New York City’s AICH Hosts Healing the City Pow Wow

New York City will again be alive with pow wow this weekend. Following the hugely successful Gateway to Nations Pow Wow in Brooklyn, the city’s American Indian Coummunity House presents the Health Awareness-Healing the City Pow Wow on Saturday, June 29. The American Indian Community House been serving NYC’s Native community since 1969.

The pow wow will emphasis Indian country health awareness issues, as well as feature dance contests. The host drums are SilverCloud Singers and Mystic River. The event will be held at the Art Directors Club in Manhattan.

For more information, visit, the AICH’s Facebook page or see the flyer below.

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Hibulb Powwow honors Native American tradition

Dancers at the 2012 Hibulb Pow Wow. Photo Brandi N. Montreuil, TulalipNews
Dancers at the 2012 Hibulb Pow Wow. Photo Brandi N. Montreuil, TulalipNews

Source: The Herald

EVERETT — The 21st annual Hibulb Powwow is planned at Everett Community College on Saturday, featuring traditional American Indian dancing, drumming, singing and arts and crafts.

The theme for the event is “Keeping our Traditions Alive.” It is to be held at the college’s Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. in Everett.

“The powwow honors cultural survival and the perseverance needed to celebrate and maintain Native identity into the 21st century,” according to a statement from Paula Three Stars, EvCC’s 1st Nations Club adviser.

The event is free. Everyone is invited.

This year’s head dancers are Reuben Twin, Jr., and EvCC student Christine Warner. The master of ceremonies will be Arnold Little Head. Tony Bluehorse will serve as the arena director. The host drums are Young Society and Eagle Warrior.

The Hibulb Powwow was founded in 1990 to honor American Indian ancestors who once lived near the mouth of the Snohomish River. Hibulb was the stronghold of the Snohomish peoples who thrived at the site just below Legion Park in Everett. Hibulb had an estimated population of 1,200 and was once the largest trading center in the Pacific Northwest.

Descendants of the people of Hibulb live today in the neighboring community of Tulalip, and on other nearby reservations representing many different tribal bands.

For more information, contact Three Stars at 425-388-9281 or Matt Remle at 360-657-0940.

Gathering of Nations Dance, Drum Competition and Special Contests Results

Source: Indian Country Today Media Network

The 30th Annual Gathering of Nations pow wow and events held April 25-27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico was again a huge success. North America’s largest pow wow, held in “The Pit” arena on the University of New Mexico campus featured more than 3,000 Native dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes and nations. Additionally, more than 800 artists and craftsman exhibited and sold their wares in the Indian Traders Market. Stage 49 rocked with the sounds of contemporary and traditional Native music.

A new Miss Indian World was crowned, Kansas Begaye, Diné, and she’ll serve until the 31st Gathering, scheduled for April 25-26, 2014. And when Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, sends a video greeting to those who attended, you know it’s a special event.

The Gathering’s official website has posted the results for this year’s dance, drum competition and special contests. They’ve also assembled an enormous collection of beautiful images from the event. Click here to find the results, with photos.