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  • Bearshield Powwow/ Mal Corbin Memorial

    Hey All Well As Some Of You Know The Bearshield Powwow Is Goin On Rite Now In Kykotsmovi, Az...and I Am Very Was Suppose To Be A Memorial Powwow For Mal Corbin Lomakema..they Where Suppose To Have A Special Contest For Him..but His Own Brother Made The Whole Powwow About Bearshield...who In Their Right Mind Would Do That To A Family Member Esp..their Brother??? Their Are Many People Who Cared And Still Care About Mal Corbin Who Came From Far To Be Here For That And Now They Cut Him Out Of The Who Powwow In General..many People Have Worked Had To Put This Together And Now Its All For Nothing Expect Bearshield..but We All Know For One Thing...where Does Family Stand In This?? No Where...but Hey Mal Corbin Lives On In His A Message To All Love Your Family Even Tho There Maybe Conflict They Are Always Gonna Be In Your Life....just Me Powwowfan07

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    wow.....this is pretty harsh....anyway, I can understand how your feeling...I checked this out last night and boy I can say strict!!! Dancer registration at one point was like 6 dollars and they dropped it down to 2...drum contest, absolutely no whistles on drums singing their contest songs...or else face disqualification...tiny tots had to be in full dress to dance....dancers coming in for GE had to be in full dress, if not points were deducted (which, in my opinion, should be anyway) checks were worth quite a bit of points, so if you werent out there you were SOL....there were other things as well, maybe I been out of it too long or something but I felt it was pretty strict...anyway, I went to see what it was all about....the lighting was poor, they had a streetlight on one there wasn't enough light on that side...the other side they had a light run by generator which was pretty bright but it was set a little too far off from the was dusty!!!...mosquitos were having a feast there...well on me anyway....drums were crammed into every nook and could not see who was singing or anything...but there was like 22 drums here which was cool...a lot of Hopi drums I never heard of or seen before, quite a few youth drums which was cool because they sang a lot of original hopi tunes...there was like 4 navajo drums, there was also quite a bit of people there, made me wonder how many were in Gallup ceremonial??....but aside from what I seen, I still had to sing with some bros from 2 different drums....which was cool...anyway, I'm wondering who is going to win the buffalo drum they were advertising??? hopefully someone posts results or something....

    ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.


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      Well All In All, My Opinion Differs From Many... But That Is The Beauty Of Posting A Reply... In My Opinion The Bearshield Powwow In Memory Of Mal Corbin, Was A Great Turn-out, Which The Hopi Rez Needed For Quite Sometime Now... It Gave Reason To Have It In The Open And If You Stayed The Whole Weekend, There Is Some Meaning To That... So Why Complain At All, That Is What Having A Pow Wow In The Open Is Suppose To Bring Is Memories... I Don't Hear Anyone From Any Drum Groups Or Singers Complaining, They Knew Their Reasons For Being There... Well Speaking For The Group I Sang With, I Do Believe We All Had Fun, Enjoyed The Weather And The Spirit Of Everyone There... Well Hope There Are More Pow Wows To Come In Hopi... Great Turn Out, And Congratulations To The Group From Zuni, Keep Jammin Boys....


      • #4
        well in my opinion, I was told that there was only reason why that drum took first....which sounded fishy to me, but I thought it should've gone to someone like Blu Thunder or Thunder Creek...we'll get more inside scoop from whoever tabulated I guess, that's if they want to post on it......I personnally thought they should have at least put more lighting out there....well my opinion is stated above so......and yes I agree it was great turnout....I was very surprised to see that many people head here instead of Gallup....and to see that many drums there was also quite impressive...and yes I agree that the Hopi rez needed that....I remember going to the powwows at the civic center when I first started out 17 years ago....that was jamming..I still got the tapes of all the drums I recorded far as complaining, I'm suggesting that maybe next year they should put more lighting out....I mean you have to admit it was kind of hard to see numbers or moves when you're judging...especially the drums....majority of them were sitting in the dark! and when the crowds came around, it blacked everything out!!! So in my opinion, I think they're should have been more lighting...and what was up with the person who wrote the sign for the Elderly??? LOL!!! Now that was something we should complain about....LOL!!!
        Last edited by 50cal; 08-16-2007, 05:41 PM.

        ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.


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