Metis Celebration

Metis Celebration

Immerse yourself in the cultural enchantment of the annual Me-tis Celebration and Pow Wow during Labor Day weekend, celebrating the Native American roots of Central Montana. Native American fiddlers, dancers, singers, and crafters from throughout the United States and Canada converge at the Fergus County Fairgrounds and everyone is welcome.

A family event, the Pow Wow is an opportunity for children to experience Native American cultures that are part of the area’s history. Dance demonstrations and contests, raffles, displays, games, storytelling, cultural demonstrations, con-cessions and more promise to engage visitors in the commemoration of Montana’s native beginnings.

The encampment begins setting up on Thursday and the Pow Wow opens Friday afternoon. A live auction of items donated by visiting tribes is held Friday evening and funds the event. The Metis Celebration pa-rade is at noon on Saturday, and all entries depict life pre-1900. Free camping set-up at the Fergus County Fairgrounds begins at 3 p.m. on the Thursday before Labor Day.

For more information call Robert LaFountain at 406-248-2948.

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