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  • Schemitzun '04

    Congrats to all the winners at Schemitzun this year, dancing and singing in all that heat and humidity you all deserve it. This was actually my first time going back in quite a while and I must say that I was disappointed with the overall atmosphere and tempo of the pow wow. For one thing, Schemitzun has truly become a "singers" pow wow. Dance categories were cut, prize money dropped, dance specials were cut and there was a big drop between first and second prize money; in most categories, the younger ones didn't stand a chance against the older ones; and it was so dang hot and humid under that tent it was unbearable, top it off they made the Golden Age dance at the height of the afternoon when temps were at their worst, thought that could have been handled differently. Feed/Meal Vouchers were axed out. Dancers/Singers couldn't park close to the arena any more. Judges used to receive a fee, they cut that out too. After they axed most of the drums in the singing contest Saturday, most left back home and you could tell the atmosphere was different on Sunday. And, most of the rooms at the Schemitzun rate were taken by locals looking for a cheap deal, they should ask for Tribal ID#s next time.

    Granted the spotlight dance is one of the reasons people go to Schemitzun, but since they only spotlight two dancers, they should tell the others they can get undressed and not look like a bunch of lame ducks when their name isn't called. Also, I heard that they were actually done with the pow wow at 6:00pm on Sunday but their tabulator quit on them and it took them several hours to figure out what she had scored and what categories weren't, which was why it ended close to midnight.

    I don't know, its just my opinion, but Schemitzun has changed, I miss the Schemitzun of the 90's, but we can't go back can we. When you start out at the top, downhill's the only way left to go. Just my take on the past weekend, Congrats again to the winners.

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    I've noticed that some years are dancer years and some years are singer years. When we went last year it was a dancer year cuz they had split age categories and paid out pretty good. They didn't have drum contest either, just a few host drums. I imagine that it costs the Pequots a LOT of money to put this event on, but it also seems like they are rich enough to try and balance it out so that the drummers AND more dancers have a chance at some of their $$$, everyone likes the split age categories. Anyway, I'll still go and have fun whenever I can cuz I still like it.
    Last edited by Kakeeya; 09-01-2004, 12:52 PM.

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=Kakeeya]I've noticed that some years are dancer years and some years are singer years. When we went last year it was a dancer year cuz they had split age categories and paid out pretty good. They didn't have drum contest either, just a few host drums. I imagine that it costs the Pequots a LOT of money to put this event on, but it also seems like they are rich enough to try and balance it out so that the drummers AND more dancers have a chance at some of their $$$, everyone likes the split age categories. Anyway, I'll still go and have fun whenever I can cuz I still like it.[I heard, heard that it does not cost anything in that the whole event is a tax write off for the Tribe, has anyone else heard this?]

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      • #4
        BREAKING NEWS!.......maybe?

        I heard from my bro (who will remain nameless, who is well respected on the trail and would not say this unless he knew something.) that they paid the wrong drum for the overall. I know this may sound crazy but I tend to believe it, given the competition. Wild Horse was sounding dope and I don’t mean any disrespect to them but I heard something that I had to share.

        And you may ask if I heard it was the wrong drum then I should know who really won. Well, I don’t. So I guess it could be just an ugly rumor. I am pretty sure my bro knows the whole deal but he failed to tell me, perhaps he was afraid that I might go to say, a message board and spill the beans.

        But think about it. It could happen especially if say, a tabulator was to quit half way through the pow-wow.

        At this point if it were true only a privileged few would know and if it got out then they would have a major problem and would likely lose their place in the pow-wow as a judge, committee member or whatnot for such a tremendous blunder.

        I hope I am wrong, but at this point I don’t know.
        Last edited by Mr. T; 09-01-2004, 03:38 PM.

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        • #5
          Blah blah blah... Wildhorse won it.. get over it.. all the big name drums can't ALWAYS place LOL.. :D.. so i say...

          CONGRATS WILDHORSE.. keep singin and hopefully get to you hear ya soon!!! :man:

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          • #6
            I was wondering how they won, when they didn't place in either the Northern or Southern singing contest. I just thought they had different judging for the overall contest.

            Any way congrats to all the winners in the singing and dancing contests.
            Last edited by Lakota_Lady; 09-01-2004, 04:00 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Burberrilish
              Blah blah blah... Wildhorse won it.. get over it.. all the big name drums can't ALWAYS place LOL.. :D.. so i say...

              CONGRATS WILDHORSE.. keep singin and hopefully get to you hear ya soon!!! :man:
              lmao! :D


              hellz yeah, go Wild Horse... hope your drum comes down to our pw this w/e!! :Thumbs
              Hockey is soul food.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lakota_Lady
                I was wondering how they won, when they didn't place in either the Northern or Southern singing contest. I just thought they had different judging for the overall contest.
                uggghhh maybe they sang and thats how they placed??????


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                • #9
                  Hockey is soul food.

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                  • #10
                    The way it worked was all the winners, including consololation, competed for the overall on Sunday. The slate was wiped clean and the drums accumulated NEW points which subsequently determined the winner. It's all about consistency .. WILDHORSE made us proud! Not hatin' on the mainstream drums, but it was nice to see WILDHORSE prevail against the odds.
                    Got percap?

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                    • #11
                      Sorry to break up subject

                      Who's coming up to BLACK RIVER FALLS,WISCONSIN ????? :indian1:
                      Last edited by SANDMAN; 09-01-2004, 04:32 PM.

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                      • #12
                        agrees with Jibby. Im going to blackriver falls



                        oh yeah YOU ALL KNOW WHAT? I HATE PENNSYLVANIA,,, JUST had to let the world know. lol




                        congrat WILDHORSE!!!!!
                        "In the depths of a mind insane
                        Fantasy and reality are the same"
                        - SLAYER

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jibby™
                          The way it worked was all the winners, including consololation, competed for the overall on Sunday. The slate was wiped clean and the drums accumulated NEW points which subsequently determined the winner. It's all about consistency .. WILDHORSE made us proud! Not hatin' on the mainstream drums, but it was nice to see WILDHORSE prevail against the odds.
                          Hey thanks for the info.....

                          I wasn't trying to be mean or anything by what I wrote before, even though some people may have thought so.

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                          • #14
                            huh

                            sooo
                            was their just one winning place?

                            orrr
                            who took the other places?


                            all in all
                            :::::cONgrATzz::::2::::WildHorse~!~!~!
                            187TatankaOyate..KingBird..DakotahHotaine..
                            ..MidniteExpress'..HighLife..

                            ..BuffaloHorse
                            ..Eyabay..BattleCreek..
                            BlazingSaddles..wHIteHorse


                            CitieHigh..BlackBearCrossing..CederCreek..
                            ChinikiLake..TimberLand..TBZ..BadNation

                            ..Estayapi..Mandaree..BLACKSTONE ..HIGHNOON..
                            LakeVermillion..LittleOtter..RedBull*..LynxClan


                            **Sizzortail..BearCreek..WildROse..cOzad..GtO..

                            LynxClan..N0rtheRnCree..Tatae`Topaw..MeskwakiNatio n..
                            StoneyCreek..BlackLodge..YngKingbird..
                            Oyatae..

                            Eva-Hey Nakota
                            ..RockyBoyRamblers..PonemahRamblerz..
                            CumberLand.wildHorse..oGiidakii..SmokeyTown..
                            NorthernWInd ojibwe plainz
                            RIP lil brother

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                            • #15
                              2004 Schemitzun results

                              http://www.powwows.com/gathering/sho...ght=Schemitzun
                              The Creator gives us truth :

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