Pow Wow Gets Underway In St David’s

June 22, 2013

Ancient traditions are blending with the modern world, as the 2013 Bermuda Pow Wow gets underway at the St. David’s Cricket Club Grounds today [June 22] with Premier Craig Cannonier, Governor George Fergusson and area MP Lovitta Foggo in attendance.

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Hosted by the St. David’s Islanders & Native Community, the event will continue until 5pm today, and also take place from 11am to 5pm on Sunday. The entry fee for adults is $8 and for $4 for children, and the Pow Wow includes the Grand Entry, Libation and Dedication Ceremony, local and overseas Native American dancers, songs, drums and more.

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A number of St. David’s families are descendants of the Native American tribes, and the ties first began to be celebrated at Reconnection Festivals in 2002.

The day began with the ‘Grand Entry’, during which filming was not permitted due to the symbolic nature. The flag bearers entered the ‘Dance Arbour’ first, and dozens of dancers – compromising visitors, locals and Gombeys – followed, all decked out in full regalia.

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    so long as don’t do another rain dance like yesterday’s sudden downfall it looks like it will be a real nice day for these people.

    • Robert says:

      You sound e*fin stupid!!!!!

      • Nuffin but da Truth says:

        hey a******,anytime you want me to teach you a lesson in manners,let me know!

  2. js says:

    over 50% of Native Americans live in extreme poverty

    Craig Cannonier needs to stop the line dancing and focus on the economic threat coming out of 10 Downing Street otherwise we’ll be all joining them in the teepee

  3. Voce says:

    Nuffin but da Truth, your comment is truly idiotic and degrading. It’s as demeaning as associating [edited] people with being drunk. The Native American history is rich and vibrant, and it should be celebrated. An apology to Native Americans and their descendants in Bermuda is warranted.

  4. Bermuda Boy says:

    When I read these comments, I’m glad to be a Bermudian…….NOT.

    I’m Bermudian and lived here all my life The truth is, we are getting stupidier as time goes by ….. Maybe there is something in the water.

  5. Victor says:

    I hope Mr. Premier asks the visiting cousins a question or two on how to run a Casino.