We are Honored to have had everyone join us at the Gatherings held at the Intertribal Powwow Grounds throughout the years. During our Annual meeting of Mother Earth’s Creations, LLC in January, we reviewed all that had been offered by Mother Earth’s Creations.
First - A little trivia about the grounds. In 1992, Smiles created the name Mother Earth’s Creations as a registered business for vending and a small store out of his home. Once we began the grounds the name was transferred to the LLC - keeping the name alive. We will meet a goal set at the beginning of this dream in September 2019. Our 50th Powwow offered at the Grounds. We have only had to cancel one Powwow in 17 years because we did not have enough canoes to get into the Dance Circle. There have been over a hundred of loved ones released at the Grounds. We have had almost 50 weddings or unions, 22 personal Family Gatherings, 8 reunion gatherings, 10 Grounds awareness educational group tours (non-powwow times), Naming’s, Graduations and Birthday party gatherings and more offerings.
We took a dream and manifested it into reality in 2003 and we have been honored to have been able to offer these wonderful Powwow Gatherings and September 2019 will be our 50th Powwow that has been offered at Mother Earth’s Creations.
The Grounds will NOT be closing, we are going to take some time off for ourselves first and then review the hundreds of options that we would like to offer at the grounds other than just powwows. During our Annual meeting we reviewed the many other aspects that the Grounds could offer. Spirituals, Living off the land (survival type teaching), Campfire cooking, Native Cultural education, Warrior’s weekends (TV show “Survivor” type activities), Drum circles, Craft making, and so many other ideas. These will be offered to both the Native People and the Public Guests.
Please remember the Grounds are NOT CLOSING! The Grounds were created and will continue into the next generations. We want to slow our pace and allow the Grounds to manifest into more of it’s full potential. Everything we do will continue!! Any questions you may have, feel free to ask and we will answer them. Powwows are just suspended for now. Thank you all for your years of support and we look forward to have many more years to come.
Till we meet again ……Safe Journeys Spirit Eagle and Smiles Alot
Just a reminder that its that time of year were we could use your help with our setup at the Fryeburg Fair. Bring any item you would like to enter into the native catagory and we have the forms you can fill out. If you dont go to the fair---thats ok too. We can take your item up and return it to you when the fair is over. We have our October gathering (3rd weekend in October) and will have them with us at that time. Please help support us and thank you in advance.
Daily Schedule during the Powwow
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
at the Fryeburg Fair
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.
The Fair is cancelled this year due to the virus....
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.
Mother Earth's Creations, LLC is primarily funded through
We do not set any entrance fees to our gatherings, we rely on the generosity of the guests that visit this wonderful place on Mother Earth.