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Acclaimed author on wolves at Edmonds CC powwow

05/01/2013
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David Moskowitz will sign copies of his book at the powwow.

Carnation-based author David Moskowitz, author of the acclaimed book "Wolves in the Land of Salmon," will have a book signing Sunday, May 5, during the Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association powwow, “Teachings of the Wolves.”

Also just added are the Quileute Wolf Dancers, who were featured in the hit "Twilight" movie series. They perform 6 p.m. Saturday.

The 28th annual event May 3-5, free and open to the public, brings together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. It will be held in Seaview Gym on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

Dance and drum ceremonies start at 7 p.m., Friday; 1 and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m., Sunday. During intermissions from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, there will be Native storytelling. This is a contest powwow; all dancers and drums welcome.

Powwows are social gatherings — open to all people — celebrating American Indian tribes’ traditions, styles of dance, songs, families, and friendships. Dancers and drummers come to the college’s powwow from tribes throughout the Northwest and United States, including locally from the Muckleshoot, Lummi, and Tulalip tribes.

This year, musician and educator Arlie Neskahi, of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation of New Mexico, is the master of ceremonies. He is well known for his performance, composition, and knowledge of traditional music. The college also welcomes arena director Robert Charles; host drum 206; the Quileute Wolf Dancers; and lead women’s dancer Tilda Walsey. There will also be a men’s traditional special, sponsored by J.C. Allen-Tacket, the lead men’s dancer.

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