June 20, 2013

Nuxbaaga Celebration is this weekend

Nuxbaaga Celebration is this weekend
Nuxbaaga means people in the Hidatsa language, and people are what is being celebrated at the Nuxbaaga Powwow Grounds six miles south of Parshall this weekend.
Grand Entries for the Celebration will be Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
There will be prizes in several categories for adults, teens (13-17) and juniors (6-12). First prize in the adult categories is $1,300; $400 for teens and $300 for juniors. Categories include Traditional Dance, Grass and Fancy Dance, Jingle and Fancy Shawl. There is an additional adult category for Golden Age (55+) dancers. There will also be daily payouts for tiny tot dancers.
Singers will also be competing. The Nuxbaaga Committee is sponsoring $10,000 in prizes for the top groups, including a $4,000 first prize. Drummers participating in the contest will not get daily pay.

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