2018 Wildhorse Pow Wow
All are welcome at the 22nd Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow on February 0-11, 2018 at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California. Always on the second weekend of February, and often landing on Valentine’s Day, the Wildhorse Pow Wow serves as a kind of opening ceremony for the Southern California pow wow circuit. Experience Native American dancing and singing, arts and crafts and food. The Wildhorse Singers formed in 1985 out of necessity. One of its founders and the current pow wow organizer, Jorge Lechuga, formed the group as a sober drum for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Although he and his family are Diné, the Wildhorse Singers is often as diverse as the more than 150,000 Natives living in the greater Los Angeles area.
Wildhorse Pow Wow
Today, the Wildhorse Singers and their supporters from the Wildhorse Native American Association, are dedicated to the Native community, starting the Wildhorse Pow Wow because they wanted to do something for the community.
All Drums & Dancers Welcome
Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Grand Entry @ Noon
Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Grand Entry @ Noon
Master of Ceremonies – Arlie Neskahl (Diné)
Head Man Dancer – Michael Cadotte (Standing Rock Sioux)
Head Woman Dancer – Heidi Jaramillo (Muskogee Creek)
Host Drum -Indian Hill (Barstow, CA)
Hand Drum Contest
Other Sponsored Dance Contests
$150 for 1 day; $200 for 2 days; Download application from event website.
For more information: 310-987-1274
Leuzinger High School
4118 W. Rosecrans AVE.
Unlike the big California casinos, the Wildhorse Pow Wow is almost exclusively funded through its food sales. Often whatever is left over from the pow wow goes into a few small scholarships that are then given to young Native adults already in college. And although their scholarships are seldom larger than $500, any little bit helps Native students.
Wildhorse Princess Pageant
The Wildhorse Princess Pageant was created to help young native girls/women to strive for higher education and to keep their traditional traditions alive. Wildhorse Pow Wow Princess primary goal will be to utilize communication skills through teaching and sharing with the rich traditions, culture, and heritage of Native American Indian people. The Wildhorse Pow Wow Princess serves as a role model, leader in the community and representative of the annual Wildhorse Pow Wow and as well as a goodwill ambassador from all cultures/native nations throughout the greater Los Angeles and beyond.
The Wildhorse Princess pageant is held for young native girls/women who are between the ages of 8 to 17. Each contestant competes in the areas of: Public Speaking, Personal Interview, Essay, Letter of Recommendation, Raffle Ticket Sales, Traditional Presentation and Pow Wow Dance Competition. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Wildhorse Pow Wow in Lawwndale, California on the second weekend of February.
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