DHS hosts Heritage Powwow

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A young jingle dress dancer makes her way around the powwow arena during an intertribal.
Southern Ute Veterans Association members, Gordan Hammond and Rudley Weaver dance with Zelda Weaver-Ute during an intertribal song at the heritage powwow.
Brittany Taylor was one of three Southern Traditional Dancers chosen to compete in the final round of a special that was sponsored by graduating senior, Nahmie Banderas at the heritage powwow.
Olyvia Watts rushes to her family after jingle dress dancing during the “tiny tots” special.
Shaundai Poncho fancy dances around the entire powwow arena during the contest round. He was the only Men’s Fancy Dancer to compete.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Durango School District, the Title VI program and Durango High School hosted the Native American Heritage Powwow on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Durango, Colo. The powwow was open to the community and featured a native arts market and specials for all veterans and graduating seniors. The high school gym was full of families getting ready, spectators watching from the stands and drummers sharing their songs.

 

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