From elaborate costumes hand-made and handed down through generations, to songs and dances that encompass the beauty of a people, powwows have always been a time of regeneration and pride through the unity of a culture.
The Kootenai Tribe has extended a gracious invitation to the residents of north Idaho, inviting the public to attend the annual Kootenai River Days Powwow to experience the beauty and power of its culture.
The powwow will run from July 10 through 12 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
The public is welcome to enjoy the grand entries of dancers on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at noon. The dancers will wear tribal regalia, dancing with pride and unity with many different Native Tribes from the north and southwestern regions.
Additionally, the powwow will demonstrate cultural Stickgame, drumming and dancing contests. Attendees can also sample traditional foods, along with native arts and crafts.