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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.

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.
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"Gossip" may not even be the best word to describe this kind of powwow talk.
An outsider witnessing the powwow would just see the celebration as another Indian get-together with lots of dancing and singing, he said.
Contemporary powwows in southwestern Ontario share many similarities to powwows throughout the rest of Canada, including a blend of social and ceremonial activities, music, dancing, crafts and arts vendors, and a general renewal of Aboriginal culture and pride.
Today, he stated Aboriginal people treat the powwow as the main and basically only event when Aboriginal people meet.
Powwow organizers have much more in store for next year's silver anniversary event.
The powwow is a way people who are not American Indians can learn about the importance of the circle in Indian thought and life.
Powwow scholarship has come a long way since its origin in the 1950s.
Lynn Anderson attends powwows to observe and learn more about her untraced partial Native American ancestry.
I have structured this book in two large sections: the first describes practices of the powwow grounds; the second, the practices of the studio.
Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains (1) s'inscrit dans la lignee de recentes contributions d'ethnomusicologues a l'etude du phenomene de l'enregistrement en studio, a des fins commerciales, de genres musicaux << traditionnels >> par des acteurs locaux.
Setting the Stage: Contest and Traditional Powwows and the Valuing of Competition
They attend powwows and flute shows with their instruments, she said, although this was the first time they'd been to the LCC powwow.
Echoing the protocols of these first powwows, the women's Jingle Dress dance style developed among the Ojibway Indians in the early 1900s.
According to Boye Ladd, a veteran powwow dancer from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin, there are rumors that some casino powwows in California will have three- or four-million dollar purses this year.
"We are probably the most grassroots people that you'll be talking to having anything to do with putting on powwows. We pull it off and it doesn't look like that in the end, but that's what it is.