(Virginia Beach, VA) - Come out to Mount Trashmore Park on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 am - 6 pm for the 14th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for all People. This event is free and open to the public with onsite parking.
Experience Native American culture as it is showcased through spirited music, intertribal dancing and drumming, and American Indian cuisine at this interactive and educational event. Learn about various dances and regalia worn while taking the opportunity to participate in intertribal dancing. (Due to the nature of the American Indian Pow Wow, pets are not permitted in the event area.) There will be over 25 exhibitors with sales of authentic and Indian-inspired arts and crafts, with educational displays of American Indian artifacts. American Indian foods as well as other festival foods will be available for purchase.
Head Staff includes:
- Master of Ceremonies: Clark Stewart (Chickahominy)
- Arena Director: Chief Thomas Lewis (Meherrin)
- Head Male Dancer: Danny Gear, Jr. (Choctaw/Monacan)
- Head Female Dancer: Chris Kelsey (Cherokee/Saponi)
- Host Drum: Stumptown Singers (St. Stephen’s Church, VA)
- Guest Drum: Red Blanket (Bridgeton, NJ)
The event opens to the public at 11 am for authentic and Indian-inspired craft sales, plus educational displays including an informative exhibit by the Virginia Beach Public Library Teen Action Group. Also, take the opportunity to try your targeting skills with an onsite Archery Demo by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Outdoor Programs. The grand entry will take place at noon followed by American Indian drumming, dancing and activities, until the closing ceremony at 5:45 pm.
This event is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. For more information about the American Indian Pow Wow, please call the Virginia Beach Special Events Office at 757-385-2990 (TTY: dial 711), e-mail fun@VBgov.com or visit http://www.vbgov.com/specialevents.
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