The Five Rivers Chautauqua was inspired by the Peace Dayton Collaborative Group and has become an organization dedicated to dialogue and events each summer and fall. The group has been integral in planting Peace Trees, the pine tree ceremonies that are a Native American tradition.
During the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the serene setting at SunWatch transformed with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music. For American Indians, Pow Wow is a special time to reflect upon a rich heritage and come into the Pow Wow circle with honor and respect for one another and the drum.
This Pow Wow is the culminating event of this year’s inaugural Five Rivers Chautauqua with storysharing and storylistening as we gather in right relationship to celebrate our unity.