MOUNT VERNON — Skagit Valley College hosted its annual SVC Powwow on Saturday at Tollefson Plaza on its Mount Vernon campus.

The powwow featured drummers and dancers representing tribes from across the U.S and Canada.

Vendors lined the dance floor with booths for food, arts & crafts and other merchandise. The event also featured a kids’ booth with crafts organized by Skagit Valley College’s Early Childhood Education Program.

Anthony Bluehorse, the emcee, kept the crowd upbeat while introducing drummers and dancers throughout the day.

“I have traveled the country,” Bluehorse reminisced to the crowd. “I have brought with me the love of my tribe and knowledge passed down. It is an honor to MC this powwow with all that knowledge.”

The Grand Entry featured head staff such as Head Man Sheldon Shebala and Head Women Paula Shebala.

Veterans were welcome to take part in the Grand Entry to recognize their service to the country.

The event ran until the retiring of the colors at 9:30 p.m.

— Reporter Courtney Gullett: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Goskagit

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