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Parent Article: Blood and the Flag -- San Francisco (english)
We need more Mawiomis (english)
25 Mar 2003
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The Micmac word for pow wow is mawiomi, a time for renewing
social and spiritual ties. Great respect is shown to the
drum at a gathering. Tobacco is offered to the spirits
called by the drum and to the spirit of the drum itself.

One reason for this respect is that the songs sung to the
beats of the drum have the power to unite people.

The first song an unborn child hears in its mother's womb
is the rythmic beating of her heart. In a sense, the drum
is the heartbeat of a powwow.

Many Aboriginals practicing the traditional way of life
believe that nature and Aboriginal peoples spoke the same
laguage. A common belief is that the Creator gave a
uniqueness and power to each tribe. Each tribe also enjoyed
a very respectful and harmonious relationship with nature
as a guide and provider.

The relationship with the Creator was pure, and its
strength was at its peak, being both visible and audible
through the voices of nature. In times of need, Aboriginal
people prayed, fasted, sweated and sacrificed. Prayers were
answered through the voices of nature, thus establishing
the Spirit of Nature and man as one.

I hope this explains the reasoning behind the clan system and its respect for the balance of nature.

We Are Warriors..

Any sacred object of a ceremony of power should not be
brought out, or even discussed, in public. War, medicine
and protection can also be included in this, with grave
consequences if respect is not kept.

Ceremonies of preparation protect and guide warriors.
Inspiring songs, warrior speeches and war dances are
performed.

There is mutual honor and respect, even for the enemy. It
is said that taking the life of the enemy, one captures his
spirit. It is still believed that this spirit belongs to
the victor, along with its power. In the physical world,
the victor feeds the victim's spirit until guided into the
spirit world.

What do you feel about this?

There is a time for very thing in life. Love, Dislike,
War, Peace. Thre has been since the begining. Some
indians tribes were considered "bad" and dealt with.
Iraq leadership is considerd bad and there is ample proof
of many genocides, so if one lays down thier arms all
around this leadership, what do you feel this ladership
might do? Smoke the peace pipe? Or cotinue rapeing mother
earth and the iraq people and storing their illegal gain for
their own agenda, which when looked at, is pure hate, not
only of the US Gov. but all non Islamic Infidels.

I would support his ouster, then, be so vigilant on what
was done with the resources after the fact ad use the powrers
that would bring many to the streets, some you wouldn't
believe would ever be there by your sides, to maitain a
consistant check/balance.

Those who want to see our system over thrown ad the
installation of a "dictatorship" no matter under what
auspice, will not agree with much. They have honed their
long knives of deception. I do not fear seeing their end
met.. as I may be foolish, but I have faith in our youngsters, their knowledge drawn from any school they chose
to go to, that they wo't be fooled by the rhetoric.

More later as I ponder your post.

MicMac