Personally, I’ve always been enamored by Native American culture. Particularly the ritualistic aspect of native American life, where they would get perform in drum circles, engage in dances and recite chants while inducing various forms of spiritual trances.

Although you probably couldn’t tell by my pale white skin and blue eyes, and actually an eighth Native American, which would probably explain my fascination with their culture. My dad actually has collected quite a few Native American artifacts from our family farm over the course of his life, including several arrow heads.

Though I’m unsure if any of them actually belonged to our family members, it’s still a pretty cool collection to have. One of my favorite native traditions is the “Powwow.” Powwows are social gatherings held by many different Native American communities where people come together to dance, sing, and socialize.

I’ve always wanted to attend one but have never had the opportunity to until now. The Mille Lacs Annual Powwow will be taking place August 17th – 19th on Lake Mille Lacs. It will include music, food, and dancing. Not to mention, admission is completely free.