LE HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – After being postponed for two years due to COVID, the Sweetgrass Society’s annual powwow returns this weekend to MSU-Northern’s Armory Gymnasium.
The free event is student-led, and Sweetgrass Society president Tallen Oats said they were eager to put on a show for the community.
“It’s super exciting to be able to bring back the powwow after having COVID for so long and not being able to hold any celebrations or gatherings. And we’re super excited to see everyone again and to see everyone dancing and all the happy faces.
Little River Institute director Erica McKeon-Hanson adds that the event is a total community effort and takes several months to put together.
“We have many sponsors from different dance categories in the community, businesses in the community, families within our community, and tribal communities. This will truly be the first time we have come together since pre-COVID. »
The emcee will be Gayle Skunkcap, while the arena manager will be Walter Runsabove. The sound will be from Wind Dancer Tunes and the host drum will be Assiniboine Cree.
The main entry times are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Everyone is invited, a food truck and vendors will be on site. Masks will be available for those who wish.
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