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Dates Set for Intertribal Gathering at Fort Robinson State Park

Fort Robinson State Park guests again will celebrate Native American culture during one of the High Plains’ premier powwows.

The 17th annual Intertribal Gathering is moving to a traditional powwow format and will be June 18-19, a week later than its usual date. Featuring traditional dancing, drumming and singing in a family-friendly environment, the event annually attracts hundreds of dancers and spectators.

An array of activities will complement the dancing, including a 5k run. Vendors selling Native American crafts, food and other items also will be on-site.

Participants will receive free parking, sponsored by the powwow committee, but spectators’ vehicles are required to have a Nebraska park entry permit. The permit can be purchased at outdoornebraska.org or at the park headquarters.

More information may be obtained by calling 308-207-0510.

About Justin Haag

Justin Haag has served the Commission as a public information officer in the Panhandle since 2013. His duties include serving as regional editor for NEBRASKAland Magazine. Haag was raised in southwestern Nebraska, where he developed a love for fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Chadron State College in 1996, he worked four years as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Chadron and McCook. Prior to joining the Commission in 2013, he worked 12 years as a communicator at Chadron State, serving as the institution’s media and public relations coordinator the last five. He and his wife, Cricket, live in Chadron, and have two children.

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