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2019 Sycuan Pow Wow in El Cajon Caifornia

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Join us for the 27th Annual Sycuan Pow Wow on September 6-8, 2019 at the Sycuan Pow Wow Grounds in El Cajon, California. The drumbeat of life continues thumping and it is time to get aligned with the Great Spirit at the Sycuan Pow Wow. The Band of the Kumeyaay Nation is inviting everyone to their circle for a celebration of American Indian culture. Boys, girls, men and women of all ages will partake in a weekend filled with drumming, bird singing contests, peon games and even chicken dancing. With over $125,000 in prize money, contestants will surely have everyone gathering around for the traditional festivities, from dusk ’til dawn.

Sycuan Pow Wow 2016 Grand Entry

Native American dancers, drummers, and bird singers from across the nation will convene at the Sycuan Reservation the weekend after Labor Day for the three-day event that also features Native food and Native American arts and crafts and informational booths. The Sycuan Pow Wow is free and open to the public. It’s a family-friendly event, so be sure to bring everyone!

Sycuan Pow Wow Head Staff
Emcees: Ruben Little head, Ral Christman, Lia Meeches
Roaming MC: Mylo Smith
Bird MC: Ral Christman
Head Singing Judge: Marcos Denny
Head Dance Judge: Marques Bull Bear
Head Man Dancer: Inyan Eagle Elk
Head Woman Dancer: Randi Bird
Head Young Man Dancer: Peyton Whitebuffalo
Head Young Woman Dancer: Nashay Alto Allrunner
Bird Coordinator: Rose Phipps
PEON Games Organizer: Justin Muse
Host Drum: Whitefish Jrs.

Grand Entries
Friday 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Flag Ceremony
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Peon Games
Dusk Till Dawn
Friday: Boys & Girls 17 & under
Girls: $1000 $800 $599
Boys: $1000 $800 $599
Saturday: Mens & Womens 18 & over
Women: $2000 $1500 $1000
Men: $2000 $1500 $1000

Sycuan Pow Wow Mini-Gallery

Princess Pageant
Application Content: Ana Jacquine ,Pageant Chair 619-577-5236

Singing Contest
$10000 $8,000 $6000 $4000 $2000

Hand Drum Contest: $800 $500 $250

Senior Golden Age 66+ $1000 $800 $599
Northern & Southern (Separate)

Golden Age 50-65 $1000 $800 $599
Northern & Southern (Separate)

Junior Adults 18-35: $1000 $800 $599
Senior Adults 36-49: $1000 $800 $599
Men’s S.Straight, N.Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Chicken
Women’s N.Cloth/Buckskin (combined), Jingle, S. Cloth/Buckskin (combined), Fancy Shawl

Teen Division 13-17 $500 $400 $300
Boy’s No./So. Traditional combined, Fancy, Grass
Girl’s No./So. Traditional combined, Fancy, Jingle

Junior Division 7-12: $250 $200 $150
Boy’s No./So. Traditional combined, Fancy, Grass
Girl’s No./So. Traditional combined, Fancy, Jingle

Sycuan Pow Wow

Bird Singing & Dancing Contests
Bird Singing & Dancing Contest: Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Bird Singing Group $2000 $1500 $1000
Men’s Bird Singing Individual (under 18) $599 $400 $200
Men’s Bird Singing Individual (18+) $599 $400 $200
Jr Girl’s Bird Dance (7-12) $300 $200 $100
Jr Boy’s Bird Dance (7-12) $300 $200 $100
Teen Girl’s Bird Dance (13-17) $599 $400 $200
Teen Boy’s Bird Dance (13-17) $599 $400 $200
Women’s Bird Dance (18-49) $800 $599 $400
Men’s Bird Dance (18-49) $800 $599 $400
Sr Women’s Bird Dance (50+) $800 $599 $400
Sr Men’s Bird Dance (50+) $800 $599 $400

Information Booths: Free
Arts & Crafts Booths: $250/Weekend
Food Booths: $350/Weekend

Sycuan Pow Wow Grounds
5459 Sycuan Road
El Cajon, CA 92019

For More Information
Vendor Coordinator: Alexis Vargas Tucker 619-402-3707 cell
Princess Coordinator: Ana Jacome 619-577-5236
Pow Wow Coordinator: Julie LaBrake 619-672-4840

Powwow Lodging Rates
Sycuan Resort 619-442-3425
Days Inn 800-675-7105
Super 8 Motel: 619-579-1144

The Pow Wow Committee is not responsible for theft, loss or damages. Bring your chairs and canopy. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted on or near the pow wow grounds.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Sycuan Pow Wow on the weekend after Labor Day at the Sycuan Pow Wow Grounds in El Cajon, California.

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