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Native American cultural encampment held in Foster

 

August 3, 2022

Sarah Brown

Locals Randy Scott, left, and Deitrich Peters perform a religious dance around a fire pit.

By Sarah Brown

Of The New Era

Native American Deitrich Peters' words reverberated quietly against a backdrop of trees and brush as he spoke his prayer through a microphone. "Dance," "happy" and "circle" seemed to single themselves out in the echo, reiterating the sentiment he was sending to his creator.

"Today we come to dance and be happy, be happy in the circle," he said. "We enjoy dancing because that is when we pray the hardest. Every step that we take, there's a prayer that we send to Creator. Let us all dance together and enjoy each other's company."

His prayer preceded a traditio...



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