Published June 10, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS – Under bright blue skies, mid-80 temperatures and a nice breeze the 38th Homecoming of the Three Fires Traditiaonal Powwow kicked off on Saturday along the banks of the Grand River at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The aroma of fry bread filled powwow grounds as thousands celebrated with the three tribes unique to the region — Ojibwe, Ottawa and Potawatomi — as they came together to honor their heritage with drumming and dance.
The powwow demonstrates the staying power of the three tribes that are vibrant in Michigan.
The powwow continues on Sunday with the grand entry at 12 noon. The powwow is free with ample parking at Riverside Park on Monroe Avenue, north of downtown Grand Rapids.
Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert.
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