Our powwow is hours away

After school I noticed that all our student powwow dancers were streaming toward the field. They were gathered to take a group picture, for it seems impossible to get everyone together in one spot once the dancing begins. Excitement is definitely building as the big day is just hours away.

Our drum group was in the school music room practicing as well. They have learned a few new songs and besides the Flag Song and Honor Song, they will play for some of the dancing as well. They’re nervous because the other drum groups are seasoned singers, but what they lack in experience, I know they’ll make up in enthusiasm.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

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