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Dancers swirled around the ballroom in the Historic Holmes Theatre on Saturday at the first powwow amd feast put on by the DEBWE youth group of Detroit lakes. The group is aiming to replace the Anishinaabe Center by holding community gatherings and teaching people about native culture. Photo by - Nathan Bowe

Dancing and feasting, courtesy of DEBWE youth group

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It might seem odd to describe a powwow as being cozy, but there was just a good, warm feeling coming from the Holmes Ballroom in the Detroit Lakes Community Center on Saturday.

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Maybe it's because people weren't there for the money, they were there for the fellowship -- just like the old days before dancers and drum groups expected payouts for performing at powwows.

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