Scene nearby: ‘Honoring Mother Bear’ powwow kicks off at EdCC

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Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association began its 31st annual powwow, “Honoring Mother Bear,” on Saturday.

The powwow brings together students, families and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing and art.

Powwows are social gatherings — open to all people — celebrating American Indian tribes’ traditions, styles of dance, songs, families and friendships. Dancers and drummers come to the college’s powwow from tribes throughout the Northwest and United States, including locally from the Muckleshoot, Lummi, Puyallup and Suquamish tribes.

The powwow continues Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. It will be held in Seaview Gym on campus, located at 20000 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood.

This event is free and open to the public. This is a contest powwow — all dancers and drums welcome.

–Photos by Natalie Covate

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