Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture

Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture (WRGT/WKEF)

DAYTON, Ohio (WRGT/WKEF) - The annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow on Sunday celebrates the diverse culture of Native American Indians.

Over the past 30 years, the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans (MVCNA) has put on the event to celebrate the traditions of different tribes.

Site manger and anthropologist at SunWatch Indian Village Andrew Sawyer said the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow is chance for Native Americans to visit one another and celebrate their history together.

“A Pow Wow is often described as a family reunion, a get together for American Indian people. Where people come from across the country to celebrate the weekend, celebrate friendships and even make new ones” said Sawyer.

The SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park has proudly hosted the Pow Wow for the last 10 years. Sawyer said although the event honors Native American culture, they also encourage visitors to immerse themselves in the customs and traditions.

“I think for a lot of visitors, it might be there first chance to really take part in an American Indian celebration like this” said Sawyer.

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