Large crowd enjoys successful pow wow

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IT’S POW WOW TIME!–Sunny and warm conditions greeted dancers, drums, and those who just came to enjoy the first of four Grand Entries at the KBIC’s 37th annual Maawanji’iding held July 24-26. This year’s event honored the warrior and drew more than 1,000 spectators.


by Chris Ford
An estimated 1,000 visitors joined approximately 650 dancers for the July 24-26, 2015, 37th annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Maawanji’iding Pow Wow at the community’s Ojibwa Campground north of Baraga. The event actually began earlier in the week with traditional storytelling and other activities closed to the public. Things kicked off for both native and non-native peoples with the first of three Grand Entries which took place Friday evening, July 24. Two more similar celebrations were held Saturday and one final Grand Entry took place Sunday. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.