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Haskell Spring 2019 Welcome Back Powwow

MAKAYLA SLOAN

COFFIN COMPLEX— Haskell’s 2019 Welcome Back Powwow was held this Saturday; Feb., 9, 2019. The event was an exciting start to the Spring 2019 semester.

Artists and food vendors line the perimeter of the complex selling items such as beaded jewelry, ribbon skirts, tshirts, homemade soap, and make extravagant items and food.

Present at the event were many native royalties and title holders including 2018-2019 Miss Haskell; Ahnawake Toyekoyah and 2018- 2019 Haskell Brave; Troy Watterson. The event participants and spectators ranged all ages from infants to elders. Some of the first dance categories were tiny tots, men’s 50+ and women’s 50+. The other categories included junior boys, junior girls, women’s jingle dress, women’s northern traditional, women’s southern traditional, women’s fancy dance, men’s northern and southern traditional, men’s grass dance, men’s fancy dance.

During the Powwow was a giveaway event for the Haskell students. Prizes such as instant ramen, laundry soap, and t-shirts were spread across the dance floor. Students were gathered into a ring around the prizes and when told they all rushed to gather whatever prizes they had their eye on. The HINU Welcome Back Powwow is great fun for everyone.

Haskell Brave Troy Watterson says “The Welcome Back Pow Wow is a great event that is continuing to grow bigger with each passing semester. I always enjoy seeing friends that travel far to join the celebrations here at Haskell.”

Make sure to attend next semester’s Welcome Back Pow Wow and experience the fun for yourself.

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