Intertribal Powwow slated for Sept. 27, 28


First Posted: 7/28/2014

The 10th Annual Fall Intertribal Powwow with free admission will be held Sept. 27 and 28 at the Noxen Fire Co. grounds on Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County. The free event is a gathering for all people. Vendors’ set-up day is Friday, Sept. 26. All dancers and vendors must register before setting up. Volunteers are needed to help set up the grounds on Friday and to help with cleanup Sunday evening and Monday.

Gates open at 10 a.m. with Grand Entry of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia at noon. Circle hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free and the event is handicapped accessible.

Richard Gray Owl Greene will serve as emcee. Head Male Dancer is Bob Turkey Dancer Brown while Head Female Dancer is Kandra Wind Dancer Brown. Drums will include Otter Creek Singers, Eagle Thunder and One Heart. Dennis Wagner’s Honor Guard will honor all veterans.

The event will feature Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, fry bread by Carolyn, crafts, beadwork, leatherwork, books, CDs, jewelry, beads and beading supplies, t-shirts, blankets, food by the Noxen Fire Co. and much more.

A Sloppy Joe “Wimpie” Contest will be held Friday evening and is free to enter, with the winner receiving a cash prize. Meals will be provided for dancers and vendors; the Saturday evening meal is potluck. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. In an effort to keep Mother Earth clean, please bring your own place setting: plate, bowl, spoon, fork, etc. Wash stations will be available

Camping is allowed but electricity is limited and at cost of $7 per day. No camping spaces will be reserved; spaces are assigned on a first-come/first-served basis.

Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Bring your own lawn chair.

Alcohol, drugs, guns and politics of any kind are not allowed. The committee has the right to remove anyone.

For more information, volunteers and interested vendors should call Natalie “Wisteria” at 570-947-2097 or email Noxenpowwow@yahoo.com.

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