A drum group and color guard lead the grand entry at the 2023 Denver March Powwow on Saturday. The 47th annual event brought another year of prayer, dance and song.
“It always makes me feel so wonderful to be in grand entry,” said Alex Alvarez. “My auntie always said that it’s a prayerful way, and when you go in, you know you go in with good thoughts, and prayers, and you just dance your heart out.”
Alvarez is from the Shoshone-Bannock tribes in Idaho. She and her family have been coming to Denver powwow for over 10 years. For them, it’s one of the best in the country.
“It’s a way of prayer, it’s a way of ceremony. There are just so many good feelings in there,” Alvarez said. “It’s wonderful to see friends from all over Indian country.”
Twynoya Henry and her family, who are Navajo,…