The community gathered on December 31st, New Year’s Eve, for the annual Meskwaki New Year’s Eve Pow wow at the MSS gymnasium. The NYE Pow wow provided a drug and alcohol free celebration for the community. A meal was served at 6PM leading up to Grand Entry that started at 7:15.
Throughout the evening, several contests and specials were held including a Women’s Special, Giving Back Special, Junior Boys & Girls, Teen Boys & Girls, Tiny Tots in Regalia, and a Clown Contest.
The event was sponsored by the Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center with support from the Meskwaki Diabetes Program, the Meskwaki Youth Program, Meskwaki Family Services, and the Meskwaki Health Clinic.
Head staff included the Color Guard from the Robert Morgan Legion Post 701, Head Man Jason Jefferson, Head Lady Terri Scott, Arena Directors Jerod Pushetonequa and Odie OldBear, Host Drum Brown Otter, and Emcees Heath Brown, Steadman Brown, and Bessie Scott.
Thanks to all of those that volunteered to help make this year’s NYE Sobriety Pow wow a success.