In an ongoing effort at promoting community, culture and wellness, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTBOCI) has announced a New Year's Eve Powwow.
Events include traditional song, dance, vendor booths and a potluck dinner at 9 p.m. Emceed by Derek Bailey (former GTBOCI Tribal Chairperson, now with 7th Legacy Consulting), the Sobriety New Years Eve Powwow features Dusty Bear as Host Drum and Painted Rock and Urban Nation as Invited Drums, with Meemigwesi as Traditional Drum.
Dancers include Paul Syrette (Head Male Dancer) and Holly Alberts (Head Female Dancer) with Bill Martell (GTBOCI Education) as Head Veteran and Steve Schwander as Arena Director.
Vendors are welcomed at no cost and are encouraged to contact Tanya Raphael at 231-313-6922
Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass.
Rooms may be reserved online at Grand Traverse Resort Book Now or by calling 1.800.236.1577. Please note, due to the holiday blackout, tribal member discounts will not be applicable.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Boulevard
Acme, MI 496100