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Indian Awareness Week hosts powwow

Detroit Lakes celebrates its 24th annual American Indian Awareness Week March 2-6, with a powwow on March 14.

Activities for the week include

• Monday, March 2, Drum and Dance performances in Roosevelt Elementary School at 10 a.m., and again at 2 p.m. in St Mary's Nursing Home

• Tuesday, March 3, Drum and Dance from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Middle School auditorium

• Wednesday, March 4, Sue Holt will have college reprentatives meeting with high school students

• Thursday, March 5, White Earth Nation Veterans speaking in classrooms at high school

• Friday, March 6, Ojibwe Jeopardy at the Tech College from 10-5 p.m. At 11:30 a.m., Young Artist Young Writers Awards

• Friday, March 13, Drum and Dance at Rossman Elementary School from 10-11 a.m.

• Saturday, March 14, powwow at the Middle School, with grand entry at 1 p.m.

The emcee will be Mickey Hodges, arena director Tom Mason, spiritual advisor Joe Bush and Eagle staff and Honor Guard White Earth Nation. The powwow is open to the public and free of charge.

Vendors are welcome at $40 per booth. Honorariums to all registered singers and dancers, with $1,000 to be divided between the drums.

There will also be a Princess and Brave contest.

For more information, contact Joe Carrier at 847-9228 or or Sue Holt at 847-4491 or

This is funded by the Cultural Collaborative Program, Johnson O'Malley Program and DL American Indian Student Council.