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

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

powwow this weekend

I guess most people know by now that the prison visit was called off because they were all in lockdown due to racial tension. I don't know if there is going to be a rescheduling or not. It would be very hard but might be possible.
We were going to present their new drum.
We will have practice friday at Jerry's, unless there is a sign on his door. We still may go to Ellen's sometime before she gets back. Also, don't forget the New Windsor powwow this weekend, it looks like the weather will be fantastic, finally.
Rick and Jen are geting married sat., July 1st in Little York. I don't have all the details handy, but it's in the afternoon, and any of us can get back to you.
It looks like Ellen will be back the last of july or first of august.
We sure miss her.

I just found the swearing in ceremony of new members of the Five Nations council.I wish our politicians had to obey this:

We now crown you with the sacred emblem of the deer's antlers, the emblem of your Lordship. You shall now become a mentor of the people of the Five Nations. The thickness of your skin shall be seven spans - which is to say that you shall be filled with peace and goodwill and your mind filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the Confederacy.

With the endless patience you shall carry out your duty, and your firmness shall be tempered with tenderness for your people. Neither anger nor fury shall lodge in your mind, and all your words and actions shall be marked with calm deliberation.

In all your deliberations in the Council, in your efforts at lawmaking, in all your official acts, self-interest shall be cast into oblivion. Cast not away the warnings of any others, if they should chide you for any error or wrong you may do, but return to the way of the Great Law, which is just and right.

Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the earth - the unborn of the future Nation.

Constitution of the Five Nations

P.S. I am still putting up pictures slowly. Check them out at inali pictures in the links list.


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