California Powwows

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April 4-6, 2014
43rd Annual SDSU Iipay Tipay Mateyum Powwow and Bird Gathering
We are honored to announce that the Native American Student Alliance
at San Diego State University will be hosting
the 43th Annual Powwow and the 2nd Annual Bird Gathering.
This year’s event will include a Bird Song Gathering,
to be held on April 4, Friday evening.
The Traditional Powwow will be held
on Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6, 2014.
April 04 2014
05:30—10:00 pm
MC– Ral Christman Sr.
Open Bird Singing and Dancing.
San Pasqual Singers
Viejas Asha Takuk
April 05 2014
11:00 and 05:00—Gourd Dance
01:00 and 07:00—Grand Entry
April 06 2014
11:00—Gourd Dance
01:00—Grand Entry
MC—Ral Christman Sr.
AD—Shiigo Yellowhorse
N. Host Drum—Bluewater
S. Host Drum—Big Medicine
HeadGourd—Darren Henson
Headman—Dennison Brown
Headwomen—Star Whiteye
Headboy-Myles Bull Bear
Headgirl-Victory Randall
Location: Campanile Walkway (behind Love Library)
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182
Vender Info: 760-500-7054

April 5th, 2014
Honoring the Elements Powwow at Pomona College in Claremont, CA

MC: Bobby Whitebird (Cheyenne)
AD: Victor Chavez (Diné)
Host Northern Drum: Wildhorse
Host Southern Drum: Northridge Boys
Head Man: George Lone Elk (Northern Cheyenne)
Head Woman: Sarita McGowan (Iowa Tribe of Kansa and Nebraska)
Head Young Man: Jake Jacome (Kumeyaay)
Head Young Woman: Christa McGowan (Iowa Tribe of Kansa and Nebraska)
Drum Contest. All Drums Invited.
Grand Entry is at 12 Noon.
Vendors are by invitation Only.
Address is:
295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711 Free Admission.
Plenty of free parking in structure.
*The parking structure is located on First Street
between Columbia Avenue and Amhurst Avenue

April 12 and 13, 2014
16th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter Tribal Gathering

All drums and dancers welcome!
Head Gourd- Saginaw Grant
MC- Bobby Whitebird
Arena Director- Victor Chavez
Northern Host Drum- Blue Star
Southern Host Drum- Big Medicine
Head Man- Dennis Garcia
Head Woman- Sarita McGowan
Grand Entry on Saturday at 1pm and on Sunday at 12noon
Malibu Bluffs Park-
24250 PCH in Malibu, CA
Event parking on Civic Center Way with free shuttle all day.

April 12, 2014
23rd Annual Fresno State First Nations Powwow

"In the Spirit of Unity"
Location: O’Neill Park on Barstow Ave. at Woodrow Ave.
on the Fresno State campus, Fresno.
Free Admission - the Public is Welcome to Attend!
Host Northern Drum: Red Storm Singers,
Host Southern Drum: Hummingbird Singers,
Color Guard: American Indian Veterans Association (AIVA)
Andres at 559-347-1600 or

April 19, 2014
42nd Annual UC Davis Pow Wow

The 42nd Annual UC Davis Pow Wow will take place
Saturday April 19, 2014 from 10:00am-10:00pm.
Dance Registration begins at 10:00am
Gourd Dance begins at 11:00am
Grand Entry is at Noon
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event!
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
For more information regarding Head Staff, Vendor Applications,
special accommodation needs for mobility etc please check out 
Contact: Jinann Bitar or Melissa Johnson
Phone: 530-752-6656 or 530-752-4287
Email: or 
Jinann Bitar (530)752-6656 or Melissa Johnson 530-752-4287

April 19th & 20th, 2014
4th Annual California State University Dominguez Hills Pow Wow

Honoring The Indigenous Peoples Of The Americas
Saturday, April 19th 11am - 8pm
Sunday, April 20th 11am - 6pm
Head Staff
Spiritual Laeader: Jimi Castillo (Tongva/Acjachemen)
Head Gourd Dancer: Earl Steen (Muscogee Creek)
Master of Ceremonies: John Dawson (San Carlos Apache)
Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Dine)
Head Man Dancer: TBA
Head Woman Dancer: TBA
Host Southern Drum: Sooner Nation
Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits
All Drums and Dancers Welcomed
Open To The Public/Free Admission
Parking $4 on Saturday/Free Parking on Sunday
California State University Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90807
Steve Rosales (Yaqui/Cora-Huichol) 310-872-7515

April 19, 2014
Sherman Indian High School 29th Annual Powwow

**Drums and Dancers Welcome**
Gates Open at 10am
MC: Bobby Bird Jr. (Ho-Chunk, Saginaw Chippewa)
AD: Cody BigJohn (Odawa, Ojibwe)
Gourd Dancing: 11am and 5pm (Golden State Gourd Society)
Grand Entry: 12pm and 7pm
Host Northern Drum: Riverside Singers
Host Southern Drum: Hale & Company
Color Guards: Pee Posh Veterans Association
Tiny Tots Special: 1:30pm
Hand Drum Contest (18 and under): 3:30pm
Committee Specials: Elders Princess Choice,
Potato Dance, Switch Dance, Crowd Pleaser.
Special Event: Joe Tohonnie Jr.
and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers.
Food and Vendor Booth Information:
Galene Townsend (951)276-6325 ext. 120 
Performers and Drums Contact:
Rachel Cloud (951)276-6325 ext. 365
Free Admission. Parking is $3
No Alcohol, No Smoking and No Drugs.
No pets allowed except for assistance animals.
SIHS is not responsible for theft, loss, accident,
injury or personal expenses.
9010 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA, 92503
Galene Townsend (951)276-6325 ext 120
or Rachel Cloud (951)276-6325 ext 365

April 20, 2014
16th Annual Modesto Junior College Intertribal Pow wow

MC- Tom Phillips
AD- Earl Neconie (Lead Gourd)
Northern Drum- All Nation Singers
Southern Drum- Red Buffalo
Head Elders- TBA
Head Woman- Lucha Diaz
Head Man- TBA
Head Teen Woman- Viviana Diaz
Head Teen Man- TBA
Head Girl- Madison Diaz
Head Boy- TBA
Tiny Tots- TBA
US Marine Honor Guard? TBA

May 3 & 4, 2014
29th Annual UCLA Pow-Wow

Master of Ceremonies: Tom Phillips
Arena Director: Victor Chavez
Head Man Dancer: Nathan Logan
Head Woman Dancer: Patty Dawson
Head Judge: Lambert Yazzie
Host Northern Drum: Eagle Heart
Host Southern Drum: Red Buffalo
Host Gourd/Color Guard: Golden State Gourd Society
Ms. UCLA Pow-Wow 2013-2014: Fairuz Gladys Dakum
UCLA North Athletic Field
Free Admission - Parking $12.00 per day
Gourd Dancing at 11:00AM
Grand Entry at 1:00PM
Dance & Drum Contest
Contest Registration Closes at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 3, 2014
Please Bring Your Own Chairs and Shade
(310) 206-8043, or email:

May 3-4, 2014
30th Annual California Indian Market

Location: San Juan School Soccer field
The Alameda & Nyland Drive
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Hours: Sat. & Sun. 10am to 7pm
Award-winning Native American, Western,
and Wildlife Arts/Crafts/Food(Fry Bread & Indian Tacos)
Performances by Ama Ka Tura Ohlone Dancers,
and Zipe Totec Aztec Drum & Dancers.

May 10th & 11th, 2014
21st Annual Mariposa Pow Wow

Gates open 10am
Gourd dancing 11am & 6pm Saturday,11am Sunday.
Grand Entry 12pm & 7pm Saturday, 12pm Sunday
Mariposa Fairgrounds, Mariposa, CA 95338
2014 Head Staff: TBA
Committee Specials: Wannabi Dance, Potato Dance, Hand Drum TBA
Admission:$1 Children & Elders $3Adults
Open to the Public
Free Camping in Designated areas only!
Contest Pow Wow
Princess Contest
No Pets Allowed!
Native Arts & Crafts
Food Booths

May 3rd & 4th, 2014
2nd Annual Dream Extreme Fishing Derby

Hosted by Lake Elsinore Casino
Who: Lake Elsinore Casino
What: Dream Extreme Fishing Derby in Honor of Ronnie Kovack
Where: Lake Elsinore Casino & La Laguna Boat Launch
When: May 3rd & 4th, 2014
Lake Elsinore casino will be hosting
the second annual dream extreme fishing derby
in honor of Ronnie Kovack……
You can register on our secure website
or by calling (951) 674-3101 ask for Justin or Linda.
I know you’re asking yourself….What’s the cost for this fishing derby;
well it’s just $100 for a team of two.
There’s going to be big cash prizes!
Plus thousands on merchandise.
All vessel types are welcome
so if you’re in a kayak, float tube, jet ski or any boat,
make sure you sign up at
For more information on the derby you can look us up at 
or by calling 951-674-3101
don’t forget to ask about our special fishing derby room packages.
If you’re organization would like to participate
in this year’s event as a sponsor,
please contact Justin or Linda in marketing at (951)674-3101.
For more information on the tournament you can look us up
at or by calling 951-674-3101.

May 16,17,18 2014
Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow

For more information please visit our website,
or call Amelia Luna @ (530) 249-7192.

June 28th, 2014
4th Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Location: Plummer Park
(7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA).
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event!
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
For more information regarding Head Staff,
Vendor Applications, etc,
contact the Red Circle Project
at APLA Health & Wellness Center.
Contact: Kenneth Ramos
Phone: 323.329.9905

September 26-28 2014
2014 Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow

Head Staff:
Host Southern Drum: COZAD
Host Northern Drum: YOUNG SPIRIT
MC: Ruben Little Head
AD: Ben Wolf
Head Lady: Taunie Cullooyah
Head Man: TBA
Powwow will be held at the
Paiute Palace Powwow Grounds in Bishop California.
Camping available, free BBQ on Saturday during supper break,
open tiny tot contest for girls up to age 6.
hand drum contest, Paiute womens regalia dance contest,
Parade at 10 am starting at the Paiute Palace Casino parking lot.
To be held in conjunction with
the Bishop Indian Handgame Tounaments at PPC.
Vendor space is available for vendor info contact:
Page (760)920-2354
for powwow, princess, and contest info contact:
Alison (760)264-6012
Cindy (760)920-2612