Common Ground 712 – Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow
Visit Bemidji’s Sanford Center for a look back at the April, 4th 2015 Bemijigamaag PowWow.
Hear from local leaders, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht, Leech Lake Chairwoman Carri Jones, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., & former Chairwoman Erma Vizenor about the historical and cultural significance of the Sanford PowWow of Spring, 2015. Go behind the scenes with organizers KOJB’s Brad Walhof & Darryl Northbird and KAXE’s Maggie Montgomery as they prepare to receive Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton, plus thousands from the surrounding communities to celebrate at Bemidji’s Sanford Center. Interview with elder George Earth Sr.
Also take a look behind the scenes of some “raw” footage collected the day of the first Sanford PowWow by Managing Legacy Producer & Director Scott C. Knudson and Common Ground Intern Bilal Sohail Qureshi. The unedited nature of this media is to preserve the moment, the speeches, and the audio.
In addition to the video content listen to our partners five-part series to encourage non-natives to attend powwows in northern Minnesota. Broadcast on Northern Community Radio KAXE and KBXE as well as Leech Lake reservation radio station KOJB.