donations $3 adults, $1 kids, Kids 5 and Under FREE, Elders 60 and older $1, Gates Open Friday and Saturday from 9am - 8pm ~ Sunday from 10am - 5pm. Grand Entry Friday 5pm - Saturday 1pm & 5pm - Sunday 1pm; Host Drum -  Drum of the Descendants For additional Information Contact Pansey Cleaveland, President (352)400-5644; email - or John L. Porter, Secretary & Logistics (352)563-2817 e-mail -  website -

   May 8 - 10, 2009 ~ 17th Annual Mothers Day Native American Pow Wow

Withlacoochie River Park ~ 12449 Withlacoochie Blvd., Dade City, Florida

"Mittie, Robert Wood, and family are back to stay" There will be 35 Vendors, 2 Demonstrators, and 2 Food Vendors - Set up On Wed & Thurs - All School Children on May 8th - For more info call or e-mail ~ Mittie Wood 1-352-583-3388 or or Sharon Thomas 1-352-521-3012 or Withlacoochee Native American Indian Culture, Inc. PO BOX 215 - Trilby, Florida 33593-0215 - No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Firearms, All Pets Must be on a Leash - NO WOLF'S ALLOWED


May 22 - 24, 2009 ~ 2009 North Bay Clan Pow Wow

3733 County Road 2321 - Southport, FL 32409


Drum: Decendants - MC: John Ferguson - Dancing, Singing, Crafts, Food - Friday - Saturday 9am to Until - Sunday 9am - 3pm - Grand Entry each day 1pm - James Bush (850)381-8400

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Passing this along, Nelson is going and would like anyone else who can and wants to - to come and participate.
Message as I received it:
Good Morning --
It was a pleasure meeting both of you in Perry on Saturday.  I wanted to follow-up from our conversation about the Bureau's March 20th event.  As I mentioned, this recognition event for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is the first one we have done at the state level.  I am excited about the event and would like to invite you to participate and offer the blessing.
A little about the day.  This day is set aside nation wide to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS and the devastation the virus is causing in the Native American population.  I am including a link to some Florida statistical information.  I also don't like stats and numbers, but these are disturbing.  Florida ranks 3rd on the nation in terms of overall infected population and see an increase among our Native American population is leading to an increase in mobilizing our population.
I also encourage you to visit the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center website at for more specific information about March 20th.
My contact information is below.  Please feel free to contact me via phone or email if you have any additional questions.
Karen L. Simons
Special Projects Coordinator
Prevention Section, Bureau of HIV/AIDS
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-09
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
(850) 245-4444, ext 2625
Fax:  (850) 487-1521
"....there is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this earth - For Hope..."
Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.
Well-behaved women seldom make history.

For more information about HIV and AIDS, please visit .
Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law.  Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records available to the public and media upon request.  Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure

Thursday, March 12, 2009

NOTICE!!! Zephyrhills Pow Wow Cancelled

NOTICE!!! Zephyrhills Pow Wow Cancelled
----- Original Message -----
To: ****
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 12:45 AM

Osi'yo Everyone,
I am sorry to say that the Event in Florida has been postponed due to the land being withdrawn at the last minute.
Again I am very sorry.
Chief Larry Rabbit Riddle
N&IPTribal Chief
The United Indian Nation
Regarding the United Cherokee Indian Nation Cancelled Pow Wow in Zephyrhills, Florida
Tony and I Will Not participate in the untruth you are telling!  This event is Cancelled because your organization, specifically Tina, (the Tribal Secretary)  never secured the property as we were told.  We beleive we have been lied to the entire time.
End Transmission
Ken and Tony
Any further Questions or concerns can be directed to:
Tina Painted Sky 813-715-6104
Chief Larry Rabbit Riddle 205-489-5406
Chief Bear Warrior Herrod 954-347-1404

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Video's Posted on You Tube!


I have Jackie Bird's Fashion Show Video posted here and

I finally got the videos from Thundering Spirit Pow wow in Mt Dora posted on you tube.  My channel page is here:

All the photographs are posted on my flickr,

AND the Thundering Spirit Website has been upgraded to an official dot com!

There are a few more pow wows in Florida left for the spring, with the final one in Dade City for Mothers Day.  Ken will be the keeper of the circle there, and then its time to head north for the summer pow wows.  Please check out my Pow Wow Page on the dot com and let me know if you have any info on pow wows that are not listed there.

Well, gonna go for now - I have some beading to do.

Much Love and many Prayers,


Congrats Gabbie! Junior Princess!!

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