Dakota Nation Winterfest 2017 – Day 1 Recap (01.27.17)

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation kicked off another year of Dakota Nation Winterfest today, Friday, January 27, 2017. This annual event hosts several events with the main priority being Hockey. Winterfest events which started today include Hockey, Volleyball, Pool, Pow Wow and a Teen Dance. People from all over North America descended on Brandon, Manitoba to take part in the events. Friends, Family, Athletes, businessmen and businesswomen, politicians and cultural supporters were all on hand to take part in the events. Attendees included:

SVDN Chief Vince Tacan
SVDN Councillors Jen Bone, Elton Taylor, Wilson Kennedy & Eleanor Elk
Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest
MLA Brandon West Reg Helwer
AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak
SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels
Miss Indian World Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn
Theo Fleury
Michael Ferland
Denver Properties Rick Perrin

and even Dakota language advocate H’upahu Duta was spotted taking part in the Pow Wow.

Please enjoy the Day 1 photo recap of Dakota Nation Winterfest 2017