Public Guest - Gates are open from 10:00am - 5:30pm
Mother Earth's Creations, LLC, advertises in the local newspapers and during the events, we place direction signs out (Friday afternoon) to attract everyone who is attending and those who wish to attend. PUBLIC GUEST ARE WELCOME!!! (You do not have to be of Native American blood or affiliated with a Nations Belief to attend. All public guest are welcome during specified hours)
10:00am - 11:45am Flute Players, Hand Drums song & chant, Native Folk Musicians, and more...
12:00pm Announcements and Opening Prayer
Grand Entry(This is the Opening Ceremony of the Event. It begins with 3 Honoring
Songs for the Participants and the Heritage that they represent)
Grand Entry Song - This song is to honor all of the different Nations Participants that
have joined the gathering.
Flag Song - This is a song to Honor the Flag of our Nation and all of the Native American
Nations Flags which fly within this country.
Veteran's Song - This song is open to all Veterans (Visitors and Participants) of the
gathering. It is to honor them for the sacrifice that they made putting
themselves in harms way so that we did not have too.
5:00pm Retiring of the Flags and the Closing Songs of the Powwow
5:30pm The Grounds are CLOSED to the Public Guests
Participants Only -This is not offered to the Public Guests (Participants are the Dancers, Venders, Drummers, and People assisting with the running of the gathering itself)
6:00pm on Saturday evening (after the Public Guests have left) is a"Pot Luck" Feast. There are 2 ways that you could offer to the feast meal.
Community Stew- You could bring something (meat, veggies, fruit, breads, etc.) to be added to the stew meal. It is cooked in a 33gal Cast Iron Kettle. These things are prepared throughout the day in a central location of the grounds known as the Feasting Area. If your offering is not pre-cut, they will cut, clean and cook these items throughout the day. Please bring your offering for the Stew to the Feasting Area early enough to allow for cooking time.
Pot Luck Offering - You could bring something of your own creation to share, like a main dish, deserts, etc. Please make sure that these items are pre-cooked or prepared. We do not have the time or ability to cook the dish that you may bring for you. This is an out doors barbecue area and not cooked within a normal kitchen with optional cooking or preparation equipment. Thank You.
7:30pm Trade Blanket - We offer a 10x20 shelter with lighting to hold a Trade Blanket for everyone that wishes to join. Auntie Crow and New Moon Rising are the two elders that assist in the trade area. Respect and Honor to be held by all attending.
Social Fire Area- The Social Fire is usually lit around 7:00pm. Offer your song and stories to other.
Social Drum- Mother Earth's has a small Powwow Drum that will be available for anyone that wishes to Drum for the night dancers. (This drum is a teaching drum. Men and Women and responsible Children my sit at this drum.) This is our Powwow Family and all who want to learn are welcome. You can share your traditional ways of song and customs, but if you are apposed to men sitting on the drum or women sitting on the drum, this is your personal way and not the way of this Family Drum. Teach, Share, Learn, Play....this time is for us to honor Creator in our heritage and dance with joy of the life he gave to us.
Noise Ordinance - Because we have neighbors around the grounds, we must request that 11:00pmall drums & instruments end playing. We also request that you be respectful and to honor all of these who are sleeping and keep your voices low.
Native American Craft Category
Mother Earth's Creations, LLC sponsors an Educational Display Booth within the Native American Category of the Agricultural Building at the Fryeburg Fair (Maine State Fair) in Fryeburg Maine.
September 28 - October 5 2014
If you would like to enter a Native Style Craft within the Native American Category at the Fryeburg Fair (you do not have to be Native American to enter), just review the categories and see what you can do.
Christmas Eve Gathering
On Christmas Eve, Mother Earth's Creations opens the Intertribal Powwow Grounds to all of those who may be alone on the Holiday or you may not celebrate this Holiday, but it is close to the Solstice and want to be around others or Just a good excuse to have a party.
2pm we will have an area set up for food, pot luck, hot drinks, etc. We will also have a fire in the middle of the dance circle with chairs.
We usually end after midnight.
So Stop by or honk on the way by. We will send our energy for you and yours in hopes that you will have a special occasion with your family and friends.