In this month before the annual gathering of the Rainbow family, I’ve received a heartfelt communication by a rainbow brother that brought back many moving memories. The international Rainbow movement-family-tribe-nation are Men and Women of all races who reject the current system.
The modern Pow Wow is a time for celebration of Indigenous community and identity. It’s also
an event that honours our heritage and proudly reaffirms First Nation’s culture
and traditions. The Pow Wow has two aspects: the traditional Pow Wow and the competitive Pow Wow.
The traditional Pow Wow is an event that focuses on Indigenous traditions and spirituality.
The competition Pow Wow is the expression of the cultural character of the event. It’s also the
opportunity for participant dancers and musicians to receive prizes.
Whether it’s the traditional Pow Wow or competitions, you’ll always find artists, artisans and
people who are passionate and proud of their culture, tradition and history.
These people want to share with you what they hold precious during this
celebration time that’s open to all.
Close to Québec city, in Wendake, from the 28th to the 30th of June come
attend the Huronne-Wendat Nation’s Annual Pow Wow. You will see traditional ceremonies and different dances and singing competitions happening throughout the weekend.
Invocation will have a booth on the Pow wow site so please come and see us. We will be happy to see you and ready to anwer all your questions! I’ll be there from 14h to 17h saturday and sunday.
Happy Pow Wow to all!
Here are some other Pow wow. At these Powwows Invocation will be represented by Pops.
June 29-30 – Ste Perpetuel
July 6-7 – Odanak
July 13 – 14 -Grand Gathering oj First Nations – Mashteuiatsh
3-4 August – Manawan
10 – 11 August -Pessamit
31 August – 2 September – Wemotaci 14 – 15 Sept – Wôlinak
Here is a link to all Pow Wows this summer:
Porcupine is a very peaceful being, it always moves slowly. If it is attacked, it does not panic it just rolls itself into a ball. Although slow its also happy and serene. It is associated … Lire la suite
This is the beautiful work of my organisors. Won’t have time for much more this weekend.
Sorry if its all in french, we won’t have the ressourc
es or time to translate these events that are happening in french.
There is a prophecy that speaks of the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman. Many of us, especially the traditionalists of Native American descent, have hoped and waited with anticipation for the return of White Buffalo Calf Woman. For those of you who do not know her, the Sacred Pipe, altar of the red race, was given to the Lakota by a sacred emissary of Great Spirit. This was White Buffalo Calf Woman. She came with great gifts of wisdom and knowledge, blessing the people and restoring the natural order of the world and abundance to a tribe afflicted by famine.
There is something that has made it possible for First Nations [Natives of the USA and Canada, Central and South America] to survive centuries of genocide and joint efforts of the colonizers and their churches to obliterate their customs, languages, spirituality and traditions. Curiously it is not what we would think of, but indeed a normal and daily human activity. Laughter!! 😀
Armadillo speaks to us of protection, a protection which establishes the borders of the space which we protect around oneself. The armadillo is really not an aggressive being! It has a very hard shell and, when it rolls itself into a ball, it’s almost impossible for a predator to get at it.
Badger carries the medicine of appropriate aggressiveness. It’s very important to understand the medicine of this animal in our modern times.
Otter is the medicine of feminine energy. This medicine also applies to men as well as we all have a feminine and male aspect within us.
The bat symbolizes shamanic initiation. The word shaman is a word coming from the Toungouse language, also called Evenk, a language of Eastern Siberia, which means “one who was twice born”. Indeed, most shamanic initiations reactivate the idea of dying and being reborn, and most of the spiritual traditions include this legend, this myth, the best known being that of the dead and resuscitated Christ.