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    Kilted at the Oneida Pow-Wow

    Because the artist who created the beadwork for my sporran was going to be at the Pow-Wow, I promised I would go kilted so he could see it in action, so to speak.

    Had a couple of funny encounters. A wampum vendor said her mom had tried to point out “a Scottish guy” across the arena but she missed me. When I came by her booth, she told me about her half-Scottish family in Canada and took a photo to send to her mom. Later that day, a Mexican-American fellow asked his buddy to take a photo with me (I must have looked authentic or something).

    I also met one other kilted fellow, an Oneida artist wearing a leather contemporary kilt, and got into a conversation with another beadwork artist looking to source some Glengarry bonnets for future projects.

    But the most poignant part of the Pow-Wow was the honor song on Friday evening for three children who died more than a century ago as students at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. I was invited to accompany the families as a spiritual advisor on the trip to Pennsylvania to reclaim their remains with the help of the US Army Corps of Engineers and a team from the Army National Military Cemeteries.

    To the powerful drumbeats of the honor song, our whole group was led around the arena by the head dancers and followed by members of the Oneida community in a show of support.

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    The funeral service for the three young women was held yesterday at my church and they were laid to rest — for the last time, we hope — among their own people at home.

    A rich and rewarding weekend for so many different reasons.
    Last edited by revdpatience; 1st July 19 at 10:42 AM.
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    Lots of Pow Wows around here - love going kilted...always a positive reception.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Thank you for representing the living during the spiritual part of the Pow Wow. What a great thing to experience. Thank you for sharing.

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    Any chance youíll be at the Northern Arizona Celtic Festival in Flagstaff on July 20?

    Iíll be visiting my siblings and my mom, who all live in or near Flag, and look forward to going for the first time.

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    Lots of Pow Wows around here - love going kilted...always a positive reception.
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    Considering it, not sure yet. Great venue this year at Ft. Tuthill. Be prepared for thunder showers...may or may not happen...but it does often. What the Navajo call "Male rain."
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
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    cool

    sounds like a wonderful experience. Flag is great. I hope to get back again this year

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