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

Thursday, March 20, 2008

galesburg powwow a question

The dates I gave for the Galesburg powwow are no good, it was the same weekend as Starved Rock and no one wanted to compete. Right now no date has been set, and I have no idea when it might be. I will say more as I learn more.
We had a good powwow in the men's prison the weekend before last, mostly we just sat around the drum and sang, everyone else just listened and socialized. We took in our big drum this time, we hadn't used it in over a year but it still sounds great, with unbelievable volume. Two of the prison's drum singers are leaving soon, including one of the most important. We will miss them, but they get to go home. We all wish them a lot of luck, and hope we don't see them soon, if you know what I mean.
Nothing much coming up soon, until May when powwow season kicks in. It looks like Pimitoui is going to be held this year, which is great news. We all need to support this powwow, and keep it going. We've lost too many already.
Rosa had her baby finally, a boy, over 9 pounds. Congratulations, Scott and Rosa! Looks like we've got a new singer down the road.
Also, I finally got a computer working for Dinah, she will be able to get email now, call one of us for the address.


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