Annual Pow Wow

A Powwow, a celebration of American Indian culture in which people from diverse indigenous nations gather for the purpose of dancing, singing, and honouring the traditions of their ancestors. 

Powwows

Powwows take place over a period of one to four days and often draw dancers, singers, artists, and traders from hundreds of miles away. Spectators (including non-Indians) are welcome to attend, as participants seek to share the positive aspects of their culture with outsiders.

 

Modern powwows can be grouped into two broad divisions: “competition” (or “contest”) events and those referred to as “traditional.” Competition events offer substantial prize money in various standardized dance and music categories.

 

In contrast, traditional powwows offer small amounts of “day money” to all or some portion of the participants (such as the first 10, 20, or 30 dancers to register) and do not have competitive dancing or singing. Both divisions share the same order of events and styles of singing and dancing.

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Every year, Big Sandy Rancheria holds their annual Pow Wow to honor their history and culture, and to educate the wider public on Western Mono tradition.

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Every year, Big Sandy Rancheria holds their annual Pow Wow to honor their history and culture, and to educate the wider public on Western Mono tradition.

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