Inter-Tribal Native American Pow-Wow is being held at Camp Rotawanis in Drums Saturday and Sunday.
The Native American organization the Wyoming Trail Council of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans is hosting the event.
The pow wow is open to the public, and continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday with Grand Entry at noon.
Native Americans of many tribes represent their style of ancient and modern dance while wearing the beautiful regalia associated with the various dances and tribal customs. The Grand Entry begins with all dancers entering the dance arena led by flag bearers carrying the American flag, POW/MIA flags and Native American staffs and flags representing the different Indian nations and groups attending.
Following the flags, the head male and female dancer lead all the dancers. The second dance of Grand Entry is a flag song with the purpose of saluting or honoring the flags and the final song of grand entry is the veterans dance honoring all Veterans of all races throughout all the conflicts in American history. At the start of this dance all veterans from the public are invited into the circle to be honored.
At the conclusion of Grand Entry, the entire day’s dancing commences with many different dances performed, some of which are old traditional style, some social dances and many throughout the day that the public is invited to participate in.
All around the dance circle, Native American vendors sell their beautiful handcrafts, which usually include blankets, furs, jewelry, knifes and art. Food vendors are present with various native and other foods. A tomahawk throw will also be held.