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The Pow Wow is a powerful gathering to unite people, pay homage, teach traditions, and allow expression.

2016 Pow Wows

LONG BEACH: Annual Cal State Puvungna Powwow March 12-13, 2016
Cal St University Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, Ca
Info: 562/985-8528
Pow Wow
California State University, Long Beach
csulb.edu/powwow
Public is Welcome. Admission and Parking are free. Dancers and drums welcome!

INYO: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 28-30, 2016. Native Crafts & Food Booths, Live Music & Cultural Performances, Hand Games & More. Family-friendly event. Paiute-Shoshone Indian Cultural Ctr. For information, call 873-3584. bishopvisitor.com

Malibu Chumash Powwow April 9-10, 2016
Hours: Apr. 9, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; April 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Malibu Bluffs, Ca
Chumash Day Powwow
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca
malibucity.org
Chumash powwow with traditional arena dancing and traditional Native American food and arts and crafts.
Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter Tribal Gathering. All drums and dancers welcome!

 Oroville Pow Wow May 28-29, 2016
Contest dancing, Princess Coronations, Tiny Tots, Vendors
Free Admission and Parking
Camping Info: Some RV and tent camping is available, please contact committee for reservations and information
Directions: Highway 70 (70 miles north of Sacramento) Grand Ave exit, follow signs.
orovillepowwow@ gmail.com

Past events

SAN DIEGO: Traditional Pow Wow - Empowering Our Native Youth Through Empowerment November 7 & 8, 2015, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Old Town San Diego
2375 Congress St.
San Diego, CA 92110

Saturday & Sunday Gourd Dancing 10 a.m.
Bird Singing 11 a.m.
Grand Entry 1 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The public is invited to this free event in its inaugural year. Support this festival of Native culture which seeks to empower Native youth.

RIDGECREST: Petroglyph Festival November 7- 8, 2015

Festival includes an intertribal pow wow and Cherokee Hog Fry, free. rpfestival.com

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Pow Wow November 7 & 8, 2015 10 a.m.
Join others at Heritage Park to celebrate Native American life through dances, songs, and food. Exhibitors will also be on hand to offer Native American-made products such as jewelry, clothing, blankets, and pottery. This event is hosted, but not funded, by the City of Santa Fe Springs. Please call Heritage Park at 562 - 946-6476

EUREKA: Intertribal Elders Gathering November 14, 2015
Sharing Our Traditions - Elders' Honoring Ceremony In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving and National American Indian Heritage Month, the Public is cordially invited to attend the 35th Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner. The Gathering is a community event that provides us all with an opportunity to honor all Elders and Veterans. The Intertribal Gathering allows non-native people a glimpse at the depth and beauty of Native cultures while providing American Indians a chance to share and embrace their traditions. Elders are served a free traditional dinner beginning at noon followed by an Elders’ Gifting Ceremony at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome - FREE admission Donations Dinner $8, $4 kids 12 & under and 55+ free. Throughout the day there will be Native singers, a drum group and dance demonstrations, which include: Brush, Hoop, Tolowa, Aztec, Shake Head, Pow Wow dancers, as well as American Indian arts and crafts available for sale. Tribal Dance demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. - last dance at 6:15 p.m. This Location: 3750 Harris St., Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka, CA. Northern California Indian Development Council: (707) 445-8451 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dinner Noon - 4 p.m. Free Admission - Dinner $8 adults $4 kids 12 & under and 55+ free Last year over 4,500 people attended the Gathering and over 2,000 dinners were served.

COSTA MESA: November 21-22, 2015 Southern California Indian Center Cultural Festival 47th Annual Pow Wow
Saturday and Sunday OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
(714)962-6673 scicpw@ indiancenter.org

INDIO: Cabazon Indio PowWow November 27-29, 2015
Sponsored By The Cabazon Band Of Mission Indians In Memory Of Spike Draper
Sound Provided By Dale Roberts
Tabulations Yolanda Frenchman
Host Drum Bad Medicine
Master Of Ceremonies Tonia Jo Hall
Master Of Ceremonies Tito Ybara
Arena Director Darryl Goodwill
Head Dance Judge Winona Tahdooahnippah
Head Dance Judge Rosie Motah
Head Singing Judge Jason Kingbird
Head Whistle Carrier Kenny Pratt, Jr.
Powwow Information Judy Stapp, Cabazon Band (760) 238-5770 Jstapp@ Cabazonindians-Nsn.Gov Jim Red Eagle (951) 318-6872 Jredeagle@ Hotmail.Com
Everyone Welcome Free Admission
Spike Draper Memorial Cowboy Special N Jackson St. Golf Center Parkway Cabazon Indian Reservation Fantasy Springs Resort Casino I-10
Event Schedule Friday 5 Pm Gates Open 5 Pm Bird Singing 8 Pm Grand Entry
Saturday 11 Am Gates Open 1 Pm Grand Entry 5 Pm Bird Singing 8 Pm Grand Entry
Sunday 11 Am Gates Open 1 Pm Grand Entry
This Is A Drug And Alcohol Free Event. No Gang Attire. No Weapons. Free Parking Powwow Activities Take Place On The Cabazon Indian Reservation In The Special Events Center North Of I-10 At Golf Center Parkway Exit Indio, Ca

ROSEVILLE: All Nations Native Craft Fair December 5, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
roseville.ca.us
Vendors from California Tribes and the Cherokee Nation selling contemporary jewelry, basketry and other handmade items. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine. Location: Maidu Activity Center Sat

LONG BEACH: California State University, Long Beach POW WOW & Outreach MARCH 12 - 13, 2016

past events

NORTH FORK: Mono Museum Indian Day Fair & Pow Wow August 1, 2015
Recreation Center North Fork Phone: 559-877-2115
sierramonomuseum.org
Sierra Mono Museum Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow. Held the first week of August at the recreation center in North Fork.

MARYSVILLELE February 21, 2015 Marysville Winter Pow Wow. Marysville. Allyn Scott Youth & Community Center. 1830 B Street. All drums welcome, all dancers welcome, public welcome, no admission fee. MC Val Shadow Hawk, Arena Director Eugene Newman, host Northern drum Wild Bear, host Southern Drum Southern Brothers, Head Youth male Roland Cruz, Head female Youth Maya Horse. Open Goud at noon, Grand Entry at 1 PM, Raffle, Team Dance Contest, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors. Pat. 530-749-6196.

SUSANVILLE May 15-17, 2015
Lassen County Fairgrounds
195 Russell Ave
Susanville CA 96130
sir-powwow.com
Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow
Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow Held every MAY, Honors our Veterans and Ancestors for all they gave so that we may live! Lassen County Fairgrounds, Free Admission!
Host Drum: Wild Rose White Swan, WA
Master of Ceremonies: Fred Hill Sr. Pendleton, OR
Arena Director: Michael Keats Yerington, NV
Head Man: Buck Wallahee White Swan, WA
Head Woman: Sisley Scott Warm Springs, OR
No-Entry Hand Drum Contest
All Drums Paid Daily

RIVERSIDE May 22-23, 2015
UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow
Campus of UC Riverside
900 University Ave
Riverside, Ca
Info: Joshua gonzales @ (951) 827-4143
nasp.ucr.edu/events/ucrpowwow.html
University of California, Riverside
Riverside Sports Complex
1000 W.Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507
Parking in Lot 26 Enter on Rustin Ave.
Admission is Free & Open to the Public
All Dancers, Drums, and Bird Singers Welcome!!!
The event is an inter-tribal social gathering celebrating Native American culture and traditions through singing, drumming, and dancing. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present, and vendors will sell food, handmade Native American jewelry, arts and crafts, and other merchandise.
May 22, 2015
5pm: Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
6pm: Gourd Dance
7pm: Grand Entry
May 23, 2015
11am & 5pm: Bird Singing
12pm & 6pm: Gourd Dance
1pm & 7pm: Grand Entry (Dancer Registrations closes at 1pm)

BAKERSFIELD May 22-24, 2015 Annual, 10 a.m. daily Standing Bear Powwow
Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street
Bakersfield, CA
$6 admission, free age 9 and under
Intertribal dancing Native Arts & Crafts Cultural Awareness Native Foods Family Fun All Drums & Dancers Welcome Open Gourd.
Gene Albitre. 661-589-3181

HOLLYWOOD: Celebrating All Life and Creation Powwow
June 20, 2015

Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca

WEST HOLLYWOOD June 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow
Location: Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event!
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
For more information regarding Head Staff,
Vendor Applications, etc,
contact the Red Circle Project
at APLA Health & Wellness Center.
redcircleproject.org

JULY

PARADISE July 11-12, 2015 Paradise Pow Wow
traditional inter-tribal non-competition Pow Wow. Held on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Pow Wow committee works hard to educate the community on Native culture and tradition through Drum, Song and Dance. The Pow Wow consists of Native American vendors, food booths, and activities. During this two day gathering Native American artifacts and various handmade items and collections are on special display at the museum and open to the public to view and enjoy. The Paradise Pow Wow is held every July following the 4th of July weekend, Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Rd Paradise, CA 95969. paradisepowwow.org 502 Pearson Road,
Paradise, CA 95967. Free admission!
Email us at committee@paradisepowow.org

MOORPARK July 17-19, 2015 Children of Many Colors Powwow. Moorpark. Moorpark College. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021. Native American singing, dancing, drumming, flute, Gourd Dancing, Bird Singing, Princess contest, Veterans Honoring, arts, crafts, food and non profit booths, traditional dwellings, a family style intertribal gathering.. Corina Roberts. 805 217 0364. RedbirdsVision.org
Jul 17 at 6:00pm to Jul 19 at 6 p.m.
Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
Ventura County, Southern California
$2 suggested donation per vehicle
Public Welcome
All drums and dancers welcome
Friday from 6PM - 10 PM Open Flute Circle
All wind instruments and their players welcome (powwow begins Saturday)
Saturday from 11 AM - 10 PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow
Princess Contest
Intertribal Bird Singing
Storytelling
Dinner Break
(Second gourd dance session and intertribal dancing after dinner break)
Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM
Veteran's Honoring/Gourd Dance Ceremony
Intertribal Powwow
Intertribal Bird Singing

ANAHEIM March
SCIC Benefit Powwow4
800 South Lemon Ave Anaheim
Gourd dance 1pm / War dance 2pm / Dinner 5pm

SAN DIEGO May
American Indian Heritage Pow-Wow 2-Day Event A Native Indian Pow-Wow in Balboa Park includes Native Indians sharing their rich heritage to the people of San Diego through drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling. Tasty food and hand-made items such as beadwork, jewelry, and pottery are for sale. Date May 10, 2014 Time 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Location Balboa Park (Park Blvd. & President's Way) Admission None. Hosted By San Diego American Indian Health Center

LIVINGSTON May
2nd Annual Merced River Benefit Powwow
12330 Livingston Cressey Rd
Livingston, Ca

JUNE

OCEANSIDE June
San Luis Rey Inter Tribal Pow Wow. Location: Mission San Luis Rey This event will include Native American contest dancing, games, food vendors, arts & crafts and more. Our main goal is to share our culture and traditions with the public as well as bring awareness that Native Americans still exist in and around our communities. Saturday's event will end at 11:30pm and Sunday's event will end at 7:30pm. Sponsored by the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. ci.oceanside.ca.us

YOUNTVILLE July 18-19, 2015 Annual Pow-wow
Suscol Intertribal Council
Honoring Native American Elders
Yountville Veterans Home Picnic Grounds, 100 California Dr,
Yountville, California (North of Napa on Hwy 29)
Times: 11 am – 6 pm. Grand Entry noon on Saturday.
FREE- OPEN to PUBLIC…Families welcome!
Bring a blanket or chair. Food and Craft vendors available.
Call: (707) 256-3561
suscolcouncil.org

STOCKTON: Caroline Wilson Memorial Pow Wow August 29-30, 2015
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA
stknpowwow.com
August 28, 2015 6pm-10pm
August 29, 2015 10am-10pm
August 30, 2015 10am-6pm
Caroline & David Wilson Sr have offered many contributions. Caroline passed into the Spirit on February 9th, 2015 and will be missed. The Stockton Labor Day Pow-Wow to be held at UOP (University of the Pacific) will be held in her memory as a Memorial Pow-Wow.
Master of Ceremonies Val ShadowHawk
Arena Director Craig Hackett
Southern Drum Bad Aces
Color Guard Rick Buckskin
Head Man Cherokee Phillips
Head Woman Alissa Dickerson Sanchez
OCTOBER

VALLEY SPRINGS October No event
Pow Wow and Camping
valleyspringspowwow.com
Thursday, Oct 2
All Day Dealer's Day Buy & Sell
11 - 2 pm Lunch by Quilts of Honor
6 p.m. 2013 Chili Cook-off
Friday, Oct 3
7am - 3 pm Breakfast & Lunch by
BoyScout Troop 353
9 a.m. - Powwow opens, public welcome
CHILDREN'S DAY
Mountain Men demonstrations
Native American Dancing
Early Day gas engines
Saturday, Oct 4
7 am - 3pm Breakfast & lunch by
Boy Scout Troop 353
Native American Dancing
Mountain Men demonstrations
Early day gas engines
Sunday, Oct 5
7 am - 3 pm breakfast & lunch by Scout Troop 353
8 a.m. Church (non-denominational)
10 a.m. Vendor Sign ups for next year
Native American Dancing
Mountain Men demonstrations
Early day gas engines
6 p.m. - Dinner - at the Meadow
(get dinner tickets at the Registration tent)
Campsites
Directions: from CA Hwy 99, head east on either
Hwy 12 or 26 approximately 30 miles-- go to the
4-way stop in Valley Springs & follow the signs!

SAN BERNARDINO October
Pow Wow sanmanuel-nsn.gov/culture_powow.php.html
the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual at California State University San Bernardino. The event is always free to the
public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. Bird dancer The San Manuel Pow Wow Committee is proud to announce that the San Manuel Pow Wow will be held at Cal State San Bernardino. We look forward to renewing our relationships with our Native and non-Native brothers and sisters from throughout North America and the world just as we have for each of the past 18 years.

AUBURN Auburn Big Time – Pow Wow October 17-18, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street, Auburn CA. Native Artists/Food/Contest Dancing Indian Market Friday and Saturday Friday, October 17th - Friday Night California Native Dancing, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, October 18th Intertribal contest Dancing and Hawaiian Dancers, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Information - Sierra Native Alliance (530)888-8767 Vendors - Dancers and Drums (530)888-8767 80 frwy to Reno. Exit Maple Street and bear to the left. Maple changes to Auburn Folsom Road to Fairgate Drive and make a left into the parking lot. Admission and Parking are free.
Call: (530)363-8526
sierranativealliance.org/events

NOVEMBER

COSTA MESA Nov. 22-23, 2014
Southern California Indian Center 46th Annual Pow Wow
Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Call: (714) 962-6673
https:// facebook.com/SCICinc
The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing.

SANTA FE SPRINGS Pow Wow November 1 & 2, 2014
Join others in your community at Heritage Park as we celebrate Native American life. The Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 beginning at 10 a.m. each day, and will celebrate Native American Life through dances, songs, and food. Exhibitors will also be on hand to offer Native American-made products such as jewelry, clothing, blankets, and pottery. This event is hosted but not funded by the City of Santa Fe Springs. Pleaseall Heritage Park at 946-6476 for more information.

INDIO November 28-30, 2014
Indio Powwow
November 28 - 30, 2014
indio.org/index.aspx?page=465
Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native American drums, dancing and signing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native American foods. Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA. Call (760) 238-5770, fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html

PAST EVENTS

MALIBU April 13 & 14, 2013
15th Annual Chumash Day
Native American Powwow & Intertribal Gathering
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca
Info: Amy Crittenden @ (310) 456-2489

FRESNO April 13, 2013
First Nations 22nd Annual Fresno State Powwow
Gourd dance: 11:00am, Grand entry: 12:00pm All drums welcome.
Daniel Mejia (209) 495-5824 or Julian Garza (559) 903-2882. Vendors contact Adam Moreno (949) 933-6066.

RIVERSIDE April 20, 2013
Sherman Indian High School 27th Annual Inter Tribal Powwow
28th Annual Sherman Indian High School Inter-tribal Pageant and Powwow:
Sherman Indian High School Ira Hayes Football Stadium
9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Native American color guard groups participating along with Sherman Eagle Staff Carrier TBA in our grand entries at 12:00pm and 7:00pm. From 1:00pm to 3:00pm our school’s historic museum will be open for self guided visits. Arts and Crafts vendors and Indian food Booths will be ongoing all day from 11:00am to closing. Many of our school clubs will be fundraising as well as community artisans and groups. There will be gourd dancing by invited our Gourd Society from 10:00am to 12:00pm and again from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. From 11:00am to 4:00pm in our Culture Awareness Area we will have basket weaving and other traditional arts demonstrations. There will also be several non profit Native American service and cultural booths available to bring resources and culture awareness to the public. We are expecting many inter-tribal dancers from the Southern California area to participate in the grand entries; inter-tribal’s and contests. During dinner break from 4:00pm to 6:00pm we will have entertainment from the Champion Hoop Dancer Terry Goedel, Native American flute music by SIHS Student Linton Ethelbah, Bird Singing and Dancing, and singing by the Sherman Indian High School all girls hand drum group - White Rose Singers. After sundown there will be on going fireside Bird singing and dancing from the local tribal community on the east end of the football field. The gates open for the public at 10:00am and the Powwow will be ending at 11:00pm. Parking is a $3 donation to the Senior Class Club. All proceeds from Powwow after cost will go to SIHS Senior Scholarships. For more information you can download a flier at shermanindianmuseum.org or call Trina Pickett @ (951) 276-6325 ext 319, Galene Townsend @ ext 120 or for Culture Awareness Area info Lorene Sisquoc @ ext 309

SACRAMENTO April 20 & April 21, 2013
Indian Arts & Crafts Market
State Indian Museum
2618 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Connie (916) 324-0971

Indian Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 10am to 5pm. Native artisans come from all over California to participate in this annual event. Enjoy shopping for artwork, jewelry, hand crafted dolls, soapstone & elkhorn carvings, decorated gourds, and much more. Sutter Fort will also be having their annual event at the same time, so come and enjoy both events.

CARSON April 20 - 21, 2013
California State University Dominguez Hills 3rd Annual Pow Wow Saturday, 11:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: California State University Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
For More Information Call: 310-243-2438
Vendors: Steve Rosales (Yaqui/Cora-Huichol) 310-872-7515
Programming: Ben Wolf (Kiowa) 405-532-2625
http:// csudh.edu/csl

MODESTO
Annual Modesto Junior College Pow Wow
This annual inter-tribal one day pow wow is sponsored by Associated Students Of Modesto Junior College.
ivorye@mjc.edu or serranoc@mjc.edu

POMONA
21st Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering and Powwow
Tony Cerda Park
400 W Grand Ave
Pomona, Ca
Info: (909) 623-7889

ROSEVILLE
Yomen: A Spring Celebration
Maidu Museum & Historic Site invite your to join them in celebrating their annual
Yomen from 10am to 3pm at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville CA. Celebrate and
experience California Indian Culture. Blessing starts at 10am sharp. Many dance groups,
traditional art and craft demonstrations, guided tours, children's activities and craft fair.
Indian tacos and other foods for sale.
Judi (916) 774-5934

SAN BERNARDINO
THA Powwow
San Manuel Stadium
280 South E St
San Bernardino, Ca
Info: (800) 732-8805, ex 1116

BRENTWOOD
Annual UCLA Powwow
UCLA North Athletic Field
Brentwood, Ca
Info: (310) 206-7513

VICTORVILLE May
Annual Mother Earth's People Inter-tribal TRADITIONAL Pow Wow
10:00 a.m. to dusk each day, rain or shine. Location: Mojave Narrows Regional Park
18000 Yates Rd. Victorville CA 92392 (760) 245-2226,
Pow Wow Co-ordinator: Moreena Rocha Chavez moreenac@yahoo.com (760) 245-2398
"All Drums and Dancers Welcome"

840 acres of Nature, located alongside an old river in the High Desert, a traditional Pow Wow in a pristine oasis that offers group and RV camping, picnic sites, year round fishing, nature trails, water sports for children, and hiking and equestrian trails. Vendors will offer authentic handmade Native American Goods. Food Court with sitting your entire family, Free hands on Activities for the children, storytelling, Playground and
Water Park Saloon will be available for the children. On-going Educational Demonstrations: flint-napping, Weaving,
Plant life Awareness, Wild Life Awareness. Pow Wow Day Park Fee: $10 up to 6 per car per day, $2 walk-in fee.
Call for special Room rates $55 double or single beds Moreena(760)245-2398,
Dry Camping $25 per night, up to 4 people, RV hook-ups $35 up to 4 people 1 vehicle per fee, $10 day fee included.
Camping Reservations 1-877-387-2757 sbcountyparks.com Reservations must be made 24 hrs in advance rates
subject to change Park information (760) 245-2226 motherearthpowwow.com

LA JOLLA
Annual UCSD Powwow
9450 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, Ca

STANFORD
Annual Stanford Powwow
Eucalyptus Grove
Stanford, Ca

MARIPOSA May Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds
$3, $1 Senior or child under 5
(Sold at the Gate)
5007 Fairgrounds Road
Mariposa, California 95338
Once a year the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) - aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation - organizes a traditional Native American celebration. To most people this celebration is known as a Pow Wow but, to us it is known as Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu - a drug-free, alcohol-free, smoke-free Spring Celebration. Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized. Call: (209) 742-2244

SUSANVILLE May
Susanville Indian Rancheria's 4th Annual Memorial Powwow
Lassen County Fairgrounds
195 Russell Ave
Susanville, Ca
Info: (530) 257-5449, (530)260-0038
sir-powwow.com

IRVINE May
AISA’s 11th Annual Pow Wow at UC Irvine
Location Mesa Field at UC Irvine California
Bluebird Taylor taylorbluebird@gmail.com
powwow.uci.edu/powwow-general-information/head-staff

ONTARIO May
2nd Annual Eagle and Condor Intertribal Powwow
DeAnza Park
Ontario, Ca
Info: elkwhistle@whitepathmusic.org

AUBERRY May
Big Sandy Rancheria's 12th Annual Powwow and Gathering
37802 Jose Basin Rd
Auberry, Ca
Info: Rebecca Sewell @ (559) 855-4003, ex 219

BAKERSFIELD May
17th Annual Standing Bear Powwow
Kern County Fair Grounds, 1142 South P street, Bakersfield CA 93307.
$6 admission fee, kids 10 and under -free Fri 24th 5pm- 10pm, Sat 25 10am -10pm, Sun 26th 10am -6pm
661-589-3181
Camping: Camping for vendors and participants but not for the general public.

RIVERSIDE May
32nd UCR Powwow
UCR Sports Complex
1000 W Blaine St
Riverside, Ca
Info: (951) 827-3850
The 32nd annual UCR Pow-Wow begins Friday, May 24th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and continues Saturday, May 26th from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
The event is an inter-tribal social gathering celebrating Native American culture and traditions through singing, drumming, and dancing. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present, and vendors will sell food, handmade Native American jewelry, arts and crafts, and other merchandise. Admission is free, and parking will be $5
nasp.ucr.edu/events/Pages/UCR%20Pow%20Wow.aspx


Pit River Big-Time Powwow June
The Eleven Bands of the Pit River Tribe Welcome you. "Honoring Our Elders" June 1st & 2nd, 2013 At the Pit River Casino - 20265 Tamarack Ave, Burney CA 96013 Host Drum: Black Lodge Local Host Drum: Northern Eagle Head Man: Justus Cree Head Woman: Lacy Bacon MC: Fred Hill Sr. AD: Tyson Eaglevoice Shay Contest Dancing - All Categories, Northern & Southern Combined Contact Info: Angela Alvarez; 530-276-4709 Vendor Info: Gwen Wolfin; 530-339-8748 Showers & Camping Available, RV Park Host Motel: Burney Falls Lodging; 530-335-3300 Hand Game Tournament Horse Shoe Tournament A Beautiful Native American Cultural Event for everyone to enjoy - no drugs and alcohol allowed
Pit River Powwow on facebook
All are welcome - free admission Pit River Casino Info: 530-335-2334

OCEANSIDE
17th Annual Intertribal Powwow
San Luis Rey Mission Grounds
4050 Mission Ave
Oceanside, Ca
Info: Carmen Mojado or Charlotte Herrera @ (760) 724-8505 or (760) 727-0595

INDIAN WELLS desertpowwow.com, renaissanceesmeralda.com
A.A. Desert Pow Wow 2013
With AL-ANON participation
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort - June 6, 7, 8 and 9th 2013 Desert Pow Wow - Indian Wells, CA
Friday and Saturday night dances are $5 admission, 15 and under must be accompanied by adults. Start at 10:30 p.m.

TEMECULA
18th Annual Pechanga Powwow
45000 Pechanga Pkwy
Temecula, Ca
pechanga.com

MANTECA
Annual Three Rivers Lodge Powwow
13505 Union Rd, Three Rivers Indian Lodge
Manteca, Ca
Info: (209)858-2421

PARADISE Pow Wow July 11-12, 2015
paradisepowwow.org

MOORPARK July
Redbird's Children of Many Color's Intertribal Powwow
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark College Athletic Field
Moorpark, Ca
Info: (805) 217-0364

PALA August palatribe.com
6th Annual Pala Honoring Traditions Powwow
Pala Rey Youth Campground
10779 Hwy 79
Pala, Ca

BISHOP September Bishop Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade and Pow Wow
Paiute Palace Casino
Bishop Paiute Tribe
marketing@paiutepalace.com
paiutepalace.com
Bishop, CA 93514

For over three decades, the Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts an inter-tribal gathering to celebrate different tribal cultures with dance and spiritual events during its annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation the fourth weekend in September. The family-friendly drug- and alcohol-free festivities are open to everyone and start with a parade on Friday, California Indian Day, and continues through Sunday. Hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and others from around the nation will descend upon Bishop to show off their regalia and their traditional regional dances.

There will also be games for the kids, music, a free barbecue Saturday of a steer cut from the Tribal herd, Native American artists selling wares, an honoring of all local veterans and the crowning of Miss Pabanamanina and a junior counterpart. Handgames, one of the oldest Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone Indian traditions that can be traced back to some Creation stories, will also be performed. Many contest take place to honor the Paiute way of life such as hand game tournaments, hand drum and clapper contests. The Paiute Palace Casino, which is hosting the events on its new pow wow grounds.



SAN BERNARDINO October 11-13, 2013 San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Pow Wow
sanmanuel-nsn.gov/culture_powow.php.html

In the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual Round Dance, plus the anticipated Pow Wow which takes place at California State University San Bernardino. The event is always free to the public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing.

Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow at the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork is the longest running festival of traditional arts in the western Sierra Nevada. Starting in 1970, this two-day event takes place the first weekend in August every year. The residents of North Fork invite everyone to celebrate together to renew spirit among the California Indian people.

The Sierra Mono Museum is the only Native American Cultural Museum in the area, and it is the Archaeological Repository for the Sierra National Forest. The museum was established as a non-profit organization in 1966 as a result of tribal community members concerned about preserving the traditional Western Mono Culture. The museum houses one of the largest California Indian Basket collections in the state, as well as Native American tools, wildlife dioramas, and archaeological displays. More than 200 species are featured at the museum including a few free-standing taxidermy animals including Sierra grizzly bears, bob cats, a golden eagle, and mountain lions. The museum gift shop is stocked with authentic Indian bead work and hand made gifts.

Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow is a must for locals and guests world wide who are interested in the native history of the southern Sierra Nevada. The event began as a fundraiser for the museum and has evolved into a local tradition. Over the two-day period, attendees will get a glimpse at traditional California Indian lifestyle. Over fifty Native American vendors from all over California will offer traditional hand crafted Native American arts, food, games, and dance demonstrations. Aztec, Maidu, and Inuit dance demonstrations will be featured and dancers will compete in Grass, Jingle, Fancy Shawl, and traditional styles in the sacred circle. An Indian Princess will be crowned who will represent the area at other Pow Wows she attends for her one year term. Hand Games and volleyball tournaments to win prizes will take place both days.

The event is held at the North Fork Recreation Center. Native American dance competition, traditional arts and crafts, and food begins at 12 pm each day and runs until 10 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.

Directions: From Fresno or Madera, take Highway 41 to Road 200, which is well marked. Follow Road 200 through the town of North Fork to reach the North Fork Recreation Center.

Admission Fee (if any): $5
Barbara Ezell
Sierra Mono Museum
MonoMuseum@gmail.com
sierramonomuseum.org
33103 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-2115 · fax (559) 877-6515

August 29,30 &31, 2014
33rd Annual Labor Day Traditional Pow wow
University of the Pacific
Stockton, Ca
Free to the Public
All Drums & Dancers Welcome
Master of Ceremonies: Randy Pico
Arena Director: Val Shadow Hawk
Host Northern Drum:Iron Mountain Singers
Host Southern Drum: Bear and Company
Head Man: David Wilson Jr
Head Woman: Ruby Vigil Carino
Head Teen Boy:Angel Garcia Daniels
Head Teen Girl: Viviana Diaz
Head Jr. Boy: Brent Yazzie
Head Jr. Girl: Madison Diaz
Head Tiny Tot Boy: Mateo Carino
Head Tiny Tot Girl: Nora Carino
Color Guard: Rick Buckskin
(209)808-2782


LAKESIDE: August 29 - August 31, 2014
Barona Powwow
Lakeside, CA, United States
August 29 to 31, 2014, All Day
WHERE
Barona Sports Park, Barona Indian Reservation: 1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA
CONTACT: Barona Tribal Office
PHONE: 619-443-6612
WEBSITE: barona-nsn.gov


LEMOORE: August 30 - August 31, 2014
Santa Rosa Day's Pow Wow & Gathering
Lemoore, CA, United States
August 30 to 31, 2014, All Day
WHERE
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino: 17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, CA
PHONE: (559) 924-1559/(559) 707-0190
Committee Special: $1,000 Winner Take All, Grass Dance Contest
Dance Contests: Ages Jr’s, Teen’s, Jr. & Sr., Adult & Golden Age. Categories: No.So. Women’s & Men’s Traditional, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl & Men’s Fancy
Everyone is Welcome!



September 26 - September 28, 2014
2014 BISHOP PABANAMANINA POWWOW
BISHOP , CA, United States


September 13, 2014
American Indian Heritage Celebration
The American Indian Heritage Celebration will be held
at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds,
Pavillion Hall, 344 Tully Road,
San Jose California 95111,
on September 14, 2014 from 12pm to 10pm.
Traditional "Big Time" is from 12pm - 4pm
with California dance groups,
Amah Mutsun,Maidu and Pomo.
Aztec Dancing is from 4pm - 5pm
with Calpulli Tonalequeh Aztec Dance Group.
Powwow is from 5pm - 10pm ,
Powwow MC: Randi Pico,
Arena Director :Earl Neconie,
Head Northern Drum: Swiftcloud,
head Southern Drum:Southern Express.
*All drums and dancers welcome.
Tribal Sponsors: Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
of the san Francisco bay Area,
Amah Mutsun Tribal band
of Mission San Juan Bautista & Santa Cruz,
Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation
of the Greater Monterey Bay Area.
americanindianheritage@gmail.com

Paiute Palace Powwow Grounds in Bishop California.
Camping available, free BBQ on Saturday during supper break,
open tiny tot contest for girls up to age 6.
hand drum contest, Paiute womens regalia dance contest,
Parade at 10 am starting at the Paiute Palace Casino parking lot.
To be held in conjunction with
the Bishop Indian Handgame Tounaments at PPC.
Vendor space is available for vendor info contact:
Page (760)920-2354
for powwow, princess, and contest info contact:
Alison (760)264-6012
Cindy (760)920-2612
bishoppowwow@yahoo.com

REDDING Stillwater Pow Wow
http:// redding-rancheria.com/stillwater-pow-wow.php

COARSEGOLD Oct. 3-5, 2014
hukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow Comments
Celebrate the rich culture of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians at the annual Pow Wow taking place October 3-5.
The celebration begins at 6 pm Friday, October 3 at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, located at 711 Lucky Lane.
Festivities continue at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5.
For more information, call Raymond Venegas 559-642-6545


October 4-5, 2014
Big Time Gathering Pow-wow 6th Annual
Lucerne Valley,CA Pioneer Park.
33187 Old Woman Springs Road.
Big Time Gathering Pow-wow 6th annual October 4-5
*RAFFLES*GIVEAWAYS*50/50*
SATURDAY: 12:00-9:30
SUNDAY:12:00-5:30
(Vendors can sell when s
*All drummers welcome
*Indian Craft Vendors(needed)
*Dancers welcome
*Drug and Alcohol free event
*Camping is available
A great family event!
For more info please contact
Ophelia Porter: 1(760)885-5924

October 17-18, 2014
Auburn Big Time - Pow Wow
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street, Auburn CA
Native Artists/Food/Contest Dancing
Indian Market Friday and Saturday
October 17th -
California Native Dancing, 6:00pm-9:00pm
October 18th Intertribal contest
Dancing and Hawaiian Dancers, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Information - Sierra Native Alliance
(530)888-8767
Vendors - (530)363-8526
Dancers and Drums (530)888-8767
sierranativealliance.org/events
7th Annual Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow
On October 17 and 18, 2014, Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artist and food vendors will be gathering from across the region to participate in the Auburn Big Time—Pow Wow at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA.
This year’s event begins Friday night at 6pm with California Traditional Big Time Dancing. Our MC is Rick Adams, Nisenan Cultural Specialist and President of Hutu Anape Cultural Foundation, who brings his knowledge, wisdom and humor. The Big Time brings together local Miwok/Maidu families and neighboring tribes for ceremonial dancing and singing. Spectators are welcome, but during this event please ask for permission before taking photographs.
The pow wow will be held on Saturday from 9am till 9pm.
Head staff
MC – Paul Flores (Yacqui, Apache)
Arena Director – Myron Horse (Oglala Lakota)
Head Man – Percy Edwards (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Head Woman – Rose Abrahamson (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Head Youth Boy – TaTanka Horse (Lakota/Pit River, Paiute)
Head Youth Girl – Wiconi Horse (Lakota/Pit River, Paiute)
Head Gourd – Ben Wolf (Kiowa)
Eagle Staff & Color Guard
American Indian Veteran Association
Enriqu Rudio
Host Drums
Northern: Creekside Singers (Pine Ridge, SD)
Southern: Big Medicine Singers (Bakersville, CA)
This family-friendly event is free with free parking at the fairgrounds. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs.
This is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free event. No pets allowed.
For more information or to join the committee, please contact SNA at lorenn@sierranativealliance.org or call SNA main office (530) 888-8767.

22nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day, Powwow & Indian Market

October 11, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
Info: 510/ 595-5520
Auburn Big time Powwow
October 17-18, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Info: Loren Nakai Phone 530/ 888-8767
Roy Track Memorial Mesa Powwow
October 24-26, 2014
Pioneer Park
525 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Info: Hawk Track Phone 602/ 799-0260
Native Hope International Powwow

November, 2014
Santa Fe Springs, CA
46th Annual SCIC Powwow

November 22 & 23, 2014
Orange County Fairgrounds
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Ca
Info: 714/ 962-6673
Indio Powwow
November 28-30, 2014

October 5-6, 2014 - Santa Ynez 19th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow

Live Oak Campground in Santa Ynez, 4600 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Inter-tribal Pow-Wow has featured drummers from the U.S. and Canada, a variety of foods and beautiful hand-made native crafts. Although Pow-Wows weren’t traditionally part of the Chumash culture we wanted to provide the community with both an educational and cultural experience that focuses on Native American music, arts and customs. In addition to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for those attending the Pow-Wow, our goal in producing this inspiring event is to promote self-reliance and pride in Native Americans by honoring our traditions and culture. santaynezchumash.org/culture.html.



October 10-12, 2014 - 2014 San Manuel Pow Wow

San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual at California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The event is always free to the public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. We look forward to renewing our relationships with our Native and non-Native brothers and sisters from throughout North America and the world just as we have for each of the past 18 years. This year, 2014, will be the 19th year of the San Manuel Pow Wow! Web: sanmanuel-nsn.gov/culture_powow.php.html.



October 11, 2014 - Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow & Indian Market

1992-2014 – 22nd Annual Celebration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2180 Milvia St., Berkeley CA. FREE! Intertribal Dancing Featuring Native California dancers. Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts all day at the Indian Market. All Traditional Drums are Invited. Wheelchair Accessible. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley. Call: (510) 595-5520, Indigenous Peoples Day Committee: Box 97, 1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. ipdpowwow.org.



October 17 – 18, 2014 – 7th Annual Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow

Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA. Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artist and food vendors will be gathering from across the region to participate in the Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow. This year’s event begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with California Traditional Big Time Dancing. Our MC is Rick Adams, Nisenan Cultural Specialist and President of Hutu Anape Cultural Foundation, who brings his knowledge, wisdom and humor. The Big Time brings together local Miwok/Maidu families and neighboring tribes for ceremonial dancing and singing. Spectators are welcome, but during this event please ask for permission before taking photographs. The pow wow will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. This family-friendly event is free with free parking at the fairgrounds. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. This is a drug alcohol and tobacco free event. No pets allowed. For more Information please contact Sierra Native Alliance: (530) 888-8767, Vendors: (530) 363-8526, Dancers and Drums: (530) 888-8767, Website: sierranativealliance.org/events.



November 22-23, 2014 - Southern California Indian Center, Inc’s 46th Annual Pow Wow

Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr. The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing. Call: (714) 962-6673, or visit: https:// facebook.com/SCICinc.



November 28-30, 2014 - 33rd Indio Powwow

Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA. Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native American drums, dancing and singing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native American foods. For more Information Call (760) 238-5770. Websites: fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html; indio.org/index.aspx?page=465.

March 7th & 8th, 2015 Native Hope International,18th Annual Pasadena Pow Wow
Native Hope Int Powwow
Pasadena, Ca
Info: (818)383-8619
17th Annual Pasadena 2014 Pow-Wow
William Carey International University
1539 E. Howard St. - Pasadena
Phone: (818) 383-8619
Free Admission & Parking bbrightcloud@hotmail.com,
Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Grand Entry: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
MC: Bryan Brighcloud (Chiricahua Apache) Host Drum: Spirit Arena Director: Robert Runningfox (Gabrielino Shoshone)

Long Beach Shoreline Village 6th Annual Native American Festival March 21, 2015, Noon-5 p.m.
March 22, 2015 1-5 p.m.
Shoreline Village
401-435 Shoreline Village Dr
Long Beach, California 90802
shorelinevillage.com
FREE Kids Zone with Dream Catcher Making, Face Painting and Games
Live Native American Dancing
Drumming
Singing
Music & Story Telling
Native American Artists
Vendors
Food...and More!

March 28-29, 2015 University of Redlands Pow wow
University of Redlands PowWow
University of Redlands
1200 E Colton Ave. - Redlands, CA
Call: 909-864-1097 ext 3328
redlands.edu
Grand Entries: Saturday: 2 PM & 7PM Sunday: 1 PM Bird Singing: Saturday:1 PM & 6Pm Sunday: 12 PM Emcee: Ruben Littlehead Arena Director: Rusty Gillette Host Northern Drum: Young Spirit Host Southern Drum: Buc Wild Head Man: Chaske Heminger Head Woman: Laurie Whitecloud Singing Contest: 1st-$4000 2nd-$3000 3rd- $2000 4th- $1000 (Bring your own chairs) Golden Age Men Combined (50+) 1st-$700 2nd-$500 3rd-$400 4th-$300 Golden Age Women Combined (50+) 1st-$700 2nd-$500 3rd-$400 4th-$300 Men & Women (18-49 yrs) No. Trad, So. Trad, Grass, Chicken, Fancy,Jingle: 1st-$700 2nd-$500 3rd-$400 4th-$300 Boys & girls (7-17 yrs): Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle: 1st-$250 2nd-$150 3rd-$100 Tiny Tots paid Daily ANY SPECIALS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE POW WOW! Bring your own Shades. For Vending Information please contact: Kesti Tsosie 800-732-8805 Ext:4795 or ktsosie@rsbcihi.org 800-732-8805 Ext: 4795

Apache Gold Casino Powwow
March 13, 14 & 15, 2015
San Carlos, AZ

3rd Annual Pomoma College Powwow
April 4, 2015

Pomoma College Hammer Throw Field
295 E. First St, Claremont, Ca
facebook.com/events/226650374183216/
(South Campus Parking Structure, located on First Street between Columbia Avenue and Amherst Avenue).
Info: Scott Scoggins @(909) 706-5948

DAVIS April 11, 2015 43rd Annual UC Davis Powwow
10am-10pm.
UC Davis Outdoor East and West Quad, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA
The Annual UC Davis Pow Wow will take place
UC Davis Outdoor East and West Quad
1 Shields Ave
Davis, Ca
Info: Crystal Marich (530) 752-7032
Dance Registration begins at 10am
Gourd Dance begins at 11am
Grand Entry is at Noon
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
ccc.ucdavis.edu/powwow.html
ucdnasu.weebly.com/nacd--pow-wow.html
Phone: 530-752-6656 or 530-752-4287

California State University 5th Annual Pow Wow Submitted by Pow Wow April 18 -19, 2015, 11:00 am8:00 pm
Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 East Victoria Street,
Carson , CA
Steve Rosales -Vendor (310) 872-7515 / (310) 243-2438
Schedule: Saturday – 11:00AM – 8:00PM Sunday – 11:00AM – 7:00PM Head Staff: Spiritual Leader – Jimi Castillo MC – Bobby Whitebird AD – Victor Chavez Head Man Dancer – Johnny Nieto Head Lady Dancer – Susan Jackson Head Gourd Dancer – Earl Steen Host Northern Drum – Changing Spirits Host Southern Drum – Sooner Nation National Champion Hoop Dancer – Terry Goedel Native American Flute – Mac Lopez Frybread Indian Tacos American Indian Marketplace

30th Annual Inter-tribal Powwow
April 18, 2015
Sherman Indian High School
9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, Ca
Info: 951/276-6719, ext 309

April 16-17, 2015 TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND JURISDICTION Blue Lake CA nwetc.org
Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction is a two-day introductory course on environmental regulation and jurisdictional issues on and affecting Indian Reservations. Key issues explored include: when Tribes have regulatory authority over who and what on Reservation; the interplay of tribal sovereignty and ordinances, federal law and when state and local laws may apply. After an introduction to the basic environmental laws and policies that apply to Indian Country, discussion will shift to protection of air and water quality, waste management, environmental reviews and the intersection of land use and environmental regulation. The course will also explore the emerging topic of potential regulation related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. nwetc.org

April 18 - 19, 2015 CSU Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow Cal State Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow
Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas April 18 - 19, 2015 Saturday 11am - 8pm & Sunday 11am - 7pm Head Staff Spiritual Leader: Jimi Castillo (Tongva/Acjachemen) Master of Ceremonies: Bobby Whitebird (Southern Cheyenne) Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Dine) Head Gourd Dancer: Earl Steen (Muscogee Creek) Head Man Dancer: Johnny Nieto (Tule River Yokut) Head Lady Dancer: Susan Jackson (Quechan/Laguna Pueblo) Head Boy Dancer: Ba'ac Garcia (Tohono O'odham) Head Girl Dancer: TBA Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits Host Southern Drum: Sooner Nation Performances National Champion Hoop Dancer: Terry Goedel (Tulalip) Flute Player: Mac Lopez (Shoshone/Cherokee) Aztec Dance Group: Danza Azteca Xochipilli Location California State University Dominguez Hills (Sculpture Garden) 1000 East Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747 Exhibition Pow Wow Free Admission Parking $5 fee for Saturday/Free Parking on Sunday Steve Rosales 310-872-7515 or 310-243-2438

April 25, 2015 San Diego State University Pow Wow

2015 Annual Pow Wow
Honoring SDSU Professors Dr. Linda Parker and Roy Cook
HEAD MAN
Michael Cadotte
Standing Rock Sioux
HEAD WOMAN
Cheyenne Jacome
Kumeyaay
HEAD BOY
Donovan Nation
Kumeyaay
HEAD GIRL
Coralynn Bradley
Pauite, Yaqui, Chippewa
HEAD GOURD DANCER
Ozzie Monge
MC
Randy Edmonds
Kiowa
ARENA DIRECTOR
Richard Orvedal
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
STAFF CARRIER
SDSU American Indian Alumni
Chapter
COLOR GUARD
AIWA
NORTHERN DRUM
Green River
SOUTHERN DRUM
Red Warrior
WILDCAT SINGERS
Juan Meza Cuero and the Aukas
LOCATION
ENS 700 Softball Field
10am Wildcat Singers
11am Gourd Dancing
12PM Grand Entry
Location Map: http://bit.ly/192MnZv
Pow Wow Info: vickiegambala@gmail.com
Vendor Info: 619.266.2887
Updated Information: http://on.fb.me/1xDVbAB

April 24-25, 2015 Ohlone "Big Time" Gathering & Pow Wow Pomona California
The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe hosts the 23rd Annual “Big Time” Gathering and Pow Wow and 2nd Annual Art Exhibit and Contest at Tony Cerda Park, corner of Park and Grand. Pomona, California Thousands of people gather to enjoy traditional dances of the Costanoan People passed down from ancestors. Dance and music, Native American food such as Indian Fry bread, Indian Tacos, and Strawberry Shortcake on a Fry bread, exhibits with Native American instruments, fashion, jewelry, and accessories on display. On Friday don't miss dances such as Ocean Water, Acorn, Bear, and Eagle dances at 6 p.m. On Saturday the Blessing of the Children takes place at 11 a.m. along with an art contest. Judging at 1 p.m., winners announced at the Pow Wow at 6 p.m. On Sunday Grand Entry is at 12 noon, and the gathering ends at 6 p.m. with a raffle. The Pow Wow educates the public about the culture of the Native American Community. Info: 909-623-7889

ROSEVILLE Yomen: A Spring Celebration April 25, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Maidu Yomen spring event is one of many traditional acknowledgements and celebrations of the natural cycles of the earth by the local Native Peoples. If you knew what to look for, each season brought a new opportunity for bounty from the ever changing living landscape. Throughout the morning and afternoon of this event, various California Indian traditionalists provide dancing, storytelling and singing to celebrate the coming of spring, a welcome time of new growth and the guarantee of fresh foods and warmer weather. Explore the Historic Site with guided tours, every hour. Petroglyphs, hundreds of bedrock mortars and a large midden area accentuate the story of the Nisenan Maidu People who thrived on this land for thousands of years. Other activities make it a great event for the whole family. Children's activities include flute and bracelet making, petroglyph rubbings, soapstone carving and acorn grinding. Live animals on display. The Museum itself provides a glimpse into the cultural and material life of the Maidu Peoples with dozens of exhibits and interactive displays. Throughout the museum, demonstrators show how traditional skills are still being practiced, creating tools and crafts that would provide all life's needs in a Maidu village. In the shade of an ancient oak, traditional Native artists exhibit their unique items for sale. When you get hungry, you will have many choices of foods, beverages and treats including Indian tacos. This is a free community event.

May 2-3, 2015 30th Annual UCLA Powwow
Hosted by the American Indian Student Association
Parking Available in Lot 4 & 8- $12 per day
Admission Free, Open to the Public
uclapowwow.com
American Indian Arts and Craft Vendors Native Food Vendors
Northern Drum Southern Drum Head Man Head Woman Arena Director Master of Ceremonies Head Judge California Golden State Gourd Society Spoon Keeper Bird Singers Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Princess 2014-2015 Susan Jackson
Events for American Indian Staff and American Indian Alumni! Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant Dancing and Singing Contest- All dancers and drums welcome.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA May 2-3, 2015
31st Annual California Indian Market & Peace Pow Wow AND Indian Market
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & World Cultures. The Alameda - Third Street 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. . Admission is a $1. donation benefiting Peace Vision, a 501(c)3, promoting Peace Through The Arts. This event features Native American artists, dancers, drummers and singers from North and South America and multi-cultural vendors. One Earth, One People, Peace Vision and the San Juan Intertribal Council is billed as a "living prayer for world peace" along with a show and sale of arts and crafts including; basketry, dance regalia, dolls, dream catchers, drums, jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, weavings and more! A special "Thank You" to this year's sponsor, Earthbound Farm! If you are interested in participating in this event, applications are available at Peace Vision. Contact Laynee Reyna at (831) 623-4771.
sanjuanbautistaca.com

STANFORD Pow Wow May 8-10, 2015
powwow.stanford.edu
Social Dances public participation encouraged
Stanford Native American Alumni Gathering
Invocation and Introduction of Head Staff
Exhibition
Gourd Dancing
Hand Drum Contest
Contest Winners
Annual Stanford University Powwow
Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford, Anyone and Everyone is welcome!
Indian Art Market, Information Booths,
Free admission, Donation for Parking Fee
Camping Available
Directions: From 101 (North and South)
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street at El Camino Real as
you enter campus near Stanford Stadium. The Powwow will be
to your right--follow the signs to parking.
stanfordpowwow.org

MARIPOSA May 8-10, 2015
Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds
Open to public, held rain or shine, tickets sold at gate
$3 Adults approx. prices, may be higher or same
$1 Seniors
$1 Kids under 5
Once a year the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) - aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation - organizes a traditional Native American celebration. To most people this celebration is known as a Pow Wow but, to us it is known as Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu - Spring Celebration. Annual Pow Wow and is important not only as a celebration of Native American culture, song and dance but, more importantly, helps to fund the Nellie Tucker Scholarship. At present, the Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized and, therefore, do not qualify for the larger Scholarships and Grants that are available to recognized tribes. The Nellie Tucker scholarship, administered through the AICMC, provides funds for local Native students who are trying to further their education.
10 a.m. Gates Open
12 p.m. Grand Entry
Tiny Tot Dancing
Competition Dancing
Miwuk Dancing
Grand Entry
Competition Dancing
10 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
SUNDAY
4 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

30th Annual UCLA Powwow
May 2 & 3, 2015

UCLA North Athletic Field, Brentwood, Ca

April 4, 2015 Pomona College 3rd Annual Powwow 10:00am-9:00pm Grand Entry Noon Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field (295 E. First St. Claremont, CA 91711) Head Staff MC: Bobby Whitebird: Cheyenne Arena Director: Vic Chavez: Dine’ Spiritual Advisor: Jimmy Castillo: Tongva Headman: Chuck Cadotte: Lakota Headwoman: Shandliin YellowHorse: Navajo Headboy: Zion Fox: Arikara Headgirl: Caitlin Ashmore: Dine’ Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits Host Southern Drum: Northridge Boys All Drums Welcome! For more information and vendor space contact: scott.scoggins@pomona.edu Dinner will be provided for all!! Absolutely No Alcohol or Drugs Scott.scoggins@pomona.edu

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Mother's Day Pow Wow May 9, 2015
at the American Indian Cultural Center
10175 Slater Ave. FV
11 a.m. -9 p.m.
Bring your own chairs! Cake Walk, more. Everyone welcome. Free. indiancenter.org

CHULA VISTA: South Bayfront Powwow August 1 and 2, 2015
Chula Vista Bayfront
Marina View Park J Street
Chula Vista, CA
southbayfrontpowwow.com
August 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
August 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grand entry at noon each day with a procession of dancers

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Robert Canada Friendship Pow Wow August 8 -9, 2015
Furgeson Elementary, Baseball Field:
22215 Elaine Ave.
Hawaiian Gardens, CA
hgcity.org
Master of Ceremonies: Bobby Whitebird
Spiritual Advisor: Jimi Castillo
Head Man Dancer: George Lone Elk
Head Lady Dancer: Sarita McGowan
Arena Director: Victor Chavez
Head Gourd Dancer: David Patterson
Southern Host Drum: Hale & Company
Northern Host Drum: Changing Spirits
Aztec Dancers: Ruben Macias
Special Appearance of Mac Lopez

Hoopa Valley Tribe Sovereign Days August 6-8, 2015
Aug. 6 Elders Dinner
Aug. 7 Ceremonies, Festivities and Dance into the night til 2 a.m.
9 a.m. Color Guard by Native American veterans
Opening Prayer by William 'Injun Bill' Carpenter
Welcome by Chairman Ryan Jackson
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities on Front Lawn, Youth Center and Pookey's Park
Swimming Pool Open, Watermelon Eating Contest, Miss Native pageant
Aug. 8 Superheroes Parade, Softball Tournament, then at noon stick games at Hostler Field

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Pow Wow August 7-9, 2015
O'Neil Park
715 Broadway
Sacramento, CA
$5, $2 teen, $1 child, free seniors and under age 5
free parking
wailaki10@ comcast.net
facebook.com/SacPowWow/
Friday California Night with Traditional California Dancers with the Bear Dancers
Saturday and Sunday Contest dancing. Tom Phillips MC, Earl Neconie Arena Director. Red Buffalo Southern Drum. Northern Drum TBA. Head Lady Crystal Vigil-Madril, Head Man Johnny Neito. Native American foods, arts & crafts, gourd dancing, contest dancing.

Barona (Lakeside, Ca) Sept 4-6
Sycuan (El Cajon, Ca) Sept 11-13
Soboba (San Jacinto, Ca) Sept 18-20

EL CAJON: Sycuan Pow Wow September 11-13, 2015
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
5459 Sycuan Road
El Cajon, CA
sycuantribe.org
Arts & crafts booths, food booths. Contest dancing for drum/singing, bird dancing and bird singing.

SAN JOSE: American Indian Heritage Celebration September 12, 2015, 12 Noon-10pm
San Jose County Fairgrounds
Pavilion Hall
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
americanindianheritage@ gmail.com
Big Time celebration, Aztec dancing and powwow. Hoop dance exhibition, gourd dancing, hand drum contest, health fair, American Indian market.
MC Randy Pico
Arena Director Earl Neconie
Host Northern Drum Swiftcloud
Host Southern Drum Aaron Bear & Co.
Head Lady Dancer Lucha Diaz
Head Man Dancer Marcos Madril

TUOLUMNE: Tuolumne Acorn Festival September 12 -13, 2015, 10 a.m.
Tuolumne Rancheria
19595 Mi Wu St.,
Tuolumne, CA 95379
(209) 928-5300
jbates@ blackoakcasino.com
Traditional dancers, hand games tournament, Native arts and crafts, deep pit BBQ dinner, Indian tacos, and an inter-tribal pow wow.

PORTERVILLE: Tule River Powwow September 18-20, 2015
McCarthy Ranch
32657 S Reservation Road
Porterville, CA
Annual intertribal powwow. Open to all dancers and drummers. Outdoor event on Tribal land

LONG BEACH: Moompetam: Native American Festival, September 19 & 20, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. In celebration of local Native American cultures festival features traditional music, dance, cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, and educational programs. The festival will celebrate California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including the Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseño, and Kumeyaay. Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA. Admission: $28.95, aquariumofpacific.orgIntertribal Elders Gathering 11/14/2015 Sharing Our Traditions - Elders' Honoring Ceremony In keeping with the spirit of Thanksgiving and National American Indian Heritage Month, the Public is cordially invited to attend the 35th Annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner. The Gathering is a community event that provides us all with an opportunity to honor all Elders and Veterans. The Intertribal Gathering allows non-native people a glimpse at the depth and beauty of Native cultures while providing American Indians a chance to share and embrace their traditions. With November being Native American Heritage Month the event is a way for the community to learn from one another in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Elders are served a free traditional dinner beginning at noon followed by an Elders’ Gifting Ceremony at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome - FREE admission Donations appreciated Dinner $8 adults $4 kids 12 & under and 55+ free Throughout the day there will be Native singers, a drum group and dance demonstrations, which include: Brush, Hoop, Tolowa, Aztec, Shake Head, Pow Wow dancers, as well as American Indian arts and crafts available for sale. Tribal Dance demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. - last dance at 6:15 p.m. No drugs or alcohol allowed - smoke free event. For information please call Northern California Indian Development Council 707-445-8451 FIND LODGING SEARCH NOW Northern California Indian Development Council ncidc.org Map This 3750 Harris St Redwood Acres Fairgrounds Eureka, CA 95501 707-445-8451 print this page send to a friend QUICK FACTS Doors open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dinner Noon - 4 p.m. Free Admission - Dinner $8 adults $4 kids 12 & under and 55+ free Last year over 4,500 people attended the Gathering and over 2,000 dinners were served.

Morongo (Cabazon, Ca) Sept 25-27
San Manuel (San Bernardino, Ca) Oct 9-11
Indio (Indio, Ca) Nov 29-31

BAKERSFIELD: Tejon Indian Tribe's First Annual Powwow September 26-27, 2015, 11 a.m.
indianeducationlausd.com
California State University, Bakersfield Amphitheater
Free admission & parking
September 26, 2015 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
September 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CSUB hosts the Tejon Indian Tribe's First Annual Powwow at the CSUB Amphitheater. All dancers and drums are welcome. Families are encouraged to attend.

BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow September 25-27, 2015
Paiute Palace Powwow Grounds
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-4150
Free Admission
marketing@ paiutepalace.com
paiutepalace.com
For over three decades, the Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts an inter-tribal gathering to celebrate different tribal cultures with dance and spiritual events during its annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation the fourth weekend in September. The family-friendly drug- and alcohol-free festivities are open to everyone and start with a parade on Friday, California Indian Day, and continues through Sunday. Hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and others from around the nation will descend upon Bishop to show off their regalia and their traditional regional dances. There will also be games for the kids, music, a free barbecue Saturday of a steer cut from the Tribal herd, Native American artists selling wares, an honoring of all local veterans and the crowning of Miss Pabanamanina and a junior counterpart. Handgames, one of the oldest Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone Indian traditions that can be traced back to some Creation stories, will also be performed. Many contest take place to honor the Paiute way of life such as hand game tournaments, hand drum and clapper contests. The Paiute Palace Casino, which is hosting the events on its new pow wow grounds.

CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow September 25-27, 2015
Held at Morongo Casino Resort
495000 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA
morongocasinoresort.com
Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow kicks off California's fall powwow season, attracting dancers from around the country. Based at the AAA four-diamond Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, it offers a luxury setting. "You're right there in a plush resort area. It's well-run, and spectators love it," Gowder says. It's also one of the few places to see California bird singing and dancing, a distinctive regional style.

ANDERSON: October 2-4, 2015 Stillwater Pow Wow Redding Rancheria
Shasta District Fair Grounds
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, Ca
Louise Davis 530.242.4511 Princess or Brave information
stillwaterpowwow.com
$3 admission, Free Parking
Friday: 7pm Grand Entry
Saturday: 12pm and 7pm Grand Entry
Sunday 12pm
Head Staff
MC: Carlos Calica
AD: Roy Reddner
HM: Gary Villa
HW: Candace Linklater
HTB: Quindon Calica
HTG: TBA
Host Drum: Midnite Express
Guest Drum: Southern Express
Sunday 12pm
Head Staff MC: Carlos Calica AD: Roy Reddner HM: Gary Villa HW: Candace Linklater HTB: Quindon Calica HTG: TBA Host Drum: Midnite Express Guest Drum: Southern Express Spotlight
Admission $3
Free Parking Vendor Information Contact Rob Krikorian 530.227.1059

SANTA YNEZ Oct. 3-4, 2015
October 3, 2015 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
October 4, 2015 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
santaynezchumash.org
Inter-tribal Pow-Wow has featured drummers from the U.S. and Canada, a variety of foods and beautiful hand-made native crafts.
Although Pow-Wows weren’t traditionally part of the Chumash culture we wanted to provide the community with both an educational and cultural experience that focuses on Native American music, arts and customs. In addition to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for those attending the Pow-Wow, our goal in producing this inspiring event is to promote self-reliance and pride in Native Americans by honoring our traditions and culture. The Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow is held at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Ynez.
Gourd Dance 12 pm
Grand Entry 1 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
• Bring Lawn Chairs & Blankets
• Information Booths Welcome
• No Drugs
• No Alcohol
• No Pets
• No Weapons
• Free Admission
• Camping Fee $25
• Parking Fee $5
• Dance Contest
• Drum Contest
• Arts & Crafts
13 Miles East of Santa Ynez on Highway 154
Breakfast available at Booth on Saturday & Sunday
October 3 - 4
Live Oak Campground
2015 Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
Gourd Dance 12 pm
Grand Entry 1 pm
Break 5 pm
Gourd Dance 6 pm
Grand Entry 7 pm
Drum (Host and invited drums not eligible to compete)
Northern & Southern Combined
Consolation Prize $100
Men’s Contest
Elders (70+)
Northern & Southern Combined
Golden Age (50-69)
Northern & Southern Combined
Men (18-49)
Northern Traditional
Southern Straight
Grass
Northern Fancy
Southern Fancy
Teens (13-17)
Northern Traditional
Southern Straight
Grass
Fancy (Northern & Southern combined)
Juniors (7-12)
Northern Traditional
Southern Straight
Grass
Fancy (Northern & Southern combined)
Women’s Contest Categories
Elders (70+)
Northern & Southern Combined
Golden Age (50-69)
Northern & Southern Combined
Women (18-49)
Northern Buckskin
Northern Cloth
Southern Buckskin
Southern Cloth
Jingle Dress
Fancy Shawl
Teens (13-17)
Northern Buckskin & Cloth
Southern Buckskin & Cloth
Jingle Dress
Fancy Shawl
Juniors (7-12)
Northern Backskin & Cloth
Southern Buckskin & Cloth
Jingle Dress
Fancy Shawl
Tiny Tots
Ages 6 and under

SAN BERNARDINO: San Manuel Pow Wow October 9 -11, 2015,
Cal State, San Bernardino
5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino, CA
909-425-3450
sanmanuel-nsn.gov
Arts and Crafts, Competitive Dancing, Traditional Foods, Free to the public

BERKELEY Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow & Indian Market October 10, 2015, 10am - 6pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park
2180 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA
ipdpowwow.org
FREE
Sponsored by the City of Berkeley and the Indigenous Peoples Day Committee the event roughly goes like this each year:
Exhibition Dancing 10 a.m.
Gourd Dancing 11 a.m.
Grand Entry 12 noon
Closing Ceremony 6 p.m.
Contest Dancing: All Categories
Intertribal Dancing
Featuring Native California dancers.
Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts
all day at the Indian Market
All Traditional Drums are Invited
Raffles all day till 6 pm.
M.C., Head Man Dancer, Head Lady Dancer, Arena Director, Head Gourd Dancer, Head Northern Drum, Head Southern Drum, Contest Coordinator, Color Guard

October 17, 2015
Sierra Native Alliance Pow Wow October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gold Country Fair
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95604

REDDING: Indigenous People's History Day Show & Street Fair October 17, 2015
Show doors open @ 1:00pmShow starts @ 1:30
The five historical Indigenous Tribes of Shasta County have joined together with the Shasta Historical Society to create this one of a kind event. Come hear Indigenous Tribes speak about their history and their connection to the land at this special performance. Music Food Arts and Crafts For more information contact the Shasta Historical Society (530) 243-3720. shastahistorical.org

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