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From: wredgranny12/29/08 3:05 PM 
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EVENT: Honoring the Animals Paw Wow
SPONSOR: Animal Defense League of Texas
DATE: March 21, 2009
TIME: 10am to 4pm
PLACE: Animal Defense League of Texas, 11300 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, Texas 78217
CONTACT: Steven Fernandez, 210-590-2832,
DESCRIPTION: Save the date!  Dancers, Vendors & Sponsors needed!  March 21st, 2008 from 10am to 4pm at the Animal Defense League of Texas. The address is 11300 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78217.

          Join Apache del Rio Intertribal as we honor our animal brothers through partnership with Danza Azteca de Yanaguana Tejatzlan and the Animal Defense League of Texas. ADL has allowed us the use of their property to sing, dance and socialize on this wonderful first day of Spring. The “Honoring the Animals” Paw Wow is an event for cultural sharing. The American Indians who participate do so because of their traditional beliefs and a desire to share with those willing to learn more about our heritage.
          The “Honoring the Animals” Paw Wow continues to attract attention from the local community, ADL patrons and the American Indian community. We receive no support from the state or any tribal government or agency but are solely funded by individual and public donations. Proceeds are used to fund worthy Native American programs, particularly educational programs for youths.
          Powwow participants (dancers, drums, elders, and families) often travel from other parts of Texas, as well as other states at their own expense. It is customary for these people to be given an “honorarium” to help with their expenses
and time away from work. The honorarium is especially critical this year with the high price of gas and troubled economy. The “Honoring the Animals” Paw Wow is asking for your help. Honorariums make this powwow possible, and your  sponsorship of a dancer or drum is vital to the powwow in its mission to share the Indigenous traditions of the San Antonio area and of Texas.
          This year we have chosen the Jicarilla Apache creation story of the dog and man as the theme for our 2009 Powwow. The story goes that when Hactcin made the dog in his present shape, he took some of the yellow from the afterglow of the sunset and put it above each of the dog's eyes. He then took some of the white from the morning glow and put it on each paw. This was a sign that the dog would always protect people. Hactcin spoke to the dog and asked where he would stay. In response the dog asked him to make some people so that he would have companions. So Hactcin created people and at the first sight of Man, the dog was very happy. He jumped at the man and ran back and forth just as dogs do now when they are glad to see you.
          We believe that the Earth's spirit is drawing the Eagle from the North and the Condor from the South to unite, and
that it is the responsibility of each of us to unfold the prophecy. It is imperative to life on this planet that all people should come together for the healing of all people, the land, the animals, the waters and the air.

Master Of Ceremonies - Rene Rodriquez
Arena Director - Steven Zavala
Head Man Dancer - David Ortiz
Head Lady Dancer - Marie Crabb
Head Gourd Dancer - Bobby Casarez
Honored Elder - Black Hawk
Host Drum - TBA

All Powwow Princesses - we invite you, please come and represent your tribe, band, organization or group!
All Drums are welcome to offer a song.

We want to make sure there is enough food for all dancers, so please contact us if you're coming, it's not required but will
ensure that you are fed at the event. If we know how many people to expect we can provide enough food.

To advertise in our Powwow Program, please call Eugenia at 210-413-0961 or email Business card size (2"x3") ad - $20;  4"x5" - $30;  5"x8" - $50;  8"x10" - $80. The event itself will be advertised on radio and televison.

If you would like to sponsor this event through a donation, plan to attend as a dancer or would like to be vendor at this event - go to our website,, and download the appropriate pdf form.

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