Dance competition

Wearing his grass dancer regalia, young Jonathan Jumper gets ready for his dance competition during Saturday’s Powwow. – STEVEN LLOYD | THE STANDARD BANNER

“It is important to honor the elders as an example to our children,” said Sherry Finchum, one of the founders of the 2019 Spirit of the Nations Powwow. “The elders retain the wisdom that has extended to our people throughout the ages.”

Elders were front and center at Saturday’s Powwow, held at the Patriot Academy. The event also featured music, drumming, traditional Native American dances and lots of learning.

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