Homebuyer Fair and VA Stand Down Held
at Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian Reservation
|Tribute to veterans during Pow-Wow|
The Tribal Veterans Service Office of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux
Tribe and the Sioux Falls HUD Office helped kick off National Homeownership
Month with the first ever VA Stand Down and Homebuyer Fair on May
30 and 31. The fair was held at the Pow-Wow grounds in the Agency
Village. Local banks, the Northeast South Dakota Community Action
Program, USDA's Rural Development, Fannie Mae, the Small Business
Administration and others distributed homeownership information.
Additional information about employment assistance opportunities
and drug and alcohol abuse treatment was available.
On Saturday afternoon, a traditional Pow-Wow entertained the fair
attendees. This Native American tradition dazzled onlookers with
traditional music, costumed dancers, and a tribute to veterans.