Powwow Attracts Close To 3,000 People Across The Metro
The Native American culture has a variety of unique traditions.
Samuel Goodhouse has been dancing since he was just two months old. He can’t even count the number of powwows he’s been to, but today’s pow wow he won’t forget.
Goodhouse was nominated as male head dancer.
An honor he carries with much pride.
“All it is about enjoyment and the fun of it,” says Head Male Dancer, Samuel Benjamin Goodhouse.
A powwow is a sacred Native American tradition celebrating one another with feasting, dancing and singing.
“It renews their faith, and it renews their spirit and it gives you the sense that the tradition will continue on,” says committee chair, Jered Pigeon.
Pigeon says because of our unique location in the Midwest makes celebrating the Native American culture becomes even more important.
“I think it’s important to recognize and then honor the heritage and culture that surrounds us,” says Pigeon.
Seeing people from all walks of life join in the celebrations is especially special for Cheyenne Brady.
“It’s really awesome that it’s at NDSU because it’s not often that our culture gets shared in such a public place,” says 2015 Miss Indian World, Cheyenne Brady.
Cheyenne Brady is reigning Miss Indian World, a title she also carries proudly.
“You’re representing all first nations, indigenous, Native Americans, American Indians, whatever you want to call us, that’s who we’re representing,” says Brady.
“You can come and dance and be whoever,” says Goodhouse.
It’s a tradition that will forever remain a sacred part of the Native American culture, but it’s also a tradition that will continue to bring people of all cultures together in celebration.
This is the 27th year for the Powwow.
More than 2500 people are expected to join in on the celebrations.