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powwow

1. noun An informal meeting or conference, especially in order to brainstorm, discuss, or review something. A somewhat flippant allusion to the traditional gatherings held by Native American or First Nations tribes, the term could be considered offensive by some. I think all the departments need to have a powwow together to go over what went wrong on this project. Good, let's have a powwow and see what we can come up with.
2. verb To hold such a meeting. We're going to powwow on Monday to go over the final details.
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pow-wow

1. n. a meeting; a conference. (From an American Indian word.) Let’s have a pow-wow on that issue.
2. in. to hold a meeting or a conference. Let’s pow-wow on that tomorrow.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As a small boy with two very messy braids, Jacob had stopped running around with the other boys at the pow-wow and was now wandering from drum to drum, fascinated by the sticks on the taut hide.
"I never intended to make a group." But at Hobbema in 2001, no group arrived for a pow-wow. As if they were re-enacting a dream Jacob had several nights earlier, he, along with his brothers, Eric and George, pulled together a pick up crew.
"We were at a sweat lodge and I told him about the dream and the events at the pow-wow. My uncle said it was supposed to happen, that we were to sing for the youth." Eric and George made the name Young Spirit soon after.
You Are Doing it Right (Canyon Records, 2012), recorded live at THA Pow-wow in San Bernardino, contains primarily original songs.
Pow-wows are community social gatherings that include traditional activities, such as native dance and song.
To obtain a sample of at least 1,000 Native American adolescents, data were collected in three primary settings: (1) high schools where at least 90% of the students were Native American (n = 6); (2) Native American youth programs such as after school cultural enrichment and tutoring programs (n = 22); and (3) cultural events attended by Native American families such as pow-wows (n = 21).
Participants were asked if they had ever participated in pow-wows, a sweat lodge, a drum groups, and/or roundhouse.
Respondents who participated in cultural activities that included pow-wows, sweat lodge, drum groups and/or roundhouse dance reported significantly higher Native American ethnic identity than their counterparts who did not take part in cultural activities.
He and his wife began participating in local Native American pow-wows in 1992 and formed a craft business selling Native inspired clothing and crafts.
Those searching for the 'Old West', with its cowboys, Indians, red-jacketed Mounties and buffalo, will still find it reflected in country community gatherings: rodeos, barn dances, and colourful Aboriginal pow-wows. But they will also find tensions beneath the surface as they talk to local farmers, teachers and civic leaders.
Our most recent project, thanks to a Local Section Innovative Activity Grant from ACS, allows us to sponsor a dance at local student pow-wows for the youngest children, and make contact--by way of hands-on demonstrations--to the kids, parents and teachers.
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Then they sang in Indian Clubs and danced at pow-wows.
With descendants of the Mohawk, Iroquois, and Cherokee among them, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 30th annual Dance Concert and Pow-wow at the Theater for the New City last February contained two weeks of spirited exchange between the old and new worlds.