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August 29, 2013

Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow returns to city

The 25th annual Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow is coming to the city’s Plug Pond Recreational Area next month.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness and the city’s Recreation Department, this family event is an opportunity to learn about Native American culture while experiencing its foods, music, dance, arts and crafts, storytelling and other traditions.

The event is Sept. 7 and 8.

New this year is an appearance by seven-time Native American Music Awards winner and recording artist Joseph Fire Crow, one of the top three Native American flute players in the world today. He will hold a special performance on Sept. 7.

Friends from Gedakina Inc. will launch a 30-foot war canoe and some North Shore Native Americans will bring their smaller canoe and kayaks. Rides in the canoes and kayaks will be offered to the public.

A lakeside ceremony will be held both days in celebration of this event being held at Plug Pond for the last 25 years. The event will also feature traditional Native American foods, including a northern traditional meal of a salmon fillet, succotash and cranberries, shrimp succotash, sausage fry bread, buffalo burgers, rez steak, corn soup, tacos and other traditional favorites as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot-dogs, fries and soda.

IF YOU GO

What: Native American Intertribal Pow-Wow

When: Sept. 7 and 8, gates open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days

Where: Plug Pond Recreational Area, off Mill Street

Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and members of the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, $3 for children ages 4 to 14, and free for younger children. Parking is free.

More information: Online at www.mcnaa.org, by emailing mcnaa@aol.com or calling 617-642-1683.

Here are other events and activities in Haverhill:

Talk on Diabetic Neuropathy planned: Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy, a senior lunch presentation with Michael Kutka, MD, will be held on Sept. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

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