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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.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
Some of Marjorie's work.
Marjorie Henhawk is crafting beautiful moccasins.
Elizabeth, my wife always buys them as gifts for friends. Eventually we will visit Marjorie in Hagersville, but I have to find out where she lives.
Marjorie was continuously working on the crafts. She was always friendly when I came to her table.
Along time ago - before Internet became popular we tried to sell art and craft work from our natives in Germany, We failed because our so called "partner" never paid us.
I still can see a market in Europe, but am too old now to get involved personally on such a project. However I can help with advise and web design.
When Elizabeth and I lived in Germany for over one year we visited events where everybody came dressed up as cowboys or "Indians -Indianer". We had lots of fun and Elizabeth was even singing on stage!

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
Moccasins are always an appreciated gift.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
All food was prepared outside.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
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.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
Even the princess was dancing a little bit.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
The very friendly "Indian" was also dancing.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
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.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
Preparation of the ceremony.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
Spectators were already waiting in the tent.

Fort Erie, powwow, tourism, travel guide
In front of the tent where the ceremony was celebrated a little fire was started.


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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