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7 Images From the 26th Annual Mother’s Day Powwow and Indian Festival

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Amy Morris of Cira Photography covered the 26th Annual Mother’s Day Powwow and Indian Festival held in Cherokee County, Ga. May 9-10.

The purpose of this year’s pow wow was to honor Native (and Non-Native) mothers, and to do so, the pow wow featured an honor dance for mothers on both days of the event. The pow wow was hosted by Chipa Wolfe’s Rolling Thunder Enterprises to “share Cherokee County’s rich history through entertainment, education and cultural fellowship while stimulating reverence and respect for the diversity of our great country.”

The pow wow also benefited My Brother’s Keeper Wildlife Rescue, Horse Rescue, Relief and Retirement Fun, Inc., and SaveTheHorses.org. Enjoy!

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Amanda Ironstar, Nakota Sioux/Plains Cree, is a hoop dancer from Canada. She has been dancing for 25 years.

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Rolling Thunder's Chipa Wolfe, a well-known animal advocate, speaks to the crowd about featured non-profit SaveTheHorses.org.

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Jeff Whaley dances at the 26th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother's Day Powwow in Cherokee County, Ga., May 9-10, 2015.

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Amber Saunders, Tuscarora Tribe-North Carolina, has been dancing Fancy Shawl since she was 5 years old.

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Jordin Sariyah Eagle Star, 3, Jemez/ Santo Domingo Pueblo and Sioux, waits for the drums to start at the 26th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother's Day Powwow.

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Emcee, Jody Gaskins, Ojibwa of Sault Sainte, from Marie, Michigan, puts on a show at the 26th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mother's Day Powwow.