In Native American communities, a pow wow is a social gathering, and it’s become a special (both public and private) event where Native American people can socialize, sing, dance, and connect with their history and traditions.

Information/Resources:
Pow Wow Calendar –  Find a Pow Wow Near You
Guide to Pow Wows Across Canada, Indigenous Canada

 

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The San Manuel Pow Wow is hosted each October by the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians in the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, and thousands of people from across North America compete for $250,000 in prizes for dancing, drumming and singing contests

If you missed the live stream broadcast of the 2018 San Manuel Pow Wow and 2018 Crossroads Pow Wow, there’s still time to watch video recordings of the events.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media players below ↓

 

 

Members of the federally recognized tribe of the Pala Band of Mission Indians are descended from both Cupeño and Luiseño peoples.  They have shared the Pala Indian Reservation territory in Pala, California on the San Luis Rey River since the Cupeño were evicted from their ancestral homeland by the US government in 1903.

If you missed the live stream broadcast of the 11th annual Pala Tribe Gathering and Pow Wow, there’s still time to watch video recordings of the event.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts on the media player below ↓

 

The Meskwaki people, “Red Earth People” are of Algonquian origin from the Eastern Woodland Culture areas of North America, and the Meskwaki Nation is the only US federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Iowa.

The Annual Meskwaki Pow Wow is a four day event celebrating the end of summer, and features singing, drumming, traditional dancing (twice daily, beginning with a grand entry) and native dress, including full regalia, handcrafts, food, games and fun.  Although dance styles and content have evolved over the years, the Meskwaki still consider this event a time of reaffirmation and hope, kinship and friendship, and celebration.

If you missed the live stream broadcast of the 2018 Meskwaki Pow Wow (August 8-12), there’s still time to watch video recordings of the event.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓

 

During the past 35 years, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow has grown from a simple event celebrating Native American culture and traditions to the largest pow wow in North America.  If you missed the live stream broadcast of this great event, there’s still time to watch a video recording.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓     

 

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Feature photo of pow wow dancer (sourced via Wikimedia) is courtesy of Jeff Kubina, CC BY-SA 2.0

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