2020 Honor the Earth Homecoming Celebration and Powwow Cancelled
By Joe Morey News Editor
The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board (TGB) unanimously approved cancelling the 2020 Honor the Earth Homecoming Celebration and Powwow stating the cancellation is to protect the safety of our people and the many guests who travel to our community for the annual event.
LCO Vice Chairwoman Lorraine Gouge made the motion to cancel the powwow adding that they will present a smaller one-day event for the local community to honor the ceremonies held during the powwow and to recognize the importance of this annual event to the Lac Courte Oreilles Community.
The decision to cancel the powwow was made after a discussion was held at their weekly tribal council meeting with members of the Honor the Earth Powwow Committee.
Cathy Begay, committee member, said regarding a one-day session, “More information and community input will be sought and given after Wednesday, May 20. Tribal council and the Pow Wow committee regret canceling, however, our lives matter and we will still do honor towards why we have the Honor the Earth Powwow every year.”