2020 Results are in From a Very Different Powwow

Posted on: September 19, 2020

2020 results are in from a very different powwow. On, September 19, 2020, St. Joseph’s Indian School hosted its 44th Annual Powwow, a powwow like no other. Due to the pandemic, a closed campus, safety measures, and social distancing meant that students participated in smaller groups scheduled over the day; drum music was piped in; donors and other visitors were not permitted to attend the annual event that draws more than 650 guests; staff attendance was pared back, and the event was live-streamed on Facebook.

Those things were different, but many features of the spectacular annual event remained the same. The students’ excitement carried the day, the colorful regalia enhanced every dance move, and the beauty of nature provided an exceptional backdrop with even the leaves dancing in the wind to sound out the happiness of the day. It was in every way the intended celebration of the connections to tradition, spirituality, to the Earth and to all of humanity. Moreover, it was an experience of the students’ culture, which is a commitment of St. Joseph’s Indian School.

Powwow Results:

Grades 2 and 3 Boys’ Traditional Dance: Hehaka Wambli Black Lance (1), Romeo Roubideaux (2), Zenneth Driving Hawk (3)

Grades 2 and 3 Boys’ Grass Dance:  Misun Monje (1), Jay Eagle Jr. (2)

Grades 2 and 3 Girls’ Jingle Dance: Aleighya LaRoche (1), Chazlyn Middletent (2), TateWin Cooke (3), Melissa Stead (4), Jasleen Archambeau (5), Lisa Sharpfish (6), Doris Farmer (7)

Grades 2 and 3 Girls’ Fancy Dance: Tayshia Pretty Sounding Flute (1), Dominique Bear Heels (2), Thea Prue (3), Issbella Peneaux (4), Dallas Hanson (5), Gabrielle Sharpfish (6)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Boys’ Traditional Dance: Blayze LaRoche (1), Andrelazne Dubray (2)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Boys’ Grass: Brayden Thunder Shield (1), Payton White Feather (2), Braxton Drapeau (3), Tywin Grassrope (4), Gunner Big Crow (5), Leonard Sharpfish (6) Sevon Roubideaux (7)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Boys’ Fancy Dance: Oyate Monje (1)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Girls’ Traditional: Emilia Provancial (1)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Girls’ Jingle Dance: Makaia Hurley (1), Vannah Battese (2), Kora Turkey (3), Waniyetu Burning Breast (4), Christine Patterson (5), Ma Laina His Law (6), Aurora Prue (7), Aubrea Charger (8)

Grades 4, 5 and 6 Girls’ Fancy: Consuelo Summers (1), Alayna Wilson (2). Rayne Grassrope (3), Jayda Stead (4), Domonique Otter Robe (5), Adrianaja Gorneau (6), Amiliani Bear Runner (7), Myah Bagola (8), Deliah Medicine Crow (9), Tatiyopa Sharpfish (10)

Grades 7 and 8 Girls’ Fancy: Rico Fischer (1), Angelina Roubideaux (2), Ezmiah Middletent (3), Mersayis Selwyn (4), Kaylee Summers (5), Brianna Drapeau (6)

High School Girls’ Fancy Dance: Paige Kills Plenty (1), Clarysia Cooke (2)

High School Girls’ Jingle Dance: Sunni Langdeau (1)

Please visit our Powwow Dance Styles page to learn more about each type of female and male powwow dance.