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Prescott POWWOW

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

PRESCOTT POWWOW

Prescott POWWOW – 

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It is important to Prescott Powwow to encourage elders and youth to come together. This makes it more possible to ensure that the culture lives on through the future generations.

Today many powwows have become a competitive event that can sometimes take away from the spiritual realm of the gathering. Prescott Powwow’s mission is to give a powwow event that focuses more on the social and spiritual aspects of powwow.

The public is welcome and encouraged to come watch and even participate in our circle. Please see Powwow 101 to learn powwow etiquette as spectators and participants.

The contemporary Pow Wow is a link to the past that helps maintain Native Heritage.  The Pow Wow is a spiritual legacy which should be treated with respect and honor.  It is a time for Native American families to be together with other family members and friends.  It is a time of sharing, of laughter and tears, of learning, and of caring.  It is a time when Native Americans reflect on their traditions.  It is a time to honor the past and celebrate the future.

The word “Pow Wow” comes from the Algonquin word “Pau Wau” which was used to describe medicine men and spiritual leaders.  Early Europeans thought that the word referred to the entire event.   As Native American tribes learned English, they accepted this definition.

A typical Pow Wow starts on Friday evening with a single Grand Entry and preliminary contest dancing as well as Intertribal dancing.  Saturday has two Grand Entries, one in the afternoon and the other in the evening after a dinner break.   Sunday usually has a single Grand Entry in the afternoon after which the final competitions are held for the contest.

 

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