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Heart Warming Pow Wow Stories From the Past Year: Part I

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As winter wraps its icy fingers around much of Indian Country, we’ve got a few pow wow stories that’ll help warm your heart from this past year.

Our commitment to covering all the pow wow dancers, MCs, organizers, and events happening across North America (and beyond) has, not surprisingly, put us into contact with some truly inspirational people. So here is Part I of our retrospective on pow wow stories that warmed our hearts, and inspired us, from this past year.

So just click on the hyperlinks and be whisked back in time to some of our favorite pow wow stories from the past year.

People like Cody Rooney, a young boy who inspires everyone he meets, and who could not be stopped from dancing at his beloved pow wows, despite his cerebral palsy.

Age is just a number, a sentiment that certainly applies to Ben Boyd, a 67-year old man who makes hoop dancing look easy, as we showcased in this awesome video.

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It’s always a special pow wow when the spotlight is on our veterans, and this was the case at the Veteran Warrior Society Pow Wow on the Flathead Reservation this past November.

Perseverance, pride, and passion—these are some of the words that come to mind when reading Donna Laurent-Caruso’s piece on her determination to become a traditional pow wow dancer.

The Prairie Chicken Dance is something to behold, and our reporter Jack McNeel did a wonderful job digging into the dance’s history.

Some of our pow wow coverage took us out of North America, like this wonderful story about the Yellow Bird Dancers who traveled to Bolivia to put on an incredible show.

Check back in to Indian Country Today Media Network for Part II!