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White Earth powwow celebration underway

WHITE EARTH, Minn. - The 141st annual White Earth powwow continues today as part of the yearly three-day festival. It started Friday in White Earth Village with a grand entry. The White Earth powwow commemorates the signing of a treaty between th...

WHITE EARTH, Minn. - The 141st annual White Earth powwow continues today as part of the yearly three-day festival.

It started Friday in White Earth Village with a grand entry.

The White Earth powwow commemorates the signing of a treaty between the White Earth Nation and the federal government on June 14, 1867,

Grand entries are also scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and Sunday. There will be flag raising ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Today's activities also include a couples dance at 3 p.m., a women's jingle dance at 8 p.m. and a men's grass dance at 9:30 p.m.

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A men's chicken dance will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.

The powwow is open to the general public. Food and drink are available for sale.

The Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Herald are Forum Communications Co. newspapers.

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