My name is Boye Ladd. I come from the Ho Chunk nation, originally from Wisconsin, and I’ve traveled quite a bit throughout the world as a professional dancer. I started dancing when I was about four years old and I’ve been competing since traveling all over the country. Was quite instrumental in development of a lot of the earlier powwows back in the ’60s. I started actually dancing in 1952 and I’ve seen the evolution of dance, how it’s progressed to what we see today. I was also one of the founders of the World Championship in Connecticut and quite familiar with a lot of the issues that are prevalent in powwow country, Indian country as a whole.