Sweetgrass Society holds powwow for community


April 15, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Eagle Staff carrier Clinton Bird Hat is surrounded by dancers during the final Grand Entry of the Sweetgrass Society Powwow Saturday at the Armory Gymnasium in Havre. The Powwow is an annual tradition put on by Montana State University-Northern's Sweetgrass Society.

Traditional culture came together on the Montana State University-Northern campus Friday and Saturday when Northern's Sweetgrass Society held its annual powwow in the Armory Gymnasium.

Sweetgrass Society President Jonathan Nepoose said the event went well and he was glad to see people from different areas all come together to celebrate the event.

"It's important," he said. "I think it's (our) duty to keep it going."

He said that the powwow is a celebration of American Indian culture and is important because, in the past, powwows were fought against and many different tribes were unable t...

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