CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
MAY 20, 2010
This photograph of Teri, Epaleckt, and Jeffery Scott of the Nez Perce Tribe was taken by Ben Marras, who will speak at the Weippe Camas Festival May 29. The picture has never before been published in a newspaper and is included in “Faces from the Land: Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition.” Photo ©Ben Marra.
Marras appearing at Weippe Camas Festival
The Marras, known as Mr. and
Mrs. Powwow, have crisscrossed the nation from their home in
Ben, a native of Wallace, and
Linda, have produced two books published by
On Saturday at , the Marras will speak about their 22 year documentary along with a seven-minute video presentation of fifty images set to powwow music. A question and response session will precede a book signing opportunity following the presentation.
"Ben and Linda's program strongly supports this Camas Festival theme of 'Road to the Buffalo,' considering their research and studies in writing and producing "Images Along the Red Road" and "Faces from the Land," said Marge Kuchynka, Camas Festival chairperson.
"The powwow is an integral part of Native American life offering the opportunity for people to gather and celebrate their spiritual connections to their ancestors, the earth, the community, and traditions through drum, song and dance," Ben said.
"This year's photo contest entitled 'Nature Shots Along the Trail' may inspire future photographers, especially coupled with the Marras' presentation," Kuchynka said.
The Camas Festival begins Friday, May 28, at with a Dutch Oven Cook-Off Dinner followed by the melodrama, "The Ratcatcher's Daughter." Events Saturday, May 29, begin with a breakfast, fun run/walk followed by events and activities throughout the day.