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For the second year in a row the Denver March Powwow was cancelled because of the pandemic. The Gathering of Nations will hold a virtual powwow this month. Still, some arenas are open for in-person powwows. Dancers and spectators gathered in February for the Thunder on the Beach powwow in Florida. And the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe is scheduled to resume the Schemitzun powwow this August. We’ll take the hour to discuss how organizers are responding to the pent-up demand for live, in-person powwows and what the 2021 powwow season looks like.
Al Santos (Arawak/Aztec) – lead singer of Ottertrail
Dennis Bowen (Seneca Nation) – MC for the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Nicole Pavatea (Hopi/Tewa/Navajo) – backup singer for Ottertrail
Tonia Jo Hall (Lakota, Dakota and Hidatsa) – comedian and motivational speaker
Break 1 music: Kakiyaw Iyisinowak (All The People) (song) Young Spirit (artist) Akameyimoh Baby Boy (artist)
Break 2 music: Break Up (song) Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (artist) Theory of Ice (album)