CLARKS SUMMIT — The Abington Community Library hosted a mini pow wow on Wednesday, June 22 in its parking lot, featuring traditional Aztec dancers, the Salinas Family, award-winning hoop dancer Matt WhiteEagle, native flute player Lori Hawk, and arena director and storyteller Tony Moon Hawk.
Vendors offered Native American goods for sale and children had the opportunity to participate in a “candy dance” and receive free treats.
The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Abington Community Library as part of the PA Forward initiative promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century.
Native American dancers Matt WhiteEagle and William Twohawk perform in the parking lot of the Abington Community Library during the mini pow wow on Wednesday, June 22.
Native American flute player Lori Hawk performs a song she says is gifted to her by the Creator.
Eva Diaz, 4, of Clarks Green, inspects some of the Native American wares for sale at the pow wow.
Hoop dancer Matt WhiteEagle didn’t miss a step as he performed his complicated routine in the parking lot of the Abington Community Library.
Jewelry created by Isabella Raven hangs on display at the Raven’s Curiosities booth as the artist speaks with a potential customer.
William Twohawk Smith Gandee performs a Native American dance at the Abington Community Library’s mini pow wow.
Did you miss the event at the library or want to see more? The Belize Fund and the Portal Institute, Inc. will present The All Nations Benefit Pow Wow to benefit Native American Families Sept. 10 and 11 at 163 Melrose Road, Susquehanna. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a grand entry at noon. Admission is $7 for those over the age of 12, $5 for seniors age 65 and over and veterans, and free for children under age 12. For more information, visit portal-found.com.