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Dancing at a green and sunny powwow

“The powwow went excellent, there were tons of people here,” said Charles Littlewolf of Naytahwaush, who worked with the powwow vendors. “It was a big event – everybody had an excellent time – the vendors all had fun and made money and they can’t wait for next year,” he added with a laugh.

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The grass was green and the dancing was easy at the White Earth Powwow last weekend.
Contributed by Gary Padrta/White Earth Nation
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DETROIT LAKES — There was good weather and a good turnout for the annual White Earth Powwow over the weekend.

There were five grand entries and two feasts over the course of the three-day event at the White Earth Pow Wow Grounds. There was the annual royalty contest, camping, vendors, a host of dancers, drum groups and a 5K run/walk.

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The dance circle was busy during the well-attended annual powwow at White Earth village June 10-12, 2022.
Contributed photo by Gary Padrta/White Earth Nation

“The powwow went excellent, there were tons of people here,” said Charles Littlewolf of Naytahwaush, who worked with the powwow vendors. “It was a big event — everybody had an excellent time — the vendors all had fun and made money and they can’t wait for next year,” he added with a laugh.

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Young dancers spread their winds and flew around the powwow circle at White Earth over the weekend of June 10-12, 2022.
Contributed photo by Gary Padrta/White Earth Nation

The 154th annual White Earth Treaty Day Celebration and Pow Wow ran June 10-12, with Lee Whitefeather acting as spiritual director and Dave Northbord and Wes Jourdain sharing master of ceremony duties.

Lucas Hisgun, Earl Fairbanks and Jimmy Uran Jr. handled arena director and junior arena director responsibilities.

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Dancers in full regalia at the White Earth Powwow, held June 10-12, 2022.
Contributed photo by Gary Padrta/White Earth Nation

Black Lodge was the host drum group and Walking Buffalo was the co-host drum group.

For the most part, the weather smiled on the celebration. “It rained only one time,” Littlewolf said.

“All of us are sunburnt — we’re working on our suntans now,” he joked. “But we worked hard and got it done.”

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