Posted: October 28, 2015
Elsipogtog School had a special guest today at our Dream Catcher Awards. Madison Milliea came and performed for our school, here is her story; Hi, my name is Madison Milliea. I am 7 years old in grade 3 at the Soleil Levant School in Richibucto. I can speak French, English and Micmac. I started dancing when I was 3 years old. My mitata would bring me to pow wows. I dance fancy shawl. We look like butterflies when we dance. My dress and shawl are called a regalia, it is not called a costume. When I dance, I dance for the spirits and for the people that are sick. I love to dance. Me and my family traveled all the way to Alburguerque New Mexico, Ontario and Montreal this year. I meet a lot of people and I make a lot of new friends. They are my pow wow family. This year I started to sing and drum. In April I will be going to 2 pow wows in Alburquerque and in Phoenix. It is far away. It takes 2 days to drive there non-stop. I can't wait to go but we will be going by airplane. In our culture we do cleansing purification ceremonies. It is smudging. I like to smudge at night, I sleep better and it takes away my bad dreams. Remember to be proud of who you are, our culture and always respect your elders.