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2017 Barona Powwow

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Experience the 47th Annual Barona Powwow on September 1-3, 2017 at the Barona Sports Park in Lakeside, California. You are invited to join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of contest dancing in all categories. Dancers will be competing for over tens of thousands of dollars in prize money! The celebration starts on Friday, with gourd dancing at 6 p.m. and grand entry at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 11 p.m.

Barona Powwow

Each year the Barona Powwow brings thousands of people together to share in a celebration of Tribal culture and a friendly competition for prize money. During the three-day event, which is held over the Labor Day weekend, thousands of Native Americans from across the country will showcase traditional Tribal dancing as they in the various contest categories. In addition to beautiful regalia and dancing, spectators will also be able to enjoy Hand Drum contests, singing and music, authentic Native American food and exquisite handcrafted jewelry. All drums and dancers are welcome.

Admission and parking for the Barona Powwow are free. Free shuttle service is also available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow grounds; the shuttle pick-up and drop-off area is located at the south entrance of the casino.

Location:
Barona Sports Park – 1095 Barona Road – Lakeside, CA 92040
The Barona Powwow takes place at the Barona Sports Park located just one mile north of Barona Resort & Casino in Lakeside. The sports park features a covered playground, a snack bar and baseball fields as well as batting cages, picnic areas and a walking path.

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Contest Dancing in All Categories
FREE ADMISSION
Dry Camping Permitted (RV Hookup in designated areas)

Head Staff
2017-2018 Princess: Jenna Donayare
Arena Directors: Patrick Moore Sr & RG Harris
Head Man Dancer: Rod Atchenyum
Head Woman Dancer: Shannon Ahhaitty
Head Gourd Dance Group: Red Rock Creek Gourd Society
Head Young Man Dancer: Graywolf Alto
Head Young Woman Dancer: Nashay Alto
Host Southern Drum: Wild Band of Comanches
Host Northern Drum: Sharpshooter
Emcees: Tom Philips & Harold Hill Sr

Barona Powwow Schedule of Events
Friday
Gourd Dancing – 6pm
Grand Entry – 7pm

Saturday and Sunday
Gourd Dancing – 1pm and 6pm
Grand Entry – 7pm
49 Contest after Saturday Evening Session

ALL DRUMS AND DANCERS WELCOME
Registration opens Friday at 5pm.
Must register by 5pm Saturday. NO EXCEPTIONS

Special Contests
Men’s Fancy Dance – Men’s Switch Dance – Women’s Switch Dance
Men’s Team Dance – Women’s Team Dance
49 Drum Contest (After Saturday Evening Session)
Hand Drum Contest (After Sunday evening Session)
Tiny Tots

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SPECIAL CONTESTS
Men’s Fancy Dance – $1,000
Men’s Switch Dance – $500
Women’s Switch Dance – $500
Men’s Team Dance – $1,000
Women’s Team Dance – $1,000

49 Drum Contest
(after Saturday evening session)
$1,000, $800, $600, $500, $300

Hand Drum Contest
(after Sunday evening session)
$600, $500, $400, $300, $200

CONTEST CATEGORIES
JUNIORS (Ages 13-17)
Boys: Fancy, Grass, Traditional, Straight
Girls: Fancy Shawl, Jingle, Southern/Northern Cloth,
Southern/Northern Buckskin
$200, $150, $100, $75

TEENS (Ages 6-12)
Boys: Fancy, Grass, Traditional, Straight
Girls: Fancy Shawl, Jingle, Southern/Northern Cloth,
Southern/Northern Buckskin Combined
$400, $300, $200, $100

ADULTS (Ages 18-49)
Men: Southern Fancy, Northern Fancy, Grass,
Straight, Traditional, Chicken
Women: Southern Cloth, Northern Cloth, Southern Buckskin,
Northern Buckskin, Jingle, Fancy Shawl
$1,000, $800, $600, $400, $200

SENIOR ADULTS (Ages 50-64)
Men: Southern Combined, Northern Combined
Women: Southern Combined, Northern Combined
$1,000, $800, $600, $400, $200

GOLDEN AGE ADULTS (Ages 65+)
Men: Combined
Women: Combined
$1,000, $800, $600, $400, $200

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Barona Powwow on Labor Day Weekend at the Barona Sports Park in Lakeside, California.

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