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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

more on chillicothe

A few more things on the mini powwow at Chillicothe. First of all, the weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot. There were surprisingly many people there, especially sunday, and a good number of dancers. Many of the spectators got involved, which added to the good spirits. Rainbow Singers did their usual fine job, and we were on too, so there were a lot of good songs, both days, and a lot of good dancing. We had round dances, intertribals, two steps, exhibitions, and a rabbit dance. I hope they keep this event going, it's a lot of fun.
Black Fox drum is going to sing at a benefit dance in Pontiac on Sept. 29th, from 12 to 6. This is to help an ill lady, Peggy Bohm/Lee. Everyone is welcome. It's at the 4H park.
We will have practice this friday, tho I won't be there.
I have some more pictures I'm going to put up, but because of my vacation plans, I probably won't get to it for a couple of weeks.
Those of you addicted to the books by the Gears will be interested to know they both have books out on their own. Richard has a couple of them, I will try to find out more.

Monday, August 27, 2007

nice gathering

Sorry I haven't put things up regularly lately, I've been burnt out from work.
The gathering (they don't call it a powwow because there was no evening session) at Chillicothe was fantastic, lots of good people, lots of good feelings. I'm short on time now, I'll say more tomorrow or the next day, plus a couple of other things coming up. I'm going out west on vacation thursday, so I won't be putting much up for a while after that.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

sorry it's been so long

I know it's been a while since I posted. My new job has really been getting to me, plus I was gone for most of a week at a science fiction convention in St Louis. I am going to try to be more reliable.
A few things coming up. This friday we have practice at Ellen's house, we'd like to see a lot of people there.
The 24th and 25th we're singing for a mini powwow at the park in Chilicothe. It's from noon to around 5 both days, no evening sessions, and should be a lot of fun. Hopefully, this will evolve into a full fledged powwow.
Labor day weekend, Rainbow Singers will be at Rockome Gardens for some singing and dancing. I'm not sure where this is, but I will find out. I know they hope to turn this into a full powwow too. Everybody is welcome.
When I was at St. Louis, I went to Cahokia Mounds again. Everytime I go, I'm awed. There was nothing primitive about these people. Then I look around and think about how many mounds there used to be that have been destroyed for no good reason.
I am going to keep putting up examples of careless desecration, but I think right now I'd like to remind everyone that if we don't pass the word about this kind of thing and put it in the public eye, nothing will ever be done. MAKE SOME NOISE!