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Tribal Observer Issue: August 1, 2004

Women's Circle hosting princess contest; deadline to apply for Miss Three Fires is Aug. 7

The Naanooshke Women’s Circle will host the Miss Saginaw Ojibwe and Miss Three Fires Princess contests in conjunction with the 20th Annual Little Elks Retreat Powwow Aug. 6-8.

New powwow grounds being planned near Ziibiwing Center

Next year’s powwow hosted by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan will probably be at a new permanent site.

Tribal Council approved $15,000 on June 8 for the initial scope of work to develop a multi-use outdoor grounds at an area near the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways.

Twentieth Annual Little Elk's Reatreat Powwow honors the drum

It’s been described as the “heartbeat of a nation.”

This year’s theme for the 20th Annual Little Elk’s Retreat Powwow is “Honoring the Drum.” The drum symbolizes the very essence of the Native American culture while fulfilling an equally important role.