, 2022-09-21 02:00:00,
The Richmond Powwow returns this weekend for 28 years.
This year the powwow will be absent a very special guest.
Larry Sellers, an Osage, Cherokee and Lakota actor and ceremonial leader who played a significant role in the celebration, passed away last December.
In addition to paying tribute to a lost friend, the Powwow will also take time to commemorate missing and murdered Native American women, as well as Native American children who never returned from boarding school.
Sellers played the role of Cloud Dancing in “Dr. Quinn, healer.
Richmond powwow vice president Janet Quigg said the powwow will honor Sellers this weekend.
“It’s going to be a bit heartbreaking this year without him,” Quigg said. “We will have, with his family’s permission, an empty chair at the powwow with his native blanket and his picture.”
Quigg said Sellers had a big impact on her.
“He’s been a pivotal figure in my life… I’m so thankful for him… We’ll go ahead and do it. His motto was ‘one heart, one mind’. We’ll try to get our egos under control and remember who we are as a people and I think that’s what will help us get through it,” Quigg said.
Sellers attended the Richmond Powwow for seven years. In an interview with the Register last year,…
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