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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:25 PM

Great to see so many Native American Nations represented, today

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:31 PM

1. I was thinking the very same...

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:40 PM

2. Mr. Obama paid special attention

as they passed his reviewing stand.

He is very respectful. I love that about him.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:46 PM

3. He has been a friend. He kept his promises.

Chii meegwetch, Mr. President.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:03 PM

4. I was so nice to see the dancers and hear the drums

I have a very good friend who is a jingle dress dancer. She's a member of the Saginaw Chippawa. I'm hoping to make it up to the pow wow, this summer.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:26 PM

6. That's a fun one. So is our Homecoming of the 3 Fires Pow-Wow in

Grand Rapids the second weekend in June. It's held on Grand River right across from the Veterans Facility and the drummers & dancers pay their respects to the residents every year.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:30 PM

7. I used to go to the big UCLA pow wow, in Los Angeles

I got to meet a lot of Native actors. My friend is an actress with a lot of contacts. Very fun and interesting visits, that's for sure.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:54 PM

8. I have to go to at least one Pow Wow a year. I need the drumming

My heart actually begins to beat to the drum. Incredibly spiritual.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:01 PM

10. l love the drums

We Celts have a strong connection to drumming. I know that comforting, healing feeling. It must run in tribal cultures.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:16 PM

11. I've got a little Irish in me too so I have a double drum whammy. We're both tribal!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:40 PM

13. I'm from one of the other Celtic tribes - the Welsh

Kind of 'cousins' to the Irish.

We have a story about a prince, Madoc, who landing in America in the 1100's and, depending on which version of the legend you hear, settled in with the Cherokee, Delaware or traveled far enough to join with the Mandan people. I think it is the Mandan language that contains some suspiciously Welsh sounding words. Anyway, my Native friends figured that whole instinctive tribal pull is why we seemed to make a fast and comfortable connection. When I hear drums, I just have to move. Apparently, atavistic DNA runs strong in my veins.

Life is interesting, isn't it.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:28 PM

14. Aren't we all allegedly some of the Seven Lost Tribes of Israel anyway, according to the Mormons?

Maybe we're all related after all, LOL. When I hear drumming, it's like my whole being begins to hum to the beat. I've heard Celtic drumming and it's really quite similar. I MISS IT! That's what I hate about living in Michigan in the winter--no Pow Wows. No drums. No fry bread, sigh...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:36 PM

15. Ok, you would have to bring up fry bread! Now I've got a craving!

We'd get a fry bread taco - fry bread on the side. Then we'd cover the fry bread with honey, cinnamon and powdered sugar - a little messy but total comfort food.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:29 AM

16. Yum! I can't make it to save my life, and people say I'm a really good cook. Oh well, I can't

bake bread to save my life either, so I guess it's a gift--either you have it or you don't. My favorite is the Strawberry Fry Bread "Shortcake" at the Three Fires Pow Wow in June. It's peak strawberry season, so you take fresh strawberries, fry bread, and whipped cream & mix them together equals a little piece of heaven!

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:04 PM

5. ...

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:58 PM

9. I caught some but did not recognize any particular tribe

It was a very diverse lineup for sure.

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Response to denbot (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:18 PM

12. I didn't see a lot, but I did catch the Navajo Nation Band, Lakota dancers, and

Inuit from Alaska.

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