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The White Earth Powwow plays host to several dances and other activities. The public is encouraged to come and participate in the 146-year-old celebration. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

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Though it is traditionally viewed as a time for tribal members from across the country to gather together, the White Earth Reservation Powwow is open to the public — and event coordinator Dennis Hisgun says that’s not just lip service.


“It’s not just for native people, it’s for everybody,” he says. “I would really encourage our neighbors to come to at least one (dance) session, to observe, enjoy, and ask questions.”

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Vicki Gerdes
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