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Powwow will celebrate American Indian graduates

2018 SOTR Powwow artworkBurnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join with other south metro school districts to host the Annual South of the River Powwow at Metcalf Middle School on May 12, 2018 to celebrate the community’s graduating American Indian students.

The confirmed line up includes Master of Ceremony Jerry Dearly, Arena Director Chaske LeBlanc, Midnite Express as host drum, head dancers Frank Smith and Ruby Smith along with two student representatives, and speaker Korina Barry.

The powwow is free and open to the public. Attendees will experience a day of dance, food and fellowship through a Native perspective. Ringing Shield SIngers, AIn Duh Yung Singers and Red Bone Singers are the invited drums. Doors open at 11 a.m. The schedule will include first grand entry at 1 p.m., free feast at 5 p.m., second grand entry at 7 p.m., with the powwow concluding at 9 p.m. Interested persons can also follow the powwow on Twitter and Instagram at @SOTRpowwow.

The event is being organized by the South Metro American Indian Liaison Committee, which includes District 191, Lakeville, Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage, Farmington and District 196.

The powwow is also supported by a $500 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Organizers are still seeking sponsors, craft and informational vendors, volunteers, dancers (all dancers will receive an honorarium). If you are interested, please contact Dominic Good Buffalo at or 612-490-3484.

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 13:19