THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!
24th Annual Sycuan Pow-Wow: September 13-15, 2013
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