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Leech Lake Powwow Grounds Undergo Major Renovations: Phase 1 Begins

Cass Lake, MN - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is pleased to announce the commencement of major renovations at our powwow grounds, marking the start of Phase 1 of our comprehensive improvement project. These renovations are a testament to our commitment to preserving and enhancing the cultural and communal spaces that are central to our community's traditions.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Communications Division has oversight over the pow wow budgets and our Pow Wow Coordinator, Rodney Johnson, works with the Pow Wow Committees in each community to plan for and manage their respective Pow Wow(s). Each Pow Wow Committee is comprised of the elected Local Indian Council and any representatives they designate. There are a total of six Pow Wow Grounds on the reservation, located in the communities of: Cass Lake, Ball Club, Inger, S. Lake, Onigum and Sugar Point.

As part of the FY24 budget process, $1 million dollars was allocated to the Pow Wow Administration budget to complete much needed repairs and maintenance to all of the pow wow grounds. In a significant show of support, the Tribal Council has further committed an additional $1 million towards another phase of the renovation efforts for FY25. This funding will enable the continuation of our work to enhance these vital community spaces, with the potential for further funding in the following years.


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