Annual Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow

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On August 11th, guests to the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs will have the very special opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of America’s Native American culture at the 10th Annual Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow.

As a celebration of Native history and culture, this exciting and colorful event features Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, children’s activities, Native vendors and food, and much more.

More than entertainment, the Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow is the perfect opportunity for non-Natives to learn about American Indian culture, history, dances, and music. Attendees will discover the meaning behind a drum, a song, and a dance while also learning the difference among the regalia worn by Native dancers.

Beyond the dances, artisan demonstrations will show viewers how traditional Native art, such as paintings, jewelry, beadwork, and more are created, and native food, such as Navajo tacos and fry bread, will be served.

History

In 2009, The Palmer Lake Historical Society sponsored its first outdoor Native American Intertribal Festival because it felt it was important to preserve and promote the history, traditions, and culture of the area’s first inhabitants. The historical society’s goal was to facilitate interaction between non-Natives and American Indians from local tribes. The historical society later partnered with One Nation Walking Together in 2013 and moved the powwow indoors, and over the years, attendance grew to thousands.

Details:

Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.

Grand Entry begins at 11 am.

Admission cost is $5. Dancers and children 12 years old and under are free.