Pow-wow celebrates W. MI Native American culture

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) –A celebration of Native American culture was held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids Sunday.

The 35th Homecoming of the Three Fires is an annual pow-wow highlighting the culture and history of the Ottawa, Chippewa and Potawatomi.

At the event, there were dancers dressed in traditional clothing, vendors serving food and merchants selling handmade Native American arts and crafts.

Members of The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians can trace their history back hundreds of years living along the banks of the Grand River.

“We feel good here you know. I don’t care if you’re an elephant, a deer or salmon, you return to your home when you die. Well our people are home,” said Ron Yob, a member of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians.

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