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PHOTOS: Chemawa Indian School holds spring powwow

Chemawa Indian School held its spring powwow Saturday, May 11, drawing visitors and students for hours of dancing.

The event was emceed by Preston Tom of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs.

Sage Borrego enjoys a peanut butter cup before dancing at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A dancer during the jingle dance at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A drummer at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Joshua Sosnoski of Nitêh Clothing wears his favorite design in his booth at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The pow wow announcer gets help from an attendee at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Younger dancers compete at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The grand entry at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A view of the dance floor at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A competitor during the jingle dance at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Chemawa Athletic Club T-shirts were available for purchases at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Celeste Crocker, White Mountain Apache Tribe, was the 2024 Chemawa Ambassador at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Celeste Crocker dances during the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A jingle dress at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow showing the many “jingles” that were traditionally made from chewing tobacco can lids, rolled into cones. These could weigh up to 50 pounds. Taken at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Drummers from the Chemawa Indian School at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A junior dancer during the Intertribal dance at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A fancy dancer at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A fancy dancer at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A fancy dancer at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Drummers from the Chemawa Indian School at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A dancer shows footwork and shawl work at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A dancer shows poise at the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow held at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
One method of transportation at the Chemawa Indian School on Saturday, May 11, 2024, before the start of the Chemawa Indian School Spring Pow-Wow. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.