California Powwows

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November 1 & 2, 2014
Native Hope International Santa Fe Springs Pow Wow

California's Largest Traditional Pow wow
Traditional Native Dance & Drum Native American
Artist selling Jewelry, Pottery, and fine Arts.
Native Foods, Indian Fry Bread & Tacos
for the whole family.
MC: Bryan Brighcloud (Chiricahua Apache)
Head Man: Darrin Henson (Cherokee)
Head Woman Dancer: Shandiin Yellowhorse (Navajo)
Head Gourd Dancer: Be Wolf (Kiowa)
Host Northern Drum: Sooner Nation
Host Southern Drum: Forest Lake Singers
Spiritual Advisor: Saginaw Grant (Sac-Fox)
Arena Director: Robert RunningFox (Gabrielino Shoshone)
Grand Entry: 11 AM & 7 PM Saturday.
Time: Saturday, 10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday, 10 AM - 7 PM
Address: Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Vendors: Pre-register for a good location
Info: (818) 383-8619 or 
Free admission and free parking
Sponsored by Native Hope International & Polished Arrow
Absolutely no drugs or alcohol tolerated.
(818) 383-8619

November 8-9, 2014
Annual Veteran's Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow

Native American Veterans Association welcomes the public.
All Dancers and Drums welcome.
Free Admission - Free Parking.
Native music and dancing, Native Arts & Crafts,
Indian Village with Crafts, Native Flute Music & Storytelling,
Dance Contests, Veteran Resources.
Opening Prayer - Spiritual Prayer -
National Anthem.
MC-Bob Whitebird
Arena Director-Victor Chavez
Head Man Dancer-Barry Hamilton (USA)
Head Woman Dancer-Linda Old Horn-Purdy,
Cree Southern Drum-Sooner Nation
Northern Drum-Standing Brave
Head Gourd Dancer-Greg Simmon,Osage
Gourd Dancing: 10AM-12PM
Grand Entry: 12PM
Veteran Roll Call: 1PM
Special thanks to: City of South Gate
and United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
General info.: 213/742-9554
Vendor contact: Beth Henderson 818/471-9114

November 9, 2014
American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show Broadcast

Please help us make Broadcast History!
In our 39th year, this American Indian Film Institute event will
make Broadcast History as the very FIRST airing of an
American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show!
YOU can be a part of our live television audience!
For TICKETS, go to: or call 415-554-0525
Also check out our Kickstarter Campaign at:
This historic airing will increase representation
of Native Americans on television and in the mainstream media!

December 6, 2014
Redbird's 2014 Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive and Mini-Powwow

11- 3:30 PM
Simi Valley Town Center
1555 Simi Valley Town Center Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
In the center of the mall, in the Community Room
(upstairs from the main parking lot,
with street access including public transportation behind the center)
Benefitting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota
In partnership with Walking Shield
How It Works:
New blankets and soft toys
new, lightweight hand or machine washable blankets
are sent to the Porcupine District of South Dakota,
and individuals in other locations as funding for shipping permits.
New hard or boxed toys
distributed locally to Walking Shield,
and other local agencies/families.
New school supplies
donated to Walking Shield for distribution to reservation schoolchildren.
Financial Contributions -
very much needed to ship items to South Dakota via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping costs run $500.00 to $700.00 and come entirely from donations.
Gently Used Blankets and Warm Clothing Items -
this year we are accommodating a request for used items;
we are seeking gently used warm clothing items
and blankets that will be distributed locally
(in the high desert regions) to needy and homeless individuals and families.
Special Guest Speaker Ken Marchionno
Ken was invited by the Lakota people to travel with them on the Oomaka Tokatakiya,
The Future Generations Ride (forerly the Bigfoot Memorial Ride).
Ken will share his experiences and his stunning images from over
a decade of participation with the Lakota people.
Every year Ken mentors two Lakota youth,
teaching them to document their own history with words and images
as they trail together on this journey,
which takes place in the bitter cold months of winter and retraces
the final journey of Chief Bigfoot and
his band to the infamous site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Native American Dancers Bring your dance regalia!
The Northern Traditional Drum Blue Star and
Southern Traditional Drum Crooked Hat
will be joining us
Everyone Welcome **** All Drums Welcome
Street Level Access/Handicapped Access Available
behind main mall entrance
Made possible through the generosity of
Simi Valley Town Center and Blue Star
Hosted by Redbird, a 501(c)(3) non profit
Native American and environmental association
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Mail: P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062
Voicemail: (805) 217-0364
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December 6th & 7th, 2014
American Indian Child Resource Center Powwow

AICRC is a nonprofit, social services, youth services,
and Indian education agency serving urban Indian children
and their families. Governed by a voluntary Board of directors
comprised of American Indian members We currently provide
services in the greater Bay Area, Sacramento County and
surrounding counties with a focus on the City of Oakland for
the youth services and education programs. Our powwow is a popular
event, with over 500 people typically attending from all over
California. It features a variety of cultural arts, music, singing,
dancing, and free activities while functioning as an important
community building celebration and fundraiser for our programs
including after school academic support, peer health education,
field trips and social services for urban American Indian youth
and their families.