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Students at Lake Roosevelt Schools watch a dancer during the Cultural Awareness Gathering last Thursday. - Jacob Wagner photos

The Lake Roosevelt Schools hosted their seventh Cultural Awareness Gathering last Thursday, featuring immersion in a variety of aspects of Native American culture.

Student bodies from the Grand Coulee Dam and Nespelem school districts enjoyed activities such as beading, weaving baskets, eating smoked salmon hot off the smoker, and more, before watching and participating in a powwow.

"The kids are loving it," said Karrie Utz, one of the organizers, during the event.

Students learned about the significance of long hair, traditional language and foods, made medicine bags, weaved with pine need...

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