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Mni Wiconi Wacipi
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Maori Haca


This 7th annual gathering was our largest with over 300 attending the four-day camp.  On Saturday, almost 1000 people from the community and surrounding areas joined us for our traditional, intertribal, non-competition powwow. In the evening, all were invited to enjoy a free Polynesian luau dinner prepared and served by our indigenous friends from the South Pacific led by Paul O'toko.


Oasis of Living Water


With so much hardship in Native communities today, our annual gathering is absolutely an oasis of "living water" for those who attend. One of the telltale signs of Creator's blessing is the number of local Native community members who attend the powwow each year to dance and enjoy the day because, as they say, "I like the spirit I sense in this place."




TURNER, OREGON (ANS) -- For the fifth year in a row, hundreds gathered in Turner, Oregon, July 30 to August 2, to celebrate the Jesus Way and share in the traditions and heritage of being Native people. Wiconi International's Living Waters Family Powwow and Family Camp had over 230 registered for camp and over 400 attending the Mini Wiconi Traditional Powwow at the Aldersgate Conference Center.




This year, our theme was Restoring Authentic Community in a Broken World. In response to this challenge our entire three days together was focused on friendship making, relationship strengthening and community building in the spirit of Jesus.

Wiconi ‘Living Waters’ Powwow
Kola-A New Friend
Celebrating the joy and beauty of life through the Jesus Way
For three days in August, 233 Native and non-Native people came from across North America for the Fourth Annual Mni Wiconi Wacipi Family Camp in Turner, Oregon. They came to celebration, strengthen families, enjoy friendships, support Native communities and be encouraged in the spiritual journey in the Jesus Way.
This year’s 2nd Annual Living Waters Family Camp was a great success on all accounts. As Katherine said after last year’s camp, “It’s the best thing we do!” From the young to the old, everyone experienced the presence of the Lord in great worship, awesome bible teaching and long hours of lively fellowship. The special Friday youth night of activities was great. Groove Nation, a multi-ethnic hip-hop dance team inspired the youth to live passionate and committed lives for Jesus Christ. The even coerced me and Pastor Corey to learn a short hip-hop dance routine where were able to “bust some moves .” Jerry Chapman and Cheryl Bear really helped open our hearts to the Holy Spirit through their anointed worship leading.
August 2005 - Our first ever Mni Wiconi Wacipi "Living Waters Powwow" and Family Camp was an awesome success on all accounts. Over two hundred people attended the camp and nearly four hundred attended the powwow with seventy in full regalia dancing. Dozens of stories were told of how our Heavenly Father encouraged, strengthened and blessed those in attendance.


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