Red Lake Nation celebrates its independence with annual powwow
July 9, 2021
Jul. 8—RED LAKE — While many were celebrating the United States Independence Day on July Fourth, the celebration was just getting started on Tuesday, July 6, in the Red Lake Nation.
Red Lakers came together at the powwow grounds once again to acknowledge the 113-year anniversary of a treaty that ensured the nation's sovereignty and solidified its refusal to comply with the Dawes Allotment Act.
After a months-long pandemic hiatus, crowds gathered together joyfully in the powwow grounds. Hundreds came out to celebrate the nation's sovereignty, enjoy food, dancing, singing and drumming. The Tuesday evening sky was full of rolling clouds over Red Lake before a firework display capped off the night.