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Feature - Gathering of Nations Powwow
Larry Towell
The origin of the Native powwow is unknown. It was outlawed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s (along with all religious gatherings) and revitalized after World War II. Since then, its celebrations, songs and dances have been adopted and adapted by Indigenous communities across the continent.
The largest powwow in North America took place on April 28th and 29th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It featured 3,000 competitive singers and dancers who came to celebrate native culture in a presentation and demonstration of community pride. Some regalia takes years to make and may be handed down from generation...

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