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By Alex Ross 

Hi-Line Living: Andrew Windy Boy Sr.

Preserving culture, tradition

 

August 12, 2016

Teresa Getten

Andrew Windy Boy Sr.

Dressed in their regalia, Andrew Windy Boy Sr. and his 9-year-old grandson Alexander sat with scores of others beneath the arbors of the powwow grounds as the sights and sounds of Rocky Boy's 52nd Annual Celebration swirled around them.

Windy Boy, 62, a Cree, is not just a spectator, he is a longtime grass dancer, drummer and singer. To him it is more than an activity or entertainment.

"It's, it's everything, almost," he said. "It's our life. It helps us. When we dance it clears our mind and we forget our troubles, whatever, for just that little while, and that spirit in there helps...



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