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ATHENS, MICHIGAN - The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi are hosting their 2011 Annual Traditional Powwow at the Pine Creek Reservation this Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26.
The powwow has a historical, social, and spiritual value to Nishnabek (Native American People)
"The purpose of the powwow is to bring people together, to express this sense of community, this sense of oneness, with each other and with the universe, this sense of sharing," said Nakwe Geshik (Mouz) Pamp, tribal member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band.
June 25 & 26
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi tribe has more than 1,100 tribal members, who mostly live in seven counties in Michigan, which includes Kent County where Grand Rapids is located.
Activities include a 5-K race, Parade of Cheers, car show, and three Grand Entries. There will be two Grand Entries on Saturday at: 12 noon and 7:00 pm; and again at 12 noon on Sunday. The car show will take place from 10 am - 1 pm on Sunday.
For many years, the Native People of this continent have come together to reflect on who Nishnabek (Native American People) are and to celebrate their rich heritage. Powwow celebrations are a way to express thankfulness through song and dance.
The powwow has a historical, social, and spiritual value to Native American people. The first original celebrations were held in the spring to honor the "new beginning" of life.
posted June 24, 2011 8:37 am et
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