Becky Taylor, being a PowWow Mom

Produced by Arden Williams
Reserve, Wisconsin (NFIC)

Becky Taylor of the Lac Court Oreilles (LCO) Ojibwe Reservation near Hayward, Wisconsin has been going to Powwows her whole life, she has been a powwow mom to her own children and the community's children as well for about 27 years.

Becky has 150 powwow children and 35 name-sakes she is responsible for them in the Indian way, providing them with dance regalia, showing them how to make the regalia, teaching them the songs and dances of the Ojibwe people, organizing the woodland dance troop, teaching the youth the traditions to pass on throughout the generations, and leading them in the right path by helping them find who they are by learning their Indian names and clans.

She helps with bake sales and car washes to help raise money to travel with the Woodland dance troop.Becky has been a great help in the community with the princess pageant, outfit making classes, and helping with the the LCO and Hayward schools powwows.

During the summer, every Wednesday at 7pm the Woodland Dance Troop and other dancers gather at the LCO tribes resort "The Landing" to showcase different dance styles and regalia of the Native American people.

"Basically adopted them in the Indian way"
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