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Milk River Indian Days brings healing to Fort Belknap


Last updated 7/29/2019 at 12:23pm

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Desirae Desnomie braids the hair of her daughter, Aiyana Burnstick, 13, before the Grand Entry of Milk River Indian Days Powwow Sunday at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

The Milk River Indian Days powwow at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation wrapped up Sunday and saw hundreds in attendance from around the area all sharing in the celebration. In light of a number of recent tragedies on the reservation, the community banded together in prayer, mourning and healing and held a ceremony that the tribe has not held in nearly a century.

"It's not a matter of being good to one another, it's a matter of loving one another through good and bad. Share the tears of healing, share a smile, a handshake and a hug," Fort Belknap community leader Gerald Stiffarm said. "We've...

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