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Heber Valley Pow-Wow celebrates Native American culture

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Jun 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-14 23:05:55-04

HEBER VALLEY, Utah – Native Americans and others from across the state and surrounding regions gathered for the annual Heber Valley Pow-Wow this weekend.

Singers and dancers from different regions came to compete, and they also opened up the arena for family ceremonies.

The event is primarily a singing and dancing competition, but organizers said anyone and everyone is invited to attend and celebrate native traditions.

“It’s also a time for Indian and non-Indian to get together and learn more about each other and strengthen friendships, build some bridges of understanding between each other and we invite everybody from the surrounding area,” said Dustin Jansen, who is part of the Heber Valley Pow Wow Committee.

The event has been held for about 25 years, and the committee said they hope to continue hosting the event on an annual basis. The event continues Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Visit the pow-wow’s website for details.