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Ziigwan Powwow honors Indian education community


May 3, 2019

Photos contributed by Teresa Angell

Dressed in their finest regalia, dancers and members of the Honor Guard make an impression during the first Grand Entry Saturday during the Ziigwan (Spring) Powwow at Cloquet Middle School.

The Cloquet Middle School gym was filled with the sound of footsteps, voices and beating drums Saturday, as nearly 400 people gathered for the annual Ziigwan (Spring) Powwow.

Teresa Angell, Cloquet American Indian Education Program director, said attendance was great, with 11 drums, more than 120 registered dancers and a dozen visiting royalty from other schools and communities.

"This was the sixth annual powwow for Cloquet Schools and is a celebration to honor our students, staff and program," Angell explained. "We are thankful and fortunate to have supportive parent committees, dedicated...

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