Community members gathered at the MSS gymnasium on Saturday, November 10th for the annual Meskwaki Veterans Day Powwow.
The evening started off with a community meal followed up by the Meskwaki Veterans Powwow Princess contest. Congrats to Aubrey Roberts who was crowned as the 2018 Meskwaki Veterans Day Powwow Princess. Grand Entry began around 7:00pm and was led by members of the Robert Morgan Legion Post 701 and the Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma Color Guard. Head staff for the evening included; Head Man: Alexander Walker, Jr. (US Army), Head Lady: Regina Balderas (US Navy Reserve), Emcee: Juaquin Hamilton (Sac & Fox, OK), and Arena Director: David “Odie” OldBear, Jr.
Contests included an All Style Mens and Womens Combined contest, a Vietnam Veterans All Style Mens and Womens Combined contest sponsored by the Walker Family, a Junior and Teen Girls Fancy Shawl Special sponsored by the outgoing Meskwaki Veterans Day Powwow Princess Zeara Roberts, and a Woodland Special in honor of CPL George Young Bear Jr.