It’s a proud moment to see your kid dressed in traditional regalia dancing in the powwow arena for the first time. Many powwows have a “Tiny Tots” category where the young ones can dance for fun. Many times everyone gets a prize. We’ll speak with parents about introducing their kids to the powwow. Who introduced the importance of dancing to you? What is the best way to get your kids to care about the powwow?
Courtney Tsotigh-Yarholar (Kiowa) – career development specialist for the University of Central Oklahoma
Cortney Yarholar (Pawnee, Otoe, Sac and Fox and Muscogee Creek) -program manager for the office of juvenile justice delinquency prevention tribal youth training and technical assistance center
Willow Abrahamson (Shoshone Bannock/Colville/Coeur D’alene/Salish/Spokane) – champion jingle dress dancer
Break Music: Ask Your Mom for Fifty Cents (World) (song) Black Lodge Singers (artist) Kids’ Pow-Wow Songs (album)