American Indian Activities
The National Order of the Arrow Conference offers many opportunities for Arrowmen to experience and participate in the American Indian culture during the conference with the American Indian Activities area. The program that the American Indian Activities staff provides are not just for experienced dancers and singers but also for those Arrowmen whom are looking to start a new craft or hobby. The staff provides training classes from beginning dancing to outfit construction to classes on different crafting techniques such as beading and quillwork. Even if you are not interested in dancing but would like to start a dance or drum team within your lodge there are classes that will cover those topics as well.
For those Arrowmen who are more experienced and want to compete in the national dance competition dance styles such as Northern Traditional, Old Style, Grass, Fancy, Chicken and Straight Dance, NOAC is that chance. With competitions in every style dancers can come and spend the day competing and have their outfit evaluated from past champions and judges as well. There will be a team dance competition and drum competition where lodges can compete against other from across the Nation.
With all the chances to learn, create new crafts, dance, and bond with Brothers from across the nation, there will be plenty to do within the American Indian Activities at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference.
Interested in competing in the American Indian Activities competitions? Review the guidelines for the competitions below:
- Historical Group Dance Competition
- Individual Dance Competition
- NEW - Powwow Exhibition Team Dance Competition
- Northern and Southern Singing Competition
Information for Dance Clothes Coaching
Coaches will be available to give you pointers on how to improve your dance clothes.
- Contemporary Traditional Dance
- Fancy Dance
- Grass Dance
- Old Time Sioux Dance
- Chicken Dance
- Straight Dance
Ceremonial Team Competitions
Last revised on April 1, 2015