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Events In Commemoration of Native American Heritage Month at Montgomery College

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Category: Community Engagement

Published: Oct 24 2017 12:00AM

IN COMMEMORATING NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, PLEASE JOIN US TO:

- Tuesday, November 7, 11 am, Rockville Campus, Music Recital Hall, Room 124
LECTURE: Mike Jock, Bear Clan, Mohawk elder of Akwesasne
Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Confederacy Basis of US Constitution and Democracy
The Great Law of Peace provides us with information on how to conduct ourselves as a people, how take care of the sacred mother earth,
and how we interact with other Nations throughout Turtle Island.
Reception to Follow

- Thursday, November 9, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, Rockville Campus, Music Rehearsal Hall, Room 124
MC WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS: Native Traditional & Contemporary Music
Featuring Mike Jock and Dawn Avery

- Thursday, November 9, 7:30 pm, Rockville Campus, Music Recital Hall, Room 126
MC WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERT: Native American Music Traditional and Contemporary
Featuring Mike Jock and Dawn Avery

Mike Jock is Bear Clan of the Kanienkeha, People of the Flint from Akwesasne, Mohawk Territory of the Eastern Door in the Iroquois
Confederacy. He is one of the original members of the Akwesasne Notes printed between (1969-1996) and the White Roots of Peace.

Dawn Avery, a GRAMMY/ NAMA nominated musician, she sings and plays Native Downtempo music, employing Mohawk stories and languages.

Questions about this event, email dawn.avery@montgomerycollege.edu
Questions about Global Nexus Program, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/Globalnexus or email enas.elhanafi@montgomerycollege.edu

Related Media

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  2. MCGlobalNexusNativeHeritageNov2017.pdf


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Pow-wow by Shahab Pouladiankari
It was the first time I have heard about Pow-wow in ELAR 980 class. However, I had seen something like this in western movies, like “Dancing with Wolves (1990)”. But I had never realized that it is still existing. When I watched the videos, posted by Professor Dunlap on black board, and do some research on the internet, I found Pow-wow is an historical traditional ceremony, full of energetic dance, music and vocals. The dance is full of rhythmic hopping, toeing, spinning and scooping. The music is tapping a drum, which is typically created by buffalo’s skin, and singing together with waved vocals. Even though when you are watching this music and dance on You Tube, it can spread its energy to you. Just watch one of these dancing events for a few minutes, then you will find yourself rhythmically waving your head or your hands and feet. You could obviously see some of these hops and scoops in today’s modern dances.
According my research on the internet, Pow-wow is a spiritual ceremony that helping Native Americans connect their soul to the mother of the nature. By doing this typical dancing and singing, they belief spreading their soul to the nature, they are asking the mother of nature to give them health and energy. They are asking for heal their bodies and their soul or for better weather to make better foods. Moreover, they thanks to the nature for providing good food, health and energy for their life. Some other nations all over the world has same kind of this traditional belief. For example, years ago in Malaysia, when people found that their agriculture needs rain and it’s been a long time that the weather was warm, and it didn’t have rain enough, they started praying for rain together and ask God to bring them rain. Thousands of people prayed together on the streets for five days and rain started to drop at sixth day and continued for a week. It is inspirational. Environmental change is happening around us. The mother of nature needs our pray. Modern world had forgotten that the nature needs to keep connecting our spirits. We need to learn more about our ancestors to connect our soul and energy to the nature.
On the other hand, it is disappointing, when you see there are a lot of different days named by funny things, like National Ice cream day or National Cupcake day, on calendar. But, there is no National Pow-wow day! at least in this short research, I couldn't find any. I think American law makers must act and name a specific day, for this important historical culture, on the official U.S calendar. The United States is my home country now, and I love to learn more about its culture and history. If I find any Pow-wow event happening around, I would love to encourage my family and relatives to attend. Thanks to professor Diane Dunlap by bringing this cultural information to our class.

Posted by: Diane Dunlap, 11/11/2017 12:04:44 AM

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Pow-wow by Shahab Pouladiankari

It was the first time I have heard about Pow-wow in ELAR 980 class. However, I had seen something like this in western movies, like “Dancing with Wolves (1990)”. But I had never realized that it is still existing. When I watched the videos, posted by Professor Dunlap on black board, and do some research on the internet, I found Pow-wow is an historical traditional ceremony, full of energetic dance, music and vocals. The dance is full of rhythmic hopping, toeing, spinning and scooping. The music is tapping a drum, which is typically created by buffalo’s skin, and singing together with waved vocals. Even though when you are watching this music and dance on You Tube, it can spread its energy to you. Just watch one of these dancing events for a few minutes, then you will find yourself rhythmically waving your head or your hands and feet. You could obviously see some of these hops and scoops in today’s modern dances.

According my research on the internet, Pow-wow is a spiritual ceremony that helping Native Americans connect their soul to the mother of the nature. By doing this typical dancing and singing, they belief spreading their soul to the nature, they are asking the mother of nature to give them health and energy. They are asking for heal their bodies and their soul or for better weather to make better foods. Moreover, they thanks to the nature for providing good food, health and energy for their life.

Some other nations all over the world has same kind of this traditional belief. For example, years ago in Malaysia, when people found that their agriculture needs rain and it’s been a long time that the weather was warm, and it didn’t have rain enough, they started praying for rain together and ask God to bring them rain. Thousands of people prayed together on the streets for five days and rain started to drop at sixth day and continued for a week. It is inspirational. Environmental change is happening around us. The mother of nature needs our pray. Modern world had forgotten that the nature needs to keep connecting our spirits. We need to learn more about our ancestors to connect our soul and energy to the nature.

On the other hand, it is disappointing, when you see there are a lot of different days named by funny things, like National Ice cream day or National Cupcake day, on calendar. But, there is no National Pow-wow day! at least in this short research, I couldn't find any. I think American law makers must act and name a specific day, for this important historical culture, on the official U.S calendar. The United States is my home country now, and I love to learn more about its culture and history. If I find any Pow-wow event happening around, I would love to encourage my family and relatives to attend. Thanks to professor Diane Dunlap by bringing this cultural information to our class.

Posted by: Diane Dunlap, 11/11/2017 12:03:20 AM

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