Powwow in Fort Erie, Ontario - "Gathering at the Waters"
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Because of the rain and the not announced relocation of the powwow mainly participants and their friends were there. Only a few spectators like me found the way to this great event. Better planing and use of the Internet could have prevented that.
The few exhibitors certainly suffered from that.
Moccasins are always an appreciated gift.
All food was prepared outside.
The rain was gone.
I was pleased that native food was offered instead of hamburgers and hot dogs. Many people were standing patiently in line.
After it had stopped raining, more people gathered outside of the hall. It was much easier to understand each other without the drums and all the singing.
I even saw some of the dancers to take a break here.
Even the princess was dancing a little bit.
The very friendly "Indian" was also dancing.
Some people put money in the cloth.
I came outside to watch the water ceremony which was dedicated to the great lakes.
When I tried to take pictures, I learned that I was not allowed to do that.
Preparation of the ceremony.
Spectators were already waiting in the tent.
I was surprised to learn how many natives are still attached to the nature. I was not aware of that fact when I was driving through reservations.
However, I met many natives with an excellent education who had responsible jobs. Others did not make it and have problems with alcohol and drugs - similar to the "white" people. There are many programs offered to help those people.
It is completely wrong to consider our natives as people of a second class who live from welfare, are lazy and are most of the time stoned. A female journalist from a well known paper made a similar statement about the Newfoundlander and she was completely wrong. It was a stupid form of racism.
Just see how much the native people do to preserve their culture and traditions and how they pass this on to their children. I wish they would include all none natives in this process. This could create new friendships.
Crafts and art work of the native people from North America
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