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FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - The 9th Annual Veterans' Powwow at George Mason University that kicks off at 5:00 pm est is one of several powwows around the country that honors veterans this weekend. These powwows have grown in recent years on weekends close to Veterans Day. This year Veterans Day is tomorrow, November 11, 2011.
American Indians have served in the US Military at disproportionate rates throughout the past century. American Indians have been warriors for centuries defending the soil of our ancestors.
The latest numbers provided by the Pentagon indicate that nearly 24,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives are active duty personnel across all branches of the Armed Forces.
Throughout the year, all powwows devote time to honor the current members and veterans of the Armed Forces. This weekend, and rightfully so, American Indians will place more emphasis on our and all veterans who have served this country.
Here is a list of powwows around the United States this weekend:
9th Veterans' Powwow
George Mason University
Johnson Center's Dewberry Hall
Honoring All Veterans Powwow
Klamath County Fair Grounds
Klamath Falls, Oregon
20th Great American Indian Expo and Powwow
LCO Veterans Powwow
LCO High School Gym
34th UW-Milwaukee Autumn Powwow
Utah Valley University Powwow
800 West University Parkway
5 Community Center Road
5th Annual Honor Our Armed Forces
Highway 85 and Highway 134
Gaffney Cherokee Intertribal Powwow
Gaffney Cherokee Museum
301 College Drive
Gaffney, South Carolina
War Eagle Native American Festival
901 South College Street
Gathering of Warriors Veterans Wacipi
Dakota Magic Casino
Hankinson, North Dakota
D-Q University Big Time Powwow
33250 County Road 31
Richland College Powwow
12800 Abrams Road
8th Annual Kanawaksooma Powwow
Mount Hood Community College Gym
26000 SE Stark
Western Nebraska Community College Powwow
John N. Harms Advanced Technology Center
2620 College Park
posted November 10, 2011 11:50 am est
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