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  • Experience????

    How do they rate the experience on these boards? I am kind of scared to ask, but is it by how many posts, or if the moderators think you know what the hell you are talking about? How do you get to be a moderator? In cloth dancing, are they experienced cloth dancers? Trace your roots back to ........where? haha (that was a joke) Just wondering, I guess even though I have been dancing cloth for 30 years.....on pow wows.com I am only38% experienced!!! ha ha

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    I believe the experience is rated by how often you post under that part of the board.
    Don't ever stop dancing

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    • #3
      Experience in posting, and experience in cloth dancing are two completly different things! I'm still trying to figure out if I'm a cloth dancer or a fancy shawl dancer, but at Pow Wows I'm just put in with the ladies that wear cloth! Some have shawls around them, and others carry the shawls. I carry my shawl, and wear a cloth dress. I'm not a competitor so I guess in some peoples mind it doesn't matter which I am.

      Posting is exactly that, it determines how many posts you make, regardless of any experience!

      I've been dancing intertribal for the last 5 years. One person will explain I'm supposed to be Fancy Shawl, and yet a different one will argue simply Cloth. I dance a simple walk, and carry my shawl in the swaying manner in which I've been taught. That is all I know.

      But in powwows.com if you don't know your style, then you don't deserve to dance ........ funny the ladies who insisted I get out there never said that!
      Your Heart Shows by how Your Words and Actions Affect Others.

      Nah I ain't NO WANNABE! I don't gotta wannabe when people wannabe like me!

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      • #4
        Re: Experience????

        Originally posted by goose
        How do they rate the experience on these boards? I am kind of scared to ask, but is it by how many posts, or if the moderators think you know what the hell you are talking about? How do you get to be a moderator? In cloth dancing, are they experienced cloth dancers? Trace your roots back to ........where? haha (that was a joke) Just wondering, I guess even though I have been dancing cloth for 30 years.....on pow wows.com I am only38% experienced!!! ha ha
        I was asked to be a moderator.... that is how anyone gets to be one, by invitation. I was watched....posts were looked at...how often I posted and posting content... and then of course my marvelous humor swung the decision my way... :taunting: :rofl2:

        Yes I have many years experience in cloth dancing.
        "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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        • #5
          I dance a simple walk, and carry my shawl in the swaying manner in which I've been taught.

          I was taught that was a big Bozo NoNo!!! :NoNo
          "We see it as a desecration not only of a mountain but of our way of life. This is a genocidal issue to us. If they kill this mountain, they kill our way of life." ~Debra White Plume

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Singerdad
            How can you not know if you're a fancy shawl dancer or a cloth dancer?
            i was wondering that same thing
            Oh yeah, I used to know Quentin...He's a real...He's a real Jerky

            ~Flat Beat~

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            • #7
              When i first saw this thread and she said she was a fancy shawl dancer but was taught to carry her shawl.. I also thought how could you not know the difference, the two are totally different
              "finding your best friend in life and love is glorious"

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              • #8
                Mato said......

                I was taught that was a big Bozo NoNo!!!

                AAHHHHHAAAAAA!!! That was funny Mato!

                BUT and it's a big BUT what isn't funny is newbies on the board and youngun's searching for info may think this is a true bonified dancestep!


                Anyway, sorry for getting off subject but couldn't resist.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NDNKIDZ
                  When i first saw this thread and she said she was a fancy shawl dancer but was taught to carry her shawl.. I also thought how could you not know the difference, the two are totally different
                  now im just lost....
                  Oh yeah, I used to know Quentin...He's a real...He's a real Jerky

                  ~Flat Beat~

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                  • #10
                    now im just lost....


                    No little one you aren't the one lost.

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                    • #11
                      :Chatter
                      Oh yeah, I used to know Quentin...He's a real...He's a real Jerky

                      ~Flat Beat~

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NDNKIDZ
                        When i first saw this thread and she said she was a fancy shawl dancer but was taught to carry her shawl.. I also thought how could you not know the difference, the two are totally different
                        NDNKIDZ:

                        I understand what you are saying.

                        Yes, to people who powwow a lot, there is distinct difference between women who dance with a shawl over their shoulders and women who carry a shawl.

                        But to someone who may not dance a lot and is asked to "exhibition dance" with all the women, the lines may not be quite as clear.

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                        Now back to the main question.

                        Goose:

                        Even though you may have powwowed your whole life, on powwows.com your experience level is only 38% because you haven't posted a lot on this subject.

                        If you truly want to have a higher experience level on pws.com, just post more.

                        On the other hand, I know what you are saying about real experience VS. cyber experience. . . . .

                        They are two different things.

                        It's kinda' like,

                        "Who is more credible: the scholar who receives his PhD. studying Indians OR the Indian who lives it?"


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                        Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Singerdad
                          How can you not know if you're a fancy shawl dancer or a cloth dancer?
                          I hear ya - I found out that she's cherokee LOL explains alot right there. LMAO! Gawd where do these people come from?

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                          • #14
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                            Hey koolNDN:

                            I REpreSENT your last post. My Great, great, great, great, great, great, not-so-great, Great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian Princess.

                            That makes me 1/164 Cherokee and proud. I even have a card to prove it! We invented the first Indian Alphabet and printed the first Indian newspaper - The Cherokee Phoenix.

                            But you're right . . . (sigh*)

                            I'm still not sure what side to hold my shawl.

                            Is it the right side or the left. And, and what foot do I start off with!
                            Powwows will continue to evolve in many directions. It is inevitable.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NDNKIDZ
                              When i first saw this thread and she said she was a fancy shawl dancer but was taught to carry her shawl.. I also thought how could you not know the difference, the two are totally different
                              I never asked, and no one ever said! It's simply the way I was taught!

                              Yes I understand they are different, but if you only read about the differences, and the Pow Wows here don't DANCE the differences then you can get confused!

                              Some of the CLOTH Dressed ladies carry their shawl, some wear them, but they dance the same, at the same time, and in the same order at Grand Entry ...... ok so now what?

                              That doesn't make me stupid or ignorant ..... simply doing the way I was taught, and since I don't compete I see no reason to ask questions about that catagorie! I've been told I'm Cloth, and I've been told I'm fancy Shawl simply because I carry the Shawl. Now who are you going to listen to? The much older ladies who will argue amongst theirselves? Or just get out there and dance?
                              Your Heart Shows by how Your Words and Actions Affect Others.

                              Nah I ain't NO WANNABE! I don't gotta wannabe when people wannabe like me!

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