California Powwows

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April 4, 2015
Pomona College 3rd Annual Powwow
Grand Entry Noon
Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field
(295 E. First St. Claremont, CA 91711)
Head Staff
MC: Bobby Whitebird: Cheyenne
Arena Director: Vic Chavez: Dine’
Spiritual Advisor: Jimmy Castillo: Tongva
Headman: Chuck Cadotte: Lakota
Headwoman: Shandliin YellowHorse: Navajo
Headboy: Zion Fox: Arikara
Headgirl: Caitlin Ashmore: Dine’
Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits
Host Southern Drum: Northridge Boys
All Drums Welcome!
For more information and vendor space
Dinner will be provided for all!!
Absolutely No Alcohol or Drugs 

April 11, 2014
24th Annual F.S.U. First Nations Powwow
Welcome to the 24th Annual indigenous
student organized First Nations contest powwow.
The location is O'Neill Park on Barstow Ave.
at Woodrow Ave. on the Fresno State campus.
Open Gourd dance starts at 11am; Grand entry at 12:30pm;
and Closing ceremony at 9pm.
This is a family event with free parking and free admission,
and the public is invited to attend.
Drugs and alcohol are prohibited, and no pets please.
Andres - 559-347-1600 
or Charles - 559 - 999-3825

April 11, 2015
43rd Annual UC Davis Powwow

Head Staff
Arena Director: Art Martinez (Chumash)
MC: Tom Phillips (Kiowa/Muscogee Creek)
Head Woman: Leah McGurk (Navajo)
Head Man: Marcos Madril (Pascua Yaqui)
Head Girl: Grace Baga (Tachi-Yokut/Sicangu Lakota)
Head Boy: Tahlee Carlisle Rattan Singh
Lead Gourd Dancer: Erik Kimple (Blackfeet).
Host Northern Drum: All Nations.
Host Southern Drum: Red Buffalo.
All drums and dancers welcome!
Contest Dancing. Native American Craft and Food Vendors.
Free Event, Open to the Public.
Free parking will be available in UC Davis Lot 5 and 5A.
Shuttle to and from parking lots available for
those with special needs.
Please contact Powwow Committee for more information.

April 11 -12 , 2015
17th Annual Chumash PowWow & Intertribal Gathering

Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Celebration
Saturday, April 11
This is not a contest powwow
This year's 17th annual Chumash Day Powwow
will celebrate Native Americans from all over the country,
representing hundreds of tribes who will gather
at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native American food, craft
vendors, tribal ceremonies and dances will be a part
of the event on both days.
Saturday, April 11
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Grand Entry at 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Entry at 12:00 PM
Admission and parking are both free.
This is a non-competitive powwow.
Head Staff
Announcer: Bobby Whitebird
Arena Director: Victor Chavez
Head Man: George Lone Elk
Head Woman: Ashley Akaline Brown
Head Boy: Dakota Graywolf Jacome
Head Girl: Caitlin Ashmore
Head Gourd: Saginaw Grant
Host Northern Drum: Blue Star
Host Sounthern Drum: Big Medicine
Spiritual Advisor/Story Teller: Alan Salazar
View Facility
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Contact: (310) 317-1364
Cost: Admission is free
Invite Friends
Chumash Day
Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Celebration
Saturday, April 11
This is not a contest powwow
This year's 17th annual Chumash Day Powwow
will celebrate Native Americans from all
(310) 317-1364

April 16-17, 2015

Blue Lake CA
Tribal Environmental Regulation and Jurisdiction is a
two-day introductory course on environmental regulation and
jurisdictional issues on and affecting Indian Reservations.
Key issues explored include: when Tribes have regulatory
authority over who and what on Reservation; the interplay of
tribal sovereignty and ordinances, federal law and when
state and local laws may apply.
After an introduction to the basic environmental laws and
policies that apply to Indian Country, discussion will shift
to protection of air and water quality, waste management,
environmental reviews and the intersection of land use and
environmental regulation. The course will also explore the
emerging topic of potential regulation related to climate
change mitigation and adaptation.

April 18 - 19, 2015
CSU Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow

Cal State Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow
Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
April 18 - 19, 2015
Saturday 11am - 8pm & Sunday 11am - 7pm
Head Staff
Spiritual Leader: Jimi Castillo (Tongva/Acjachemen)
Master of Ceremonies: Bobby Whitebird (Southern Cheyenne)
Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Dine)
Head Gourd Dancer: Earl Steen (Muscogee Creek)
Head Man Dancer: Johnny Nieto (Tule River Yokut)
Head Lady Dancer: Susan Jackson (Quechan/Laguna Pueblo)
Head Boy Dancer: Ba'ac Garcia (Tohono O'odham)
Head Girl Dancer: TBA
Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits
Host Southern Drum: Sooner Nation
National Champion Hoop Dancer: Terry Goedel (Tulalip)
Flute Player: Mac Lopez (Shoshone/Cherokee)
Aztec Dance Group: Danza Azteca Xochipilli
California State University Dominguez Hills
(Sculpture Garden)
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Exhibition Pow Wow
Free Admission
Parking $5 fee for Saturday/Free Parking on Sunday
Steve Rosales 310-872-7515 or 310-243-2438

April 24-25, 2015
Ohlone "Big Time" Gathering & Pow Wow

Pomona California, April 24-26, 2015
The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe will be holding their
23rd Annual “Big Time” Gathering and Pow Wow and
2nd Annual Art Exhibit and Contest these events will be
located at Tony Cerda Park at the Corner of Park and Grand.
Pomona, California Thousands of people from all over
California will gather to enjoy the 23th annual “Big Time” Ohlone
Tribal Gathering, featuring the Traditional Dances of the
Costanoan People passed down from our Ancestors.
Come join us in celebrating the Native American Culture.
Enjoy the sight and sound of Native dance and music.
Taste the delicious Native American food such as Indian Fry bread,
Indian Tacos, and Strawberry Shortcake on a Fry bread.
Exhibitors will have Native American instruments, fashion,
jewelry, and accessories on display.
On Friday the 24th we will be having our Traditional
Native American dances such as Ocean Water, Acorn, Bear,
and Eagle dances at 6pm.
On Saturday the 25th we will having the Blessing of the
Children at 11am and our Art Contest. Judging will be at
1:00pm winners will be announced 6:00pm at the Pow Wow.
On Sunday the 26th Grand Entry is at 12 noon gathering ends
at 6pm with our raffle.
Our Pow Wow is our way of educating the public about the
culture of the Native American Community. Our annual event
is to revive and maintain cultural/spiritual aspects of C.R.C.T.
and other Native Americans to give future generations a sense
of purpose and the true meaning of his/her beginnings and future…
to maintain the museum of history of the heritage of the indigenous
people of California… Provide Native American Language classes
in keeping with UNESCO’s Mother Language Day, 2015. Please come
out and support the ongoing work to preserve the indigenous
heritage of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of the Ohlone Nation.
Our Art Exhibit and Contest will be open to the public.
Our five age groups will include K - 2nd grade free entry
3rd – 5th grade $5.00 per Application 6th – 8th grade $5.00 per
Application 9th – 12th grade $5.00 per Application
College/Adults –over 18 $5.00 per Application Deadline for mail
in entry forms: Monday April 20th at 5pm at the C.R.C.T Tribal
Office located at 244 E. 1st St. Pomona, CA 91766. Fee MUST be
enclosed with form Deadline for walk-in entry forms: Participants
MUST turn in all Artwork on Saturday April 25th at
Tony Cerda Park 400 W. Grand Ave. No later than 10am at the Art Booth
Pickup: Judged Artwork Sunday April 26th at 5pm at the Art booth
One entry per person, appropriate content for public use.
Third party entries will be disqualified. Minimum size 8X11 inches,
Maximum size 11X17 inches. Any medium (material) is acceptable;
paper, poster board, canvas, wood, cardboard, pencil, pen, marker,
paint, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, digital art,
photography and illustration.

April 25, 2015
San Diego State University 44th Annual Pow Wow

SDSU, 5500 Campanile Dr, SD 92182
Location: ENS 700 Softball Field;
map: http://bit.ly192MnZv
10 am to late afternoon
Honoring SDSU Professors
Dr. Linda Parker and Roy Cook
10 am Wildcat Singers
11 am Gourd Dancing
12 pm Grand Entry
MC: Randy Edmonds, Kiowa
Arena Director: Richard Orvedal, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Staff Carrier: SDSU American Indian Alumni Chapter
Color Guard: AIWA
Northern Drum: Green River
Southern Drum: Red Warrior Wildcat
Singers: Juan Meza Cuero & the Aukas
Head Man: Michael Cadotte, Standing Rock Sioux
Head Woman: Cheyenne Jacome, Kumeyaay
Head Boy: Donovan Nation, Kumeyaay
Head Girl: Coralynn Bradley, Pauite, Yaqui, Chippewa
Head Gourd Dancer: Ozzie Monge
Native American Arts & Crafts & Food Vendors
Free Event, Open to Public Parking available
Parking Structure 4 ($1 per hour)
Sponsored by NASA (SDSU Native American Student Alliance),
SDSU American Indian Alumni Chapter,
the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Pow Wow Info:
Vendor Info: 619-266-2887;
Updated Info:

May 2nd & 3rd, 2015
30th Annual UCLA Powwow

Hosted by the American Indian Student Association at UCLA.
May 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Head Staff: (TBA Shortly)
Northern Drum
Southern Drum
Head Man
Head Woman
Arena Director
Master of Ceremonies
Head Judge
California Golden State Gourd Society
Spoon Keeper
Bird Singers
Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Princess 2014-2015 Susan Jackson
Events for American Indian Staff and American Indian Alumni!
Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant
Dancing and Singing Contest- All dancers and drums welcome.
Parking Available in Lot 4 & 8- $12 per day
Admission Free, Open to the Public
American Indian Arts and Craft Vendors
Native Food Vendors

May 9 & 10, 2015
San Diego American Indian Powwow,

Balboa Park Powwow &
100 Yr. Balboa Park Centennial Celebration 2015
Located @ Balboa Park-Park Blvd. & Presidents Way
Open & Free to Public
Free Parking
Family Oriented Event
Bring chairs or blanket to sit on
May 9 & 10, 2015
10am- Kumeyaay Bird Singing
11am- Gourd Dancing
12pm Grand Entry
3:30 Honoring-
(Saturday)Tishmall Turner &
(Sunday) Leroy Elliot
Native Arts & Crafts Vendors
Food Vendors
Native American Dancing All Day
Interested in Volunteering?
Go to powwow Committee's booth
For Vendor Information-
Chamese Dempsey 619-231-1521/
John York 619-772-5622
For General Questions contact-
Vickie Gambala at 619-266-2887 or
Balboa Park will also be having another big event
at the park for their 100 yr. celebration-
there will be a lot to see & do.
San Diego American Indian Health Center,
University of San Diego,
Soaring Eagles
Vickie Gambala- or 619-2662887

May 9th & 10th, 2015
22nd Annual Mariposa Pow Wow

Grand Entry Schedule:
Sat-12pm & 7pm, Sun- 11am
$1- Presale tickets, $1 kids & elders, $3 Adults
Open to the public!
2015 Head Staff:
M/C: Monty Williams
A/D: Jr Manuel
Host Drum: Blood River
Head Man: Austin Brown
Head Woman: Chenesha Coats
Teen Boy: Hawk Atwell
Teen Girl: TBA
Tiny Tot Boy: Emmit Duffield
Tiny Tot Girl: Aolani Lemaster
Contest Pow Wow
Tiny Tot Exhibitons
Indian Tacos
Native American arts & crafts Booths
Pow wow princess contest
and more....
For more information contact pow wow committee:
209-742-2244 fax: 209-742-2233
Address: mariposa pow wow committee
P O Box 1200
Mariposa, ca 95338

May 23, 2015
2nd Annual Chaw'se Day

The Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians
invites everyone to join them for the
2nd Annual Chaw’se Day on May 23, 2015.
We are excited to present the 2nd Annual Chaw’se Day
at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park in Pine Grove.
Attendees of the event will enjoy traditional Indian tacos,
and Native dancing while shopping unique,
custom crafts from local Native vendors.
The event is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and admittance is free.
For additional event information or
for Native American craft and vendor registration,
please contact Natasha Ballew
at or 209-223-8102.

September 18th, 19th and 20th 2015
Tule River Powwow

more information will follow
The Tule River Powwow has a facebook page
there will be postings on it
Harold Santos 559-782-1619

October 2nd,3rd and 4th 2015
25th Annual Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow

Shasta District Fair Grounds
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, Ca 96007