Videos: 2011 St David’s Pow Wow Festival

June 19, 2011

The St. David’s Islanders and Native Community are hosting the Annual Bermuda Pow Wow at St. David’s Cricket Club Field this weekend. The ‘Bermuda Pow Wow’ will continue to today [June 19] from 11am – 5pm, with entry costing $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Bermuda Pow Wow St David's Islanders and Native Community June 18 2011 -1-2

This year’s Pow Wow is dedicated to the memory of Alice Lopez, one of the strongest champions of cultural ties between Native American Wampanoags and St. David’s Islanders.

Ms Lopez was an activist and a walking repository of tribal lore who passed away earlier this year. Ms Lopez — usually adorned in traditional Wampanoag regalia – had been a familiar figure in Bermuda since 2002. In recent years, St. David’s Islanders along with local Gombey troupes have also attended Wampanoag festivities Ms Lopez helped to organise in Massachusetts.

Traditional Dance:

Drummers/singers:

Telena Murphy, Vice Chair of the St. David’s Islanders and Native Community, explains about the Pow Wow:

Area MP Lovitta Foggo speaks about the Pow Wow and heritage:

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  1. susan thomas says:

    What a beautiful day we had at the Pow Wow. Thank you Nives and all the others that worked so hard to make this event so successful! all of the pics I took are posted on my facebook page.

  2. hmmm says:

    thanks bernews. i loved listening to the drumming in first and second video.

  3. Frances Eddy says:

    Kudos to Terlina and her siblings for carrying forth a tradition their mother Christina began.

    • junior burchall says:

      true! big up to Dr. Alshia Lugo and her family for keeping the ancestral fires burning.