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American Indian Awareness week begins with ceremony

Detroit Lakes Public Schools is celebrating American Indian Awareness Week March 3-8.

It starts with an opening ceremony Monday, March 3, which is open to the public, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Senior Center in the Holmes Theater. The ceremony includes Joe Bush, spiritual advisor, DL Drum and Dance Team and Host Drum, Lil Red Tail.

Tuesday and Wednesday include small cultural activities in various classes.

Thursday, which is also open to the public, is a presentation from 1:30-3:15 p.m. for the ALC student body in the Ball Room. The presentation to the students and staff is by the White Earth Nation Honor Guards and Eagle Staff, along with Mickey Hodges, master of ceremonies for the Pow-wow and Tom Mason, arena director.

Friday, Ojibwe Jeopardy and Young Artist Young Writers Awards are being postponed and rescheduled for March 14 in the Detroit Lakes Community and Technical College. It is open to the public, Competition begins at 9 a.m., and the Young Artist Young Writers Awards will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon in room C-101.

Saturday is the pow-wow, which is open to the public, with grand entry at 1 p.m. and a feast at 5 p.m.

A special Miigwetch (thank you) for the donation from the Detroit Lakes Johnson O'Malley Programs, Parent Committee.

For further information, contact Joe Carrier at 218-847-9228 or