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Meskwaki Annual Powwow 2022

Plymouth Church is invited to unite with the Meskwaki Nation through laughter, dance, singing and remembering at the annual Meskwaki Powwow August 11 – 14 in Tama, Ia. The Meskwaki Powwow was derived from the Green Corn Dance, an annual event that took place during the harvesting of crops. Although dance styles and content have evolved over the years, the Meskwaki still consider the event a time of affirmation and hope, of kinship and friendship.

In Plymouth’s land acknowledgment, we vow to honor with gratitude the land itself and the peoples who have protected it through generations. Our faith calls us to be good stewards of this land. By sharing in this opportunity, Plymouth congregation will get to know our Meskwaki neighbors.

On Sunday August 14, Plymouth members will gather following church services to caravan/carpool to the powwow, a little more than an hour away. The opening ceremony begins at 1 pm and is a family friendly event. Contact Kay Riley at kayjriley@gmail.com for more information and to sign up.

For more information about the Meskwaki Nation, visit: meskwaki.org. For more information about the powwow, visit meskwakipowwow.com.