We-Ta-Se Pow-wow Snaps

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Roger Lewis, pow-wow arena director, on the arena stage.

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Naseka Hale filled in as master of ceremonies for Dean Whitebreast who was unable to make it.  Hale also sings with Little Soldier Singers.

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Billy Matchie gave an invocation at the pow-wow.

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The first Grand Entry.

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All veteran’s honor dance.

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Little Soldier Singers.

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Holding the American flag is Robert Jackson with Charles Wakole in the background and Lorrie Wahwassuck, on the right. Jackson and Wakole were selected as honored veterans for this year’s pow-wow.

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Cecelia Hubbard (in photo with child) ended her reign as 2012-2013 We-Ta-Se princess last Saturday.

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Head dancers for the pow-wow included (left to right) Cindy Leclere, Wapashe Joslin, Glen Levier and Pat Ko Shuk Mitchell.

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Fancy dancer.

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Pow-wow attendees participated in one of the dances.

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Tim Ramirez, We-Ta-Se veteran.

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We-Ta-Se veteran Roy Hale, left, holds  a cain that was given to him by Gordon Plain Bull from the Ft. Peck Reservation in Montana. Plain Bull and seven others are on the 2013 Longest Walk journey that began in Washington, D.C. and will end at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco in December.  Plain Bull and the others have been camping in Prairie Peoples Park since Wednesday. Plain Bull said this was the first reservation that the group had camped in on their journey and that he was delighted that the pow-wow was held so that he and the others got to meet other PBPN people and veterans.

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Jackie Mitchell (sitting) was one of the vendors and was paid a visit by Arlene Lingo.