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2014 PowWows.com Princess – Alexa Winona Mary Gabbard

Posted By Paul G 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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Jess

How would you become this princess in the future?

Michelle Law

Such a beautiful and talented young woman. And a fine example of what young women should be. You are so blessed to have your connection with your family and may they always be blessed too.

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