Join us on Saturday, May 25th for the Meskwaki Nation Graduation Powwow in Honoring Our Graduates – The Class of 2019 at the Meskwaki Settlement School HS Gym.
1:00 PM – Grand Entry
4:00 PM – Meskwaki Games (Men’s Moccasin Games & Women’s Bone Dice)
5:00 PM – Dinner – Bring a side to share
7:00 PM – Grand Entry – Graduates must participate in GE to receive quilt on stage.
7:45 PM – Quilt Presentation
MC: Tracie Kapayou & Danielle Seymour
AD: Jerod Pushetonequa & Odie OldBear
Host Drum: Coon Hunters
Head Man: Keith Keahna
Head Woman: Enriqueta Wanatee-Diego
Tiny Tots (0-6 Years Old & must be in regalia) Sponsored by Kallie Roberts and Family
Spot Dances (Intertribals) Sponsored by Marybelle Armajo and Family
Giveaway and Stop Dance Special – Honoring all adopted foster care children. Sponsored by Vaughn Miller and Family
Men’s Woodland Special (18+) Sponsored by Jovani Victor and Family.
Women’s Jingle Old Style vs Contemp Style – Sponsored by Tyra Joy and Family
Women’s Traditional Applique’ – Sponsored by Marley Whitefish and Family
Men’s Grass Dance (18+) – Honoring Zachary OldBear, Zane OldBear & Danan Kapayou. Sponsored by Tracie Kapayou and Family
Stylin’ Footwork Special – Honoring the Late Myron Isaac Wanatee Sr. and Carmen Marlene (Lasley) Wanatee. Sponsored by Enriqueta Carmen Wanatee-Diego and Family.
Men’s Moccasin Games and Women’s Bone Dice – Sponsored by Meskwaki Higher Education
*Calling all drums, dancers and singers/singing groups to celebrate with our graduates! EVERYONE WELCOME!
If you can’t join us for the evening, check out our livestreaming of the event on www.meskwaki.org!