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Thousands celebrate culture at annual Chippewa Cree Celebration


August 5, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A competitor dances during the powwow at the Chippewa Cree Celebration Saturday on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Hundreds from around the U.S. and Canada danced during the multi-day celebration of Native American heritage and culture.

The 2019 Chippewa Cree Celebration saw thousands of people from across the country and Canada joining in the festivities throughout the weekend on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

"It's important to families just to get them immersed in their culture," Chippewa Cree Powwow President Caryn Sangrey said, adding that she enjoyed seeing children, the Tiny Tots dancers, get to dance and spend time with adults who have been doing powwows their entire life.

The powwow this year saw more than 900 registered dancers who came from near and far, she said.

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