We are ecstatic to promote a more comfortable Native American Dance environment for COTRAIC's 35th Annual Pow Wow. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 14, 2013.
About this project
For 34 yrs. the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center (COTRAIC) has invited the Public and the Native American community to celebrate our cultural programs and events (during the last full-weekend in September, every year). Just this last Pow Wow (September 29th and 30th) over 1000 people participated in this event alone...and we desire for our numbers to grow!
Which means year-after-year, we ALL have been excited to celebrate COTRAIC's Cultural Annual Pow Wows...but to find our bodies would REALLY appreciate a softer surface!
Our efforts are to replace the asphalt dance arena for the COTRAIC's next Annual Pow Wow with an Astro Turf underlying surface (Rubberized) with Dirt top layer---as it has become a must! The asphalt tarmac is a very, very hard surface (that takes a toll on our bodies lower extrimenties), and as our aging Elders continue to support this program, it becomes harder and harder to recover. So keep in mind, this would also provide a great environment for our youth and the participating public (during our community day events which will re-engage in the spring) to learn Native American culture and dance on a kinder surface. And the mindset today is---together with your help---provide a comfortable experience for ALL! (Besides providing a environment where our Native American Dancers will deliver their un-inhibited style and skill -- for all to enjoy!)
So please help us to make this possible...and we would be ecstatic to see you at our next Pow-Wow or Community Day...engaging with our Cultural Advisory Committee to show off your dance skills! [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-apLQdJ8bA]
Risks and challenges
We are ecstatic to celebrate a new Annual Pow Wow event with the Public and the Native American community once this project is successfully funded at $45,000 ...The real work will begin! So for now, we are going to conduct our efforts in Phases.
Phase I: Removal of the asphalt surface and replace with an appropriate drainage system (to prevent any excess water build-up).
Phase II: Lay an astro turf (rubberized) underlying surface
Phase II: Have a dirt topper. Which will allow us to connect with Mother Earth, while addressing the ales that our bodies use to endure.
Organize a Community Day where we engage with the community to properly and safely remove the current asphalt surface, and have it removed properly. Then Decide between 2 viable quotes (from experienced Vendors) who would haul the old debris away, create a drainage system to manage all water seepage, and properly cover dance circle surface with astro turf (rubberized) material, and get the dirt topper evenly placed...before the next cultural event in 2013.
Expensive project! The challenge with organizing the community to get this accomplished places safety risks foremost. So it's best to rely on a professional, whose services comes with a warranty to cover any material defects. And this is why we chose to get professionals to help us get this done correctly!
Select the appropriate Vendor with the best warranted services for their work, along with employing knowledgeable Volunteers to oversee the project. In addition, we will implement a Project Team that will manage this project from beginning...to the end of process...and then we will Celebrate ALL who have contributed to this great work!
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