San Diego American Indian Health Center to Host Pow Wow Festival

San Diego American Indian Health Center’s Pow Wow Festival is a celebration and showcase of Native American culture and traditions.

Native singers, drummers, and dancers in their beautiful regalia from throughout the Southwest will gather in Balboa Park to practice their traditions, and you’re invited to come and celebrate!

Pow Wow: A Showcase of Traditional Activities

Pow Wows are a spiritual experience for American Indians and an opportunity to preserve and pass on the customs and traditions that keep Native heritage alive.

Each day, the Pow Wow will showcase traditional activities such as Kumeyaay Bird Singing, Gourd Dancing, Inter-Tribal Dancing, and Honoring of community leaders. They will also be honoring figures from the Native community who have dedicated their lives to service.

men in circle sitting on chairs

Larry Edmonds will serve as the event emcee.  Todd Gloria, San Diego Mayor and member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will speak on Saturday to honor SDAIHC’s decades of service to the community.

California President pro Tempore Toni Atkins will be presenting an award to the organization on Sunday. Sunday’s honoring will be dedicated to all the mom’s, grandmothers, adoptive, foster and any woman who has served in that capacity, in celebration of Mother’s Day.

See you there!

The Pow Wow will be held at Balboa Park on May 11 and 12 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Click here for more info.

See you there, San Diego!

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