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A cultural celebration at Rocky Boy

People travel far and wide to Rocky Boy Christmas Celebration


December 24, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Sheldon Shebala, of the Navajo Nation and from Idaho, walks through the Little Bear Gymnasium between songs Saturday at the Rocky Boy Christmas Celebration in Box Elder.

People from all around the United States and from Canada came out last weekend to celebrate at the Chippewa Cree Tribe's Rocky Boy Christmas Celebration.

Organizer Dustin Whitford said the tribe has been preparing for the celebration since October and had many sponsors helping make the event happen.

The Rocky Boy Christmas Celebration kicked off Friday at 10:30 a.m. with a traditional feast, Whitford said. He added that the event saw a good turn out of people, including elders and many of the youth attending the event.

Later Friday, a community feed was held followed by a round dance ce...

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