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(SD)-Powwows Going Online During Pandemic

By: John Axtell Posted at: 03/25/2020 10:16 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - People across Indian Country are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of healing dances to offer support during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Community song and dance have always been a part of health and prayer for Native Americans, and Indian Country Today reports now they're putting a digital spin on these traditions.

      Jingle dress dancers from Montana, Arizona, the Dakotas and elsewhere are sharing videos on YouTube and Facebook while Facebook groups such as the Social Distance Powwow are connecting dancers, vendors and others.

     In Wisconsin, jingle dress dancers and singers performed outdoors on the Bad River Reservation over the weekend while community members watched from their cars.


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