By Alan Sorensen
Nearly everyone who attended last weekend's 2000 Sweetgrass Society Pow-wow was a winner.
The powwow attracted numerous fans, singers and dancers to the MSU-Northern gym from throughout the area and provided two days of entertainment for the entire family.
Golden Age Dancers who performed during the Friday and Saturday event were Tonia Ackerman, Jeanne Hobbs, Alice Big Knife, Margaret Murray and Ruby Big Knife.
The winners in each of the competitive dance categories and were:
Jr. Girls' Fancy 1. Cassie Morsette, Hays; 2. Tishanna Bull, Saskatchewan, Canada; 3. Randy Small, Rocky Boy.
Jr. Girls' Jingle 1. Morgon One Spot, Rocky Boy; 2. Jaycyne Coffee, Rocky Boy; 3. Tommie Martell, Wolf Point.
Jr. Girls' Traditional 1. Gemma Doore, Harlem; 2. Jeri Lynn Nepoose, Rocky Boy; 3. Sonora Standing Rock, Rocky Boy.
Teen Girls' Fancy 1. Lorna Martell, Wolf Point; 2. Kassie Nicholson, Fort Belknap; 3. Janette Bell, Hays.
Teen Girls' Jingle 1. Diana Doney, Harlem; 2. Josephine Windy Boy, Rocky Boy; 3. Trista Doney, Harlem.
Teen Girls' Traditional 1. Autumn Desjarlais, Manitoba, Canada; 2. Mary Jo Lebeau, Fort Belknap; 3. Shoshanna Saddler, Rocky Boy.
Women's Fancy 1. Gail Main, Fort Belknap, $300; 2. Carrie Gopher, Rocky Boy, $200; 3. Patty Young Running Crane, Browning, $100.
Women's Jingle 1. Amanda Desjarlais, Manitoba, Canada, $300; 2. Evelyn Chief Calf, $200; 3. Mary Not Afraid, $100.
Women's Traditional 1. Kishay Baker, Rocky Boy, $300; 2. Celina Jones, Hays, $200; 3. Cora Chandler, Hays, $100.
Jr. Boys' Fancy 1. Dakota Christian, Poplar.
Jr. Boys' Grass 1. Lance Whitehorse, Rocky Boy; 2. Brandon Coffee, Rocky Boy; 3. Charles Windy Boy, Rocky Boy.
Jr. Boys' Traditional 1. Cherokee Christian, Poplar; 2. Scotty Horn, Hays; 3. Cameron Blackcrow, Hays.
Teen Boys' Fancy 1. Stanley Whiteman.
Teen Boys' Grass 1. Daryl Wright II, Rocky Boy; 2. Timothy Parker, Rocky Boy; 3. A.J. Stiffarm, Fort Belknap.
Teen Boys' Traditional 1. Keith Weasel, Fort Belknap; 2. Dylon Youpee, Poplar; 3. Gary Whitford, Rocky Boy.
Men's Fancy 1. Stanley Whiteman, Browning, $300; 2. Alvin Windy Boy, Rocky Boy, $200.
Men's Grass 1. Wesley Windy Boy, Rocky Boy, $300; 2. Terry Grant, Fort Belknap, $200; 3. Walden Tewawina, Polacca, Ariz., $100.
Men's Traditional 1. Terry Brockie, Fort Belknap, $300; 2. Will Kirn, Fort Peck, $200; 3. Shoots the Iron, Wolf Point, $100.
Results were compiled and submitted by Sweetgrass Society President Elaine Healy-Berger.
Sweetgrass Society is open to all students, both Indian and non-Indian. It is also open to members of the surrounding community who want to be involved. The club actively participates in dozens of activities at Northern and throughout the community each year.
For more information about Sweetgrass Society and its mission, call MSU-Northern Multicultural Coordinator Faye Red Fox or Healy-Berger at 265-3700, ext. 3185.