54th annual Hozhoni Days celebrates Native American culture

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54th annual Hozhoni Days celebrates Native American culture

More than 50 tribes represented at powwow
Southern Style, from Red Mesa, Utah, perform at this year’s Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. Hozhoni Days – meaning “days of beauty” – is a monthlong celebration of Native American cultures.
Dancers take to the floor during the Grand Entry on Saturday at the Hozhoni Days Powwow in Whalen Gymnasium. As the dancers move to the rhythmic beat of the drum, they tell the story of their tribal affiliation, ancestry and spiritual journey.
U.S. Navy veteran Raymond Baker of Durango carries the American flag during the Grand Entry on Saturday at the Hozhoni Days Powwow in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.
Grand Entry participants gather during the annual Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.
Southern Style, from Red Mesa, Utah, perform at this year’s Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.

54th annual Hozhoni Days celebrates Native American culture

Southern Style, from Red Mesa, Utah, perform at this year’s Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. Hozhoni Days – meaning “days of beauty” – is a monthlong celebration of Native American cultures.
Dancers take to the floor during the Grand Entry on Saturday at the Hozhoni Days Powwow in Whalen Gymnasium. As the dancers move to the rhythmic beat of the drum, they tell the story of their tribal affiliation, ancestry and spiritual journey.
U.S. Navy veteran Raymond Baker of Durango carries the American flag during the Grand Entry on Saturday at the Hozhoni Days Powwow in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.
Grand Entry participants gather during the annual Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.
Southern Style, from Red Mesa, Utah, perform at this year’s Hozhoni Days Powwow on Saturday in Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.

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