Native American Programs and Mikanakawa
Welcome to the page for Mikanakawa’s Native American Programs!
Native American Ceremonies
Mikanakawa Lodge has a rich tradition of excellence in ceremonies. No better example of this can be found than our performance at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference where 7 of our 8 teams competing were designated as honor teams. Today, we continue to build on our legacy of excellence with a teams of dedicated youth.
You can get started in Ceremonies by:
If you are a Chief, Vice Chief or Advisor interested in starting or improving your team, please contact our NA Youth Lead Colin March. We will come to your chapter meeting and help you get started or help coach your team.
Download Ceremonies Scripts:
Pre-Ordeal and Ordeal– (Hint: The Admonition)
Brotherhood– (Hint: Have you seen the Arrow?)
Native American Dance Information
In Mikanakawa Lodge – our goals is for every chapter to have a dancer We have a strong tradition of leadership in the area of dance. Our own Tim Jarrell, placed Second of over 50 competitors at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State.
Native American Drum and Dance
The drum is the heart of every powwow and the foundation for a strong Native American Activities Program. In Mikanakawa Lodge, our drum is a strong team of dedicated youth and adults who are committed to an exceptional program of singing and drum that honors the Native American tradition.
We sing songs from the Southern Tradition, lower pitch and slower pace. Spend some time with us and you will learn songs from Ponca and Comanche tribes, and gain an appreciation for the traditions and meanings of our local Native American tribes.