POWWOW CALENDAR

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Nov. 2

5th Annual Gitchi Gami Powwow

Ashland High School Gymnasium, Ashland, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-682-7089 x1011 or x1248; email: jcorbin@ashland.k12.wi.us

Nov. 3

Gathering For Our Children & Returning Adoptees Powwow

Emcee:

Jerry Dearly. Arena Directors: Windy Downwind and Kirk Crow Shoe. Host

Drum: Oyate Teca. Co-host Drum: Healing Spirit. Color Guard: Sisseton

Wahpeton Dakota Kit Fox Society. 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry. Wablenica

Ceremony – The Wablenica Song (Orphan Song) will be sung for those

returning adoptees and fostered individuals and their families. A

ceremony will be offered to heal the grief caused by separation from

family and heritage. 5:00 p.m. Feast. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing,

Tia-Piah Society. 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry. Special Honor song and

recognition for our Young Relatives who have experience foster care.

Vendors, contact Tina Knafla at 612-348-9662. Free and open to the

public. This pow wow is a celebration our community’s strengths. As we

continue to gather and acknowledge the strengths of our families, we

heal from the intergenerational trauma within our extended family

systems. As our families and communities heal we are better able to

adopt and foster our Native children. Held at the Minneapolis American

Indian Center, 1530 E.?Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For directions

see:?www.maicnet.org. For powwow info, contact Sandra White Hawk, First

Nations Repatriation Institute, at 651-442-4872, or: sadoptee@yahoo.com.

Or Tina Knafla at 612-348-9662 or: tina.knafla@co.hennepin.mn.us. Or

Jacque Wilson at 612-871-6618 or: urbanoffice@boisforte-nsn.gov.

Nov. 11

LCO Veterans Powwow

LCO School Gym, Hayward, WI. Traditional. FMI: 715-634-8924