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COLORADO SPRINGS INTERTRIBAL
AN EVENT BY ONE NATION WALKING TOGETHER
A Message From Kathy Turzi
With respect to the health of everyone during this challenging time, we have postponed our annual powwow which was planned for August 8th. Stay safe and please watch for updates concerning next year's powwow, as we are hoping for an end to the virus which will allow for a safe event. Many of you have been informed about this discussion, but we are still getting calls inquiring, therefore we feel an announcement would further help get the word out.
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One Nation Walking Together sponsors an annual one-day Native American Indian Intertribal Powwow each year. This event is a celebration of Native history and culture and features Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, children’s activities, Native vendors and food, and much more. CASH PRIZES FOR DANCERS
This is a Traditional Powwow, where American Indians from all tribes join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. About 3,000 to 4,000 people attend annually. This is a great opportunity for non-Natives to learn and ask questions about American Indian culture, history, dances and music. Learn the meaning and significance of drums, songs and dances in Native traditions and culture. See the different regalia worn by dancers as they demonstrate some of the various Native dances. Native artisans will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their paintings, jewelry, beadwork, and more.
Natives, non-Natives, people of all ages and from all Nations and Tribes are welcome. Join us for a fun-filled and exciting day. Please bring a non-perishable food item to feed the hungry.
June 2017, King’s Living Magazine: “The first thing you hear is the beating of the drums. Some believe the beating of Native drums represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Others get caught up in the primitive sound that seems to penetrate your soul. Next you become aware of the high-pitched singing that follows the rhythm of the drum beats. You close your eyes and for a moment you are transported back hundreds of years to a time when the ancestors of these drummers played the same drum beats and sang the same songs in their lodges and villages.”
July 2016, The Gazette: "The pulse of the drums could be felt by everyone in the room. The drummers were chanting to the beat. The Native American dancers, adorned in elaborate clothing featuring beautiful bead patterns and feathers, performed the traditional dances of their ancestors."