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2017 Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow Wow

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All are welcome to the 27th Annual Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow Wow on September 1-3, 2017 at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, Kansas. Join Native Americans and others from around the country who will gather on the east shore of Lake Shawnee to celebrate Native American culture and customs, dancing and singing, while savoring authentic foods, arts, crafts, and demonstrations each year during Labor Day weekend.
NOTE: This event has been cancelled for 2018

Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow Wow

The Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow wow is a “traditional” powwow, and differs from those where dancers and drums compete for cash prizes. The focus of a traditional powwow is social and educational. In addition to giving powwow participants a chance to spend time with family and friends, spectators will not only enjoy the dancing and singing, but also get a chance to learn about Native American culture.

Each dance session of the Shawnee County Allied Tribes Pow Wow, Kansas Powwow will begin with gourd dancing in which men dressed in their regalia, with a fan in one hand and a gourd rattle in the other, lift their heels to the rhythm of songs that used to be sung after battles to honor those who lost their lives and those who defended their people.

After the gourd dancing, there will be a Grand Entry. A color guard carrying the U.S. flag, eagle staff and other flags will enter the arena, followed by all the dancers. For the rest of each dance session, dancers dressed in a variety of regalia will dance in various style based on the type regalia worn.

Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow wow - Lake Shawnee - Shawnee County Allied Tribes Inc

Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors
Be sure to inspect the arts and craft vendor booths. There also will be concessionaires offering Native food favorites such as Indian tacos, fry bread, corn on the cob and buffalo burgers.

Shawnee County Allied Tribes Pow Wow, Kansas Powwow Hours
The grounds will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dress for the weather – caps, hats, sun glasses, umbrellas, and sun screen. Bring a lawn chair, we have limited bleacher seating.

ADMITTANCE FEES
Advance $6.00
At Gate $8.00
KIDS 11 AND UNDER FREE WITH AN ADULT
Admission to the Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow Wow is by a button, which is good for the entire festival and can be purchased at the gate

Powwow Head Staff
HOST DRUM: Northern- Whistling Wind; Southern- Red Heel
HEAD MAN DANCER: Tom Ziegler, Lwer Brule Sioux Tribe
HEAD LADY DANCER: Dorothy Kiyukan, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
HEAD GOURD DANCER: Tim Robinson, Omaha Tribe
HOST GOURD SOCIETY: Standing Bear Intertribal Brotherhood
MASTER OF CEREMONY: TBA
ARENA DIRECTOR: Stanley Smith
HONORED ELDERS:
Saturday – Robert & Janet Goupil, Iroquois
Sunday – Joan Baer

Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow wow - Lake Shawnee - Shawnee County Allied Tribes Inc

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (Subject to Change)
Friday:
3:00 pm – Open to the Public
4:00-5:00 pm – Dinner Break (On your own)
5:30-6:45 pm – Gourd Dancing
7:00-10:00 pm – Grand Entry & Social Dancing
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am Open to the Public
12:00-1:15 pm – Gourd Dancing
1:30-4:00 pm – Grand Entry & Social Dancing
4:00-5:00 pm – Dinner Break (On your own)
5:30-6:45 pm – Gourd Dancing
7:00-10:00 pm – Grand Entry & Social Dancing
Sunday:
9:00 am – Church Service at the Pow Wow Ground

Location (address is for Lodge next to Pow Wow)
Lake Shawnee Powwow Grounds
3315 SE Tinman Circle
Topeka, KS 66605
Follow Powwow signs to Reynolds Lodge. Powwow grounds at Lake Shawnee, just off Tinman Circle between Reynolds Lodge and the lake.

LODGING:
Camping: Tipi and tent camping is free for Pow Wow
participants at the Pow Wow grounds. RV camping is available
nearby at the RV camp grounds (yes, they do charge). No drugs
or alcohol allowed in the camping areas (785-267-1156).
Hotels: For more information please contact the Topeka
Convention and Visitors Bureau at 785/234-1030.

DRUM MONEY NO DRUGS ALCOHOL OR FIREARMS PERMITTED DANCE MONEY

Food Booths & Arts and Crafts Vendors
CONCESSIONAIRES CONTACT: Roy Patrick 785-456-5554 rpatrick0020@gmail.com
Email:shawneecountyalliedtribes2015@gmail.com

Be sure to mark you calendar so you won’t miss the Shawnee County Allied Tribes Traditional Intertribal Pow wow on Labor day weekend at at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, KS.

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