Friday 4, 2011
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—The 19th annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow will be held at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena on Saturday, March 12. Doors open at 11 a.m. and grand entry times are noon and 6 p.m.      

The grand entry features the flag song followed by the veterans' honor song. The emcee will provide information on male and female traditional dances, jingle dress and grass dance and the male and female fancy dance. Social dances, such as the inter-tribal, round dance and two-step, are also featured and the audience is invited to participate. Artisan and vendor booths will provide a variety of craft items, reference materials and food. 

Participants include Rod Frye Sr., head male dancer; Bunny Frye, head female dancer; Bnaaswi Biiaaswah, head veteran dancer; Ditabasin, host drum; Elk Spirit Singers, co-host drum; Bahweting Singers, Four Thunders, Stone Boy and Little Thunder, invited drums; Stanley Spruce, emcee; Robert Blackdeer, arena director; Samuel Doyle, fire keeper; and the Keweenaw Bay Veterans, honor guard.

Admission is $5 for the general public and free with NMU student ID.

Kristi Evans
News Director