40th Annual Operation Eagle Pow Wow on 4/7

posted Mar 16, 2018, 9:01 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 9:02 AM ]

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 the 40th annual Operation Eagle Pow Wow at the Washington County Fairground Building in Dewey. The public is invited and admittance is free!

There will be cloth, buckskin, and fancy/jingle dance contests with prize money in the categories of Tiny Tots (ages 0-6), Juniors (7-15), and Adults (16+). At 1 p.m. the Princess of the Pow Wow will be crowned and there will be a Gourd Dance. Dinner break will be at 4:30 p.m. with Grand Entry at 6:00 p.m.

Arts & crafts will be part of the event, and Operation Eagle will be running the concession stand.

Operation Eagle is the district's Indian Education Program.  It serves all Native American students who are enrolled in the district. The federal grant program assists Native American students with academic needs, school supplies, cultural classes, ACT reimbursements, as well as graduation caps and gowns.  There are monthly Native American dance classes, cultural classes, and parent meetings. The Operation Eagle dance group has performed many times in the district at various events over the years.

The Indian Education federal grant funds tutors for all of our Native American students at the elementary schools.  Also, Woodrow Wilson Elementary has requested a Native American Culture Day for the last two years, which was been quite successful. The program's goals include sharing Native American culture with every school in the District, and is available to present to students for an hour, half-day, or full day.

As part of the Pow Wow, the Operation Eagle students and parents will raffle off themed baskets to cover costs which cannot be paid from the federal Indian Education grant.

Pow Wow

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Granger Meador,
Mar 16, 2018, 9:01 AM