events and news of the Inali Dancers, an intertribal native dancing, singing, and culture group in western illinois

Friday, January 13, 2006


This a slow time because of the holidays, and of course few powwows in winter. We do have a performance on sunday, jan 15, at Knox college in galesburg. We are going to talk about tradition, sing some songs (including a variety of kinds), and demonstrate several types of modern powwow dancing. This is from 7:00 to 8:30, in the arts biulding. We are also taking the drum into the women's prison on feb 18, and the men's on march 18, but I will talk about that later.
The Black Fox drum has been having some great practices lately, both fridays and tuesdays, and we are sounding better than ever, if I do say so myself. Dinah brought in a guest last friday, a great retired lady from Wyoming named Jo. She seemed very interested in what we do, and she grew up near the Arapahoe rez so could bring a different perspective (although there is NO WAY we are going to try to sing like those northeners do).
We all talked to Scott on the phone friday, and Ruth is going (or is gone, I forget) out to California to be with him and Rosa and the baby. Scott is getting out soon, and Rich already has him lined up for the drum.
That's all I can think of right now, I will let you know how the thing at Knox college goes.


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