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  • how bout that horrible Mashantcket new years eve powwow?

    could somebody tell me what the blank was that madness I went through in Ct. was that a rap concert orb a powwow? , Im not sure anybody knew what was going on, 4 hour drive for that. NEVER AGAIN!!!

  • #2
    bummer that you had such a sucking time. maybe it was a good thing that i had that migraine. i wander if other had the same experience.
    Bahnisiain

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    • #3
      Oh My Gawd!!!

      Okay the powwow itself was O K. The dancing and singing was done by midnight BUT the winners weren't announced until about 2AM. They (I really should say 'she') didn't have any of the envelopes ready. Nothing was cut yet. EVERYONE was furious, including ALL the Head Staff. Felt sorry for them. We didn't end up leaving until about 3AM!!! yes, 3AM....so from midnight to 3AM we were waiting for them to announce the winners (and that was all chopped up) and to get paid.

      The lady that ran this was HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE!!!! Felt bad for the ppl that were just waiting around for the announcement of winners and didn't place....basically, some were waiting around for nuthin'!

      "I wanna go home, I wanna go home..." LMAO

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      • #4
        wow.. does not sound like the powwows in the past years.. glad we didnt go this year!! who all was there and who all placed? did they have any fun specials like last year... LMAO at my sister and i doing all the specials we could... it was fun, but damn i was sore for 2005!!! hopefully next year it will return to being good again!

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        • #5
          I can only remember some of the winners because they announced it all chopped up.

          Women's Tradish
          1st - Sparrow PlainBull
          2nd - Taiyin Snowflower
          3rd - Erin Meeches

          Women's Jingle
          1st - Nageebah Myles
          2nd - Sheryl ?? forgot her last name
          3rd - Miriam LaRocca

          Women's Fancy
          1st - Liz Hoover
          2nd - Celina Cada-Matasawagon

          Men's Tradish
          1st - Chee Pocknett
          2nd - Preston TonePahHote
          3rd - ??

          Men's Grass
          1st - Albert Zamora
          2nd - Wade Doxtator

          Men's Fancy
          1st - Wayahsti Richardson

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          • #6
            If you're talking about Cheryl from Canada, her last name is
            Jacobs... and wow, i didnt know that Nageebah was going back to jingle. Only two in women's fancy... dang... it seems like it was smaller this year than the rest. surprised not seeing brenda and ray on the lists.. they usually try to make it to this powwow... anyways, thanks girl and i'll see you on the trail this upcoming season!

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            • #7
              the last time i went to this pow wow was back about 3 or so years ago, back when it was held the lobby of the Museum. Granted i ddin't dance, just hung out for a few hours. when it was at the museum, things seemd to move along. granted i wasn't there after 5 pm (had to be at a friend's place). friend who went this year said there were a lot of folks there. that gets on my nerves that they had to make folks wait that long to find out they won or not.
              Bahnisiain

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              • #8
                Did Vince make it to announce?

                In the past, I enjoyed myself at this powwow. Good eats, some good singing. Everything was usually ready after the midnite round dance and we were out before 1 a.m.

                At Schemitzun, I was glad to see the tradition of the Pequots of feeding the guests. This is one of the most important traditions at all gatherings. Sharing the blessings that are given to them with their fellow man. It's all good.

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                • #9
                  i think i heard that there was going to be a smoke dance special. how did that go?
                  Bahnisiain

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bahnisiain
                    i think i heard that there was going to be a smoke dance special. how did that go?
                    .....ANYONE GOT THE WINNERS LIST FROM THIS POWWOW?...OR NO?....SEEMS NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHO WON THE SMOKE DANCE SPECIAL!!!
                    -[]-[ ]-/\-[ ]-[]-

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bahnisiain
                      the last time i went to this pow wow was back about 3 or so years ago, back when it was held the lobby of the Museum. Granted i ddin't dance, just hung out for a few hours. when it was at the museum, things seemd to move along. granted i wasn't there after 5 pm (had to be at a friend's place). friend who went this year said there were a lot of folks there. that gets on my nerves that they had to make folks wait that long to find out they won or not.
                      Yeah I remember it being in the museum too. It was really nice in there. Then the next year it was in that dirty gymnasium with that weird yellow lighting that made everyone look like zombies. When it was at the museum they had a HUGE spread upstairs with great food and whatnot.

                      Schemitzun is slowly getting crappier every year too.

                      I guess the Pequots can't "afford" a decent powwow anymore.
                      What with having the hugest casino in the world, all those cajillions of dollars must be spent on more important things. I was all set to go but had to miss it at the last minute. Now I don't feel bad at all. Thanks for cheering me up! I won't be going next year.
                      "Guns don't kill people. I kill people."

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                      • #12
                        i know they pull in a lot of money form the casino. how about spreading the wealth a little better? I hope they get teir act tgogether folr Schemitzun. i wonder if they ask for feedback from the head staff? would they listen to that feedback?
                        Bahnisiain

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                        • #13
                          New Yrs a BIG BUST!!!!!

                          i finally found a thread bout the new yrs pw. well most ppl kno my dad is jules strongbow so y'all kno he does the pw. well when we got there, things were a mess already. he was suppose to be arena director & we get there & since the person running it didnt send out contracts vince wuznt there. so my dad had 2 emcee w/a bad cold and my boyfriend that had come all the way from oklahoma to spend time w/me ended up helping doing arena directoring. then i felt bad cause john block had come all that way to be the smoke dance singer and there was like nobody besides me. there were no male smoke dancers so they were practically begging for any guys in other catagories to do the special. the winners for that were:
                          Womens Smoke Special:1st-Melynda Huntington(me!) 2nd-Liz Hoover
                          Mens Smoke Special: 1st-Wyasti Richardson(sorry Taiyin if I spelled it wrong) 2nd-?
                          Then when it was time for dinner break everyone halled themselves up there and the food wasnt ready yet. You had elders that were needing to eat, which they shouldnt have to wait at all. Then when it came time for midnight, things were all messed up. My dad went to do the countdown & got cut off so no one really new when it hit 12 o'clock. I loved what we did in the past and it made new years really special. Things weren't too bad until it came time when we were all sitting there waiting for the winners to be called. Yeah, waiting......and waiting...... There were elders yet once again who shouldve been at home sleeping but instead were still waiting. Elders shouldnt be treated like that. Im sure things couldve been a little worse, but it was imbarrassing bringing someone here from far away and seeing all the caos. Anyways though, HAPPY NEW YRS to everyone!!!!!!
                          OnEiDaReZmOmMa

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                          • #14
                            bummer that things were soo screwed up at this past new year's thing at Mashantucket thing.
                            Bahnisiain

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