Falling Leaves Native American Festival
I attended my first powwow this weekend. I had a fantastic time!
To be honest, I was a bit concerned about the reception my jewelry would get. I do seedbead weaving, but not in a Native American tradition. I make pictorial and sculptural pieces. I was worried that I might be disdained for work that wasn’t in line with the theme of the gathering. I shouldn’t have worried! I was a big hit, and had a fantastic time.
I got to meet lots of people, such as Tom, leader of the Corning Native American Council. And Rita, who was running the event. I met Grandmother Isabelle, who traveled from Canada to tell stories. Joseph FireCrow regaled us with ethereal flute music and stories as well. We even got to see live hawk demonstrations.
The dancing was the most spectacular part. Nahui Ollin Aztec Fire Dancers were visiting from Mexico, and gave a demonstration of Aztec fire-dancing.
There were several thousand people who visited during the day. I was more than surprised that this was only the second year of the festival! I definitely look forward to being part of it once again next year.
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