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DULCE, NEW MEXICO The Department of Youth and the Jicarilla Apache Tribe is hosting its 2nd Annual Childrens' Christmas Powwow in Dulce today. Eldina Pesata, coordinator of youth activities for the Tribe, and her staff work hard to ensure tribal children and all others in the Dulce area are given at least one Christmas gift.
Jicarilla Apache Tribe Childrens' Christmas Powwow is Today
Pesata was quick to point out that many of the families in the area simply cannot afford to give a lot of presents at Christmas. She said even though many parents work, they still cannot afford to buy Christmas presents.
“Christmas is a very special time of year and most kids don't have a Christmas to remember. The vision for this event is to give back to the children, and families of the Dulce community and surrounding communities,”
Pesata commented to the Native News Network on Tuesday.
Pesata was excited to report that Santa will be stopping by the reservation at today's powwow.
We asked her to send pictures of last year's event. She was kind enough to send a couple that we used in our story about the powwow. This week's photo of the week has Santa sitting down as a group of children stand in line to speak to Santa.
There is something about the innocence of children that warms the heart. This photo made the staff of the Native News Network happy that there are people such as Eldina Pesata and her staff who care enough about rez children to make sure they have presents for Christmas.
posted December 15, 2012 7:20 am est