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Powwow season put on hold, online in wake of covid-19


August 17, 2020

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When Labor Day weekend rolls around this year, Brenda Child will miss an event that’s been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.

She lives most of the year in the Twin Cities now — she’s a professor at the University of Minnesota — but grew up on the Red Lake Nation, with fond memories of powwows. She’s even written a children’s picture book about powwows.

“My favorite powwow of the year comes Labor Day weekend, when there is a singing contest up in Ponemah, Minnesota,” she told Minnesota Public Radio News. “Every year, I take my children to Ponemah and we sit there by the lake and we listen to the music. I think I’ll be really sad on Labor Day weekend.”


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