- Associated Press - Saturday, September 13, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The culture of several regional Native American tribes will be celebrated this weekend at the annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow in Omaha.

Metropolitan Community College will host its 23nd powwow Saturday afternoon on its Fort Omaha campus in north Omaha.

The powwow will feature traditional dance, music, artistry, oral history and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the surrounding region, including Northern Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux and Winnebago.

Dancers in colorful regalia perform throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. with the Gourd Dance, a tradition honoring military veterans. Food and craft vendors will also sell wares on the grounds.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. Coolers are welcome, but no alcohol permitted.

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