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24th Annual Sycuan Pow-Wow: September 13-15, 2013

  • When Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 1 p.m.
    Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 1 p.m.
  • Where Sycuan Reservation: 5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon, CA 92019 Map
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Charity, Dance, Family, Festivals, Heritage & Cultural, Outdoors
  • Cost Free
Promotional image for the 2013 Sycuan Pow-Wow.

Above: Promotional image for the 2013 Sycuan Pow-Wow.

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation presents a traditional celebration featuring Indian song, dance, arts and crafts, games and food, held at the Sycuan Reservation in San Diego's East County, September 13-15, 2013.

What is a Pow-Wow? Originally a Pow-Wow or “celebration” as it was once called, was held in the spring to welcome the beginnings of life. It was a time for people to get together, sing, dance, renew old friendships and make new ones, and a time for young people to meet and court.

Blessing ceremonies, honoring ceremonies and ceremonies for dropped eagle feathers remain today. Competitive singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly recent change in the traditional Pow-Wow celebration. Only registered contestants can participate in the dancing contests, but everyone can take part when an “intertribal” dance is announced – visitors included, as each of us shares a place in the circle. There are no spectators at a Pow-Wow, everyone is a participant!

To compete in a contest category,
visit http://sycuantribe.org/pow-wow/contest-categories/

For more information, call 619-445-2613 or visit http://sycuantribe.org/pow-wow/

Location: Sycuan Reservation 5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon, CA 92019 Google Map

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