Manito Ahbee Pow Wow
For Indigenous people, a pow wow is all about coming together to meet, dance and socialize. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our communities are on lock down and we wanted to find a way to connect our people to help raise their spirits. We are excited to introduce the Manito Ahbee Virtual Pow Wow!
The virtual platform for pow wow started in California. Tiny Rosales, an Ojibwe dancer and entrepreneur, wanted to connect with other dancers and offer support. She started an online platform for people to continue to dance pow wow while keeping themselves and their families safe. The MAF Virtual Pow Wow is taking on this platform to provide programming. The are 30 dance categories & specials TBD. The MAF Virtual Pow Wow will take place May 21-23, 2021. Much the same as our regular pow wow, dancers will need to register and follow the rules and regulations. Each dancer will submit a video in their dance category. Each video will include their dance clip and must be is to be recorded outdoors on their home land. Judges will be assigned to each category and tabulations will be conducted by C & T Tabulations. The Manito Ahbee Virtual Pow Wow will be broadcast on our MAF Facebook page, MAF YouTube, MAF website, the Quarantine Pow Wow 2020 Facebook page and Powwows. com.
Pre registration for dancers begins:
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:00AM CDT.
CLOSED on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:59PM CDT
Video submission will open Monday, April 26, 2021 and will CLOSE Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59PM CDT
*ALL VIDEOS SUBMITTED WILL BE POSTED ON ALL MANITO AHBEE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS ALONG WITH POWWOWS.COM AND QUARANTINE DANCE SPECIAL FACEBOOK PAGES. STARTING MAY 21, 2021 AT 12:00PM CDT.
Winner(s) will be announced Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:00PM CDT
Join us for the Official Kick Off
KICK OFF – MAY 21, 2021
QUARANTINE DANCE SPECIAL FACEBOOK PAGE
Photo credit: Alyssa Arnold