Over 6000 attend Pow Wow

HEAD VETERAN–Dancer, Rodney Loonsfoot, led the Grand Entries at the 43rd Annual KBIC Maawanj’iding held at the Ojibwa Campgrounds on US-41 in Baraga this past weekend, July 23-25. Over 6000 spectators showed up for the threeday event, coming in from Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and other surrounding states.

by Melissa Newland
It was a spectacular experience for those attending the 43rd Annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Maawanj’iding (Pow Wow) at the Ojibwa Campgrounds on US-41 in Baraga this  past weekend. With sunny skies, tasty food and the beautiful array of color and talent exhibited by those participating in the event, those attending were able to share in and learn a part of tribal traditions and culture. According to Committee members, over 6,000 spectators attended and over 500 dancers registered during the free admittance three-day gala, which began on Friday, July 23, 2021, welcoming in the public with the Grand Entry at 7 p.m. and ended on Sunday with the final Grand Entry at 1 p.m. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.