August 8, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 16

Powwow celebrates Native American heritage

Drumming and dancing were just on the surface of the annual powwow at the Airway Heights Corrections Center.

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James Eik
Members of the community were involved in the powwow, seen here during the grand entry.

Around 230 people were involved in the event, including offenders and visitors. The day started with a grand entry, flag song, charging song and dancing. Meals and a giveaway, followed by more dancing. Altogether, the event lasted around six hours Thursday, Aug. 1.

“Today’s powwow, everything that we do is to give back,” one offender, Seymour Ruben, said. “To show our kids and our families that we’re going to work on getting back to those ways, getting back to spiritualit...

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