May 23rd, 2013 Last Updated on: May 22nd, 2013
The sun is shining.
The grass is green.
The weather is warm.
What can this all mean?
It indicates that POW-WOW season is starting!!
What a warm and exciting time!!!
Of course, that means that the sewing machines & beading hands are in full effect. All of the stuff we powwow moms said we would have done by Denver march – still in the works! This is what happens when we are busy super powwow moms!! But that is okay. Our babies will love the new stuff – even if it’s piece by piece!
As this spring and summer nears, we will have to prepare for our powwows.
How do you become more prepared?
Here's my tips!
1. Shade & Chairs – you might think, why this is a bonehead move! We all know chairs and shade. But we need to make sure that our shade still has 4 good legs and we have the stakes for those windy powwows. We also need to make sure that our chairs are in good repair. This way we know if we need to replace a chair or relegate that chair to bustle & shawl holding! So check your chairs!
2. Coolers. We all know we take pop, water, and snacks to the powwow. Sometimes we pack lunch stuff or dinner break stuff. But before we can start packing our cooler – we have to make sure there are no cracks in our coolers, the spout plug is still there, and lastly make sure our lids are tight and stay closed.
3. Dance bags. Everyone needs to check your dance bags! Make sure those zippers zip and wheels still roll!!
4. Outfit repairs. Every summer we dance our outfits out. We will need to make sure our mocc’s are all together with no “blow outs” something this powwow mom is guilty of! Make sure all silver is shined, the broken bones replaced, the ribbon is burned, and feathers secure.
5. Happy Faces. We all need to be aware that we are responsible for the energy that we have. If we go to a powwow with a sour face – we will have a terrible time. But if we go with happy smiling faces – we will have a great time! Powwows are a great place to be! We reconnect with friends, with family, and learn new things from each other! Lets appreciate that we are still native and still here and be happy!!
This Powwow mom is off to get ready for this weekends powwow!
Exciting times ahead and I cannot wait to see all my friends and dance to fantastic songs!!!
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