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  • Um...Hello?

    Hi my fellow powwow people out there! I'm new, duh! I'm going to try to find my way around and may occasionally ask for help.

    A little about me:
    I started attending the local powwow when I was seven and the Fancy Shawl girls enchanted me. I went for 3 more years before a pair of Elders caught me behind the bleachers trying to dance with a blanket that was way too big. They told me and my mom that I should go out and dance next year; I was brought up that when Elders tell you something, you listen. So...

    I started Fancy Shawl Dancing when I was in 6th grade (11 years old) and competed through my freshman year of high school (14). After I learned I had arthritis in my knees from a car accident in 7th grade, I cut back my sophomore year to exhibition only; I did that for a year before I had to give up in favor of my health. My parents suggested jingle or traditional dancing to keep me at it but I said no. I liked going fast, but the competition wasn't worth it, they were biased against a blond haired blue-eyed Cherokee girl placing 3rd her first year.

    Now, having entering my first year of college halfway across the country, I feel I've lost my touch with dancing past. I'm slowly working my muscles back up to what they used to be so I can dance again and maybe get some other girls to join in. After all, if nothing else, it's a great way to exercise every muscle.

    So there's a little, okay maybe more than a little, about me. I hope to be here often.
    My Grandmother always told me: "Pray with your feet, but dance with your heart."
    My family said: "Believe in your dreams and yourself, and you can do anything."
    If I believe both, I may just fly.

  • #2
    greetings FANCY_SHAWL very nice to meet you. most of what you have written i can relate to, even though i am not blond or blue eyed. im glad you posted what you did here. i like meeting people and getting to know them. especially since i have alot of health issues to deal with. i dont get out much and since i moved here to the east coast from the west, i dont know anyone and get lonely. i miss the powwows and dancing. so i am glad to meet you! perhaps we will run across each other in the, alot of people were away at powwow broadcast this weekend, that may be why i am your first post.

    "Life is too short to not take the time to laugh” ~AME~
    "Who can afford NOT to laugh at themselves?" ~AME~
    "I laugh the most when i laugh at myself!” ~AME~
    "Laughter is'nt really "the best medicine"’s the CURE!” ~AME~
    "Give me a good laugh,... and i will give you my world!” ~AME~



    • #3
      I was wondering where everyone was, thanks for letting me know.

      I went to powwows at home even though I couldn't dance and after I moved over here from my home in Oregon, I felt a bit... disconnected, I guess. My college has convocations though and and this week's features the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble so maybe something will spark.
      My Grandmother always told me: "Pray with your feet, but dance with your heart."
      My family said: "Believe in your dreams and yourself, and you can do anything."
      If I believe both, I may just fly.


      • #4
        welcome.. see ya in the threads


        • #5
          Welcome and keep givin er sister!



          • #6
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            • #7
              Welcome! I love your signature, and I wish you the best of luck as you get back into dancing! I couldn't survive without fancy shawlin'. I can relate to you, for though I'm neither blonde haired nor blue eyes, I have white skin, and some people at the powwows automatically think that white skin=twinkie wannabe. So not always the case!


              • #8
                Welcome to!!!!!
                The things you are doing today are the traditions of twenty-five years from now.
                -Daryl Baldwin: Miami



                • #9
                  Welcome to!!


                  • #10
                    Hello and welcome to the site!
                    A tater tot is worth a thousand fries.


                    • #11
                      welcome to this wonderful site,i am also new and like you hope to meet a lot of people


                      • #12
                        Hi and welcome. I'm new too. I hope to meet everyone here someday. I plan to attend The Gathering of Nations in New Mexico this year.
                        "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is not a path and leave a trail."---Ralph Waldo Emerson


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