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BP: Sanford Health Healing Powwow honors health care workers


August 23, 2019

Dancers make their way around the drum circle during the grand entry at the Sanford Health Healing Powwow on Thursday. (Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- Not every dancer at the Sanford Health Healing Powwow was wearing traditional Native regalia. In fact, once the drum circles began to play their steady beats, the first dancers to set foot on the grounds were wearing military uniforms -- some in camo, others in white, ironed formal wear. They were the veterans in the honor guard.

More than 100 dancers showed up at Thursday's event, which is held annually to honor the physicians and health care workers in the area. Among those who came to take part in the event were members from four area honor guards, presenting the various colors to begin the day's events.


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