June 09, 2011 –
MAYETTA: Pow-wow time is here and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) is gearing up to host the best one ever. The park has been spruced up and Ashley “Mittena” Hale was chosen to reign as the new princess for 2011-2012 tonight.
Mittena Hale is 15 years old and was judged on interviewing, cooking and public speaking skills. Judges for the competition were Amber Tecumseh, Kitty Shopteese, and Camilla Choteau. A potluck and the drawing for door prizes was also held and Chago Hale was the MC for the evening.
Mittena Hale, left, and outgoing princess Brennah Wahweotten shortly after the crowning.
The Ninahaii provided the singers and drum group for the evening. Check out their performance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIrwSnKjG6k
Expanded coverage of the pow-wow is planned for this weekend. In addition to information at this website, an hour-delay of highlighted pow-wow activities can be found at http://www.youtube.com under ThePPP2011 and additional still photos by PBPN’s Micki Martinez at http://spotted.cjonline.com/ will be available as well. Information can also be found on the Pow-wow Committeee’s Facebook website.
Camping spots are filling up fast and vendor posts are full.
Grand entry begins Friday at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!