Videos: 2013 Bermuda Pow Wow In St. David’s

June 23, 2013

The 2013 Bermuda Pow Wow was held this weekend at the St. David’s Cricket Club, with dozens of visiting Native Americans joining with Bermudians in celebrating age old traditions.

Hosted by the St. David’s Islanders & Native Community, the Pow Wow included the Grand Entry, Libation Ceremony, local and overseas Native American dancers, songs, drums, crafts, food and more.

The day began with the Grand Entry, which saw the various groups enter the grounds with a flag bearer leading the way. The Libation Ceremony followed, which saw flowers and wreaths thrown in the ocean in memory of loved ones. Filming was restricted for both occasions due to the symbolic nature.

Chief Vernon ‘Silent Drum’ Lopez — who celebrated his 91st birthday earlier this month — was one of the people who made the trek to Bermuda for the Pow Wow. One of the traditional leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, Mr Lopez had visited the island for the last Pow Wow in 2011.

Premier Craig Cannonier, Governor George Fergusson, area MP Lovitta Foggo, Louise Jackson, Susan Jackson, and Dame Jennifer Smith were among those in attendance for the first day

The visiting groups were decked out in their full regalia, which are often family heirlooms, with the feathers in particular considered to be quite important. Various dances took place over the two days, with food vendors on hand as well as artisans displaying their crafts.

Visiting dancer:

Hoop Dance performed by one of the visitors:

Warwick Gombey Troupe:

Dancing:

Irwin Trott, founder of the Warwick Gombeys:

Irwin Trott On Gombey Influences: [apologies for the issues with the audio quality!]

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  1. Errin Butterfield says:

    Looks and seems like it was a lot of fun and informative at the same time

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  2. Topaz says:

    I attended the celebrations today. A wonderful sense of community, great people and delicious food. Thank you to everyone who organized and participated in this event, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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  3. Floyd Pitcher says:

    The Senegal tribe is one American Indian tribe with known African roots. This was a known fact; When the early English settlers arrived there was already American Indians of African descent assimilated into the Senegal tribes.

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