Our Old people told us that we (Poncas) are a Sacred people who have strong beliefs that are tied to our lands and our sacred ceremonies. Because of who we are there are some responsibilities that we owe to ourselves and to God the Creator. An old spiritual sacred law among true traditional natives is; “Whenever the Great Spirit bestows upon you a sacred gift, YOU have a Responsibility to Perform and to take care of Your Special Gift”. We Ponca’s know and believe that this way of life was given to us directly by Wakonda. Other tribes may perform this dance, but this dance belongs to us!
Again, all precautions are to be taken. Much of our community has been vaccinated and there will plenty of wash stations and masks provided. Most of all, if you feel unsure and uncomfortable attending, then please remain home or wherever you feel safe. Most of all, if you don’t feel well, by all means stay home. May the Great Spirit continue to bless our Ponca People.
Oliver Littlecook, Chairman
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma