Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s 13th Winter Traditional Powwow

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/28/2017
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Location
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s Niiwin Akeaa Community Center

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Grand Entry 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Memorial Dance for the late Myrtle Tolonen at 4 p.m. Also Crystal Geroux Brunk will offer a pink shawl honor dance to raise awareness of breast cancer, celebrate survivors and mourn those who succumbed to the disease.

“Let’s all come and celebrate and use this as an opportunity to come together, socialize and have fun as a community striving for peace,” said Councilman and head veteran dancer Rodney Loonsfoot, whose parents Marilyn and Charles “Chuck” Loonsfoot Sr. will be the honored tribal elders at the festivities. Loonsfoot is one of the Wiikwedong Ogichidaa Society drummers

MC: Stanley Spruce

Arena Director: George Gauthier

Assistant Arena Director: Leroy Gauthier

Host Drum: KBIC’s Four Thunders

Head Man Dancer:Robert Rajacic

Head Lady Dancer: Taylor Drift

Youth Head Man Dancer: Skyler Davenport

Youth Head Lady Dancer: Anna Pietila

Junior Head Boy Dancer: Devin Connor

Junior Head Girl Dancer: Dalanna Connor.

The traditional advisor is Harlan Downwind.

Guest Drums: Summer Cloud, Wiikwedong Ogichidaa Society and Woodland Singers

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Categories: powwow

About Author

Becky Olvera Schultz

Becky Olvera Schultz is an artist and photographer whose background includes journalism, advertising and marketing. She has been in involved with the powwow circuit for several years, participating as a vendor and as a member of powwow planning committees. For more information on Becky, visit her art site at www.native-expressions.com