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Coming up: Last Chance Community Pow Wow

Last Chance Community Pow Wow returns
Posted at 6:48 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-25 12:00:23-04

HELENA — The 22nd annual Last Chance Community Pow Wow in Helena is a go this year, after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we lost a lot of tribal members throughout the last couple of years, so we don’t expect everyone to show up, but those you can it would be greatly appreciated,” said Cary Youpee, member of the Board of Directors at Last Chance Community Pow Wow.

The gathering will be held at the Lewis & Clark Fairgrounds from October 1st through October 3rd.

The theme this year for the Pow Wow is “Honor the Children.” It’s a mission to help teach youth, Native and non-Natives alike, to come learn about traditions of the Native American culture.

There will be about 800 students that will participate in the demonstration day. They will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Visitors can expect to see and hear singers, drummers, regalia making and learn stories of various tribes in the area.

“It helps us celebrate our heritage and it's done through singing and dancing, and it's at the fairgrounds,” said Youpee.

He also added it’s a great opportunity to hear from other tribal members of their stories.

“You hear different stories from different tribal members that come from around the states and Canada and it's important because every tribe is different, and so the students have a chance to ask questions.”

Grand entry of the Last Chance Community Pow Wow starts at 6 pm Friday, October 1st.

For more information:

  • Call ~ (406) 439-5631