2015 Honoring Saganing Traditional Powwow
Joseph V. Sowmick - June 22, 2015
In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer journeys over to District 2 to join with the SCIT At-Large Program at the 2015 Honoring Saganing Traditional Powwow on June 20 -21. As the Ogitchedaw prepared the medicine and brought in the Eagle Staffs and flags, SCIT Public Relations Director Frank Cloutier offered tobacco to the dancers and dignitaries and SCIT At-Large Powwow Committee staffer Lisa Peters offered “heart berries” to the participants. SCIT District 2 Tribal Council Member Ron Nelson was recognized by emcee Bucko Teeple from the Bay Mills Indian Community. R. J. Smith served as Arena Director with Head Male Dancer Eric Sowmick and Head Female Dancer Darcy Pilar joining Head Veteran Darryl Jackson (U. S. Marine Corps) to lead dancers into Grand Entry. Host Drum Spirit Lake Singers from Petoskey kept the dancers moving with Southern Straits Drum from Athens sharing the arbor. AOVWS Veteran David Perez (U.S. Army) offered a touching blessing and good words for all in attendance. Grand Entry continues at 1p.m. on Sunday, June 21 with a hand drum contest slated for 3 p.m.
Joseph V. Sowmick, Hon.PhD
Tribal Observer – Photojournalist
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