Round Dance

Event Date: 
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December 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to December 10, 2017 - 2:00am
Event Location: 
The Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall | 1100 Yore Ave. Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Event Description: 

Join us in singing, dancing, and reminiscing as we celebrate our loved ones who have traveled through the Western Door and enjoy the company of family and friends who are still with us today.

Our teachings tell us that the spirit world has daytime during our night time therefore, we Round Dance into the night to celebrate with the spirits. This year we will be honoring our singers who are blessed with the ability to receive songs from the spirits. Our singers share these special songs with us using their beautiful voices and strong hearts. Kë gaténmamen gi négmojêk!

5:00pm-7:00pm: Community feast 
7:30pm–8:30pm: Opening ceremony
9:00pm-10:00pm: Singing and dancing
10:00pm–11:00pm: Late night snack
11:00pm-12:00am: Community competitions + Singing and dancing
12:00am-2am: Singing, dancing and community giveaway

Great Lakes Native vendors are invited to sell artwork and crafts.

Competition Categories
Hand Drum: Two Man/One Female Group
Best Applique Shirt, Best Applique Skirt, Best Moccasins, Best Neshnabé Joke
Moccasin Game Tournament: Minimum 2 Adults per Team

Hotel Option
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Benton Harbor
2276 Pipestone Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 | (269) 927-4599

For more information, please contact the Pokagon Band Department of Language and Culture at (269) 462-4325.