Monte Vista Builds Understanding With a First Ever Intertribal Powwow
- Local Champion: Mystic Valley Arts Council
- Date Funded: May 8, 2023
- Grant Amount: $15,500
The essential role that Native American culture has played in Monte Vista’s past and present has too often been left out of local events, which contributes to a lack of connection and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents. A Monte Vista Oglala Lakota tribe member and volunteer for the Mystic Valley Art Council wanted to help address this by establishing the first intertribal powwow ever held in Monte Vista. The event will highlight Native American culture in the local community while providing the opportunity for non-Indigenous people to learn about local Indigenous traditions and the history. By inviting tribal members from around the county, organizers also hope to bring an economic boon to Monte Vista. LOR’s funding will help secure the venue (Ski-Hi), event supplies, marketing materials, and professional services.
This project was fiscally sponsored by SLV Development Resources Group.
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