NOW POW WOW
4TH ANNUAL NOW POW WOW
AUGUST 4TH - AUGUST 7TH 2023
Our family will be hosting our 4th Annual Now Pow Wow!
Each year WBFIT Center hosts a Summer Now Pow Wow over the long weekend in August, honoring the traditional ways of coming together in peace and love. Connecting to discuss our present state of being, building community, educating one another traditionally and innovatively, and of course honouring with drumming, dancing, traditional feasting, trade, and storytelling.
A Pow Wow is a ceremonial gathering and celebration. It is an opportunity to teach, share and learn by all attending. It is a way to remember the gift of ceremony and how by bringing ceremony into our life more regularly we can mend the hoop of life. This is what the WHOLE needs to heal Mother Earth and all that she encompasses and to protect, through preservation, a home for the next 7 generations.
We open the ceremony with the lighting of The Sacred Fire and close collectively, therefore all attending are not spectators though participants. Dances will be open to all choosing to participate and will encourage with teachings the medicine of dance.
Music will be honoured in a variety of ways. Collectively we will play honoring the medicine of sound and the individual instruments and there will be singing as it is a way to effectively carry prayer.
The NOW POW WOW sings the song of unity and equality. Not only does the NOW POW WOW honour the traditional ways, we are starting new traditions that include the practice of ONE NATION. The medicine wheel is traditionally represented by the colors red, yellow, black, and white and this is partly in recognition of the colors of the races of the world. Today many of us are a rainbow of colors, known as intertribal and it is upon this time that the PROPHECIES of many indigenous tribes declare that we will need to come together to ensure preservation of Mother Earth and ALL OUR RELATIVES.
We are always open to collaborate! If you are interested in sharing your gifts, teachings, services, volunteering, and/or...., please reach out and CONNECT
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JUNE 2023
The NOW POW WOW is an annual ceremony that happens every August on the long weekend. We open the land for camping for 3 nights. This is a traditional pow wow, where we open with a SUNRISE SACRED FIRE CEREMONY and close ceremony 2 days later with a SUNSET CEREMONY.
There are no mind, heart, and body altering medicines during the pow wow.
We have limited space for camping and will honor on response order.
Once you are reserved, we will send a welcome email with details of the pow wow.
THE NOW POW WOW IS FREE WITH THE OPTION TO DONATE TO THE CENTER