Red Hawk Medicine Drum is an all women's drum group. We are led by Creator to follow the Red Road. We drum for the healing of Mother Earth and the healing of all people. We Drum for the creator. We also drum in honor of all our veterans. Each of us has some native ancestry but no tribal affiliation.
The Drum and its music are powerful medicine. We pray that we bring healing to the Mother Earth and all who live here. Being an all female group, our music has its own unique energy.
The Drum was opened in 1996 with the guidance and teachings of a Mi’kmaq elder. The members of our team regularly fast and sweat for this Drum. We consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of this group. Each of us make offerings of tobacco and prayers before we drum and sing. We teach our children the ways of our elders. We teach them to respect and honor others as well as themselves. We honor and protect our Drum by allowing no alcohol or drugs around it.
While based in Waterville, Maine, Red Hawk Medicine Drum has traveled extensively throughout New England, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, West Virginia, California and parts of Canada. We have played at numerous powwows, spiritual gatherings, weddings and pass overs. We also visit nursing homes, churches and participate in civic events. We enjoy visiting schools and incorporate an educational program into our performance.
Red Hawk Medicine Drum promotes family values. We are supporters of women's and children's issues. We collect goods for our local shelters here in Maine. We advocate sobriety and a drug free lifestyle. We encourage better education of our children and families. We try to educate the public about issues concerning the indigenous peoples of the Americas, both past and present. We want to bring positive attention to Native Americans to promote greater understanding of their rich and beautiful cultures.
We appreciate your interest in us. Please visit our myspace site at www.myspace.com/redhawkmedicinedrum. If you would like more information, please contact our Drum keeper, Ellie, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All my relations, Taho
Society of Women's Drums
Traditional Gathering and Drum Feast
Honoring Women's Drums
Sharing Native American Culture
Hosted by Red Hawk Medicine Drum and Friends
July 24 & 25, 2010
Homestead by the River Family Campground
610 New County Rd. Rt. 5
Biddeford, Saco, Maine
Chief Germaine Tremmel, Hunkpapa Lakota. South Dakota
Sharon Mountain, Lakota, South Dakota
Irma Amaro, Drumkeeper, The Mankillers
Mel Charlton-Smith, Drumkeeper, Mother Earth Beat
Mother Earth Beat of West Virginia
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