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Music and dance at San Manuel Pow Wow

October 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
American Indian dancers, musicians and artisans from across the country will take part in the pow wow.The three-day event on the Cal State San Bernardino Campus allows for the public to experience the sights and sounds of Indian Country.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will host its annual San Manuel Pow Wow, Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at California State University, San Bernardino on the Lower Athletic Fields. Spectators are invited to share in the pageantry and traditions that mark this celebration of dance, music and life. A free public event that begins each day with the grand entry, during which all of the dancers in full regalia demonstrate both competitive and exhibition dances, the Pow Wow promises to share all the best of Indian Country.

Please note: The Grand Entries provide the most visual interest for photographers. However, at certain points in the event an announcement may be made if it is not appropriate to take photographs.

The event will include San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Host Tribe), native dancers, musicians, and artisans from throughout the United States and Canada.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Oct. 10
4 p.m. Blessing of the Grounds/Registration Opens
6 p.m. Bird Singing and Dancing
8 p.m. Grand Entry
8:30 p.m. Intertribal, Contest, and Exhibition Dancing
12 a.m. Retreat of Colors

Saturday, Oct. 11
11 a.m. Gourd Dancing
12 p.m. Bird Singing and Dancing
1 p.m. Grand Entry
1:30 p.m. Intertribal, Contest, and Exhibition Dancing
8 p.m. Grand Entry
8:30 p.m. Intertribal, Contest, and Exhibition Dancing
12 a.m. End of Event

Sunday, Oct. 12
11 a.m. Gourd Dancing
12 p.m. Bird Singing and Dancing
1 p.m. Grand Entry
1:30 p.m. Intertribal, Contest, and Exhibition Dancing
6 p.m. Awarding of Contest Winners

Location:

California State University San Bernardino Campus
5500 University Parkway
Lower Athletic Fields
San Bernardino, Calif., 92407
(909) 537-7204

Directions:

Take University Parkway to Northpark Dr.
Turn right on Northpark Dr.
Turn left on Coyote Dr.
Park in Lots G and H

 

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