March 29th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 29th, 2014
My name is Alexa Winona Mary Gabbard from Moorhead, MN. My Dakota name is Unki Maka Akan Waci Win which translates as ‘She Walks On Mother Earth. I am Dakota oyate from Sioux Valley, Manitoba, Canada and Ojibway from North West Angle, Ontario, Canada. I was born in British Columbia, Canada and lived there for five years before I moved to the United States. I am 13 years old and I am in seventh grade at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead, Minnesota. My parents are Mike and Delores Gabbard. My grand parents are Alden and Elsie Pompana from Manitoba.
I travel all over the United States and Canada with my family, going to pow-wows all year long. I have been dancing since I was able to walk and pow-wows have become a very big part of my life. I also enjoy going to ceremony in my home community and other communities. Along with pow-wows and school, I also enjoy theater, choir and playing trombone in my school band. When I get older I want to finish high school and get a scholarship to Harvard University to be a lawyer.
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