September 27, 2012 –
MAYETTA: The 15th Annual Veterans Pow-wow was held Sept. 22 at Prairie Peoples Park. There were 51 adult dancers, 62 youth dancers and 35 veterans that registered for the event. In addition, Honored Veterans were recognized and as a way to celebrate fifteen years of hosting a pow-wow veterans passed out 200 frizbees.
Cecelia “Shobwas” Hubbard was named the 2013 We-Ta-Se Princess during the evening festivities at the 15th Annual Veteran’s Pow-wow last Saturday. She is in the eighth grade at Royal Valley Middle School and is on the volleyball team and in the Royal Valley Singers and Dancers. She will represent We-Ta-Se at other pow-wows and in other We-Ta-Se veterans’ activities. Amber Mahkuk was last year’s 2012 We-Ta-Se princess.
Other princesses in attendance at the pow-wow were (front row, l to r) Algina Barnes (Shawnee Allied Tribes), Tamo Thomas (Kickapoo), Erin Johnson (PBPN), and Dania Wahwassuck (Choctaw).
Debra J. Lowe and Roy Hale were also recognized and honored with Pendleton blankets as the Honored Veterans at the pow-wow. Lowe served in the Navy from 1980-1997 and in Desert Storm and is from Lyndon Station, Wis. and Hale is from Mayetta, Kan. and served in WWII and Korea. He is also a founding member of the We-Ta-Se veterans organization.
Winners of the raffle items
Pendleton blankets: Ahohoni Stanley and Mason Spoonhunter
$150 Gas: Fernando Gonzales
$350 Gas: Anthony Hislaw
$1000 Cash: Milton LaClair.