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Wednesday - July 02, 2008
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The local Native American drum and dance troupe
The local Native American drum and dance troupe, 808NDNZ, will star at a powwow during the Schofield Fourth of July festivities, sharing culture, foods and crafts from 11 am. to 6 p.m. Here the troupe relaxes at the Hilo powwow, ‘Honoring Our Heroes,’ held Memorial Day weekend at Wailoa River State Park. Photo from Davy Malie.

In the midst of the American Independence Day celebration at Schofield Barracks, Native Americans also make their statement with a special powwow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local drum and dance group 808NDNZ will perform at the powwow, featuring dancers head man Justin Two Crow (from White Shield, N.D.) and head woman Alexandria Hacker (from Lakota Sioux, S.D.). Emcees are Davy Maile (from Acoma and Zuni Pueblo, N.M.) and Tony Nelson (Regina, Saskatchewan) with area director Tom Rowland (Lakota Sioux, Pineridge, S.D.)

The festivities are free and include a native regalia booth, jewelry display, tiny tots dancing, keiki crafts, fry bread booth, dance contest and a blanket dance. For more information, call 548-6200 or 383-0314.

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