Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama Pow Wow
Oct. 21-22 Troy Campus Intramural Fields (near Trojan Arena): The Ma-Chis (pronounced MA-shown) Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama will conduct its annual Pow Wow adjacent to Trojan Arena over the weekend. The event is open for coverage, and school children from around the state will be in attendance during the day on Friday.
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A schedule of events follows:
Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
Troy University (Intramural Fields on McKinley Drive)
October 21-22, 2016
A Pow Wow is a social gathering held by many different Native American communities. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning "spiritual leader." A similar gathering by California Native Peoples, usually held in the fall, is called a Big Time. A modern Pow Wow is a specific type of event for Native American/First Nations people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. Our Pow Wow is held to educate others about the Creek heritage and culture. There is generally a dancing competition, often with significant prize money awarded. Pow Wows vary in length from a one-day event to major Pow Wows called for a special occasion, which can be up to one week long. You may record and take pictures anytime except during the following: Flag Song, Veteran's Song, or when the Master of Ceremony instructs you not to take pictures or record. If you wish a picture of a dancer or vendor, always ask first.
Troy University's Merit Badge University
Saturday, Oct. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m./Troy Campus: About 200 Scouts and Scouters will participate in Troy University's Merit Badge University. Scouts come for a one-day intensive where a merit badge is earned or substantially completed. In all, 15 merit badges are offered, plus four specialized training courses.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. in Sartain Hall. Classes are conducted in various buildings on campus by faculty, staff and volunteers.