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The Paradise Pow Wow is a two day event that began in 1996. This traditional, Native American gathering is held each year on the beautiful park like setting at the Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Road, Paradise, California. .
This year the Paradise Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM to 8 PM and on Sunday, July 13 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Indian Pow Wows are held throughout America.
The public is always welcome to this drug, alcohol, tobacco, and pet free event. Admission to the Paradise Pow Wow is free, although donations are accepted at the gate and information booth.
Over 50 tribal drummers and dancers will be on hand. For the fifth year the Master of Ceremonies will be Val Shadowhawk, who directs the activities in the Arena. Val displays exceptional skill in explaining, to all visitors, the history and meaning of all drumming and dancing to those gathered in the Arena.
David Wilson Jr. is the Arena Director. Head Man Dancer is Myron Horse and Head Woman Dancer is Eileen Myria Casada. Host Northern Drum is Northern Eagle. The Host Southern Drums will be Southern Brothers from Sacramento. Other great Drums will be on hand.
The Grand Entry, each day, will honor all Veterans and Elders present and will begin at Noon.
Dancing in the Arena will include: fun games for small children; Special dances; Fancy shawl dancers; and dances where all present are welcome to join in.
Vendors from near and far will be present on Heritage Trail displaying and selling items such as: woven baskets; hand-made jewelry; Beaders and beads; hand-made flutes; CD’s; other Artisans will be on hand as well.
Of course, Indian Tacos and Fry Bread will be for sale along with soda, water and other snacks.
Tribes represented will include: Cherokee; Chippewa; Cree; Blackfoot; Shawnee; Lakota; Ute; Pomo; Apache; Local Maidu tribes and many others.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Katie Marie Prosser Foundation which supports Native American students at Butte College and Chico State University entering the medical field. This fall two scholarships will be given to deserving students.
Should anyone care to donate to this foundation, the funds are administered by the North Valley Community Foundation. You may also donate at the Pow Wow, anytime at the Gold Nugget Museum. The money collected will be forwarded to the NVCF.
So-Come one, come all, to one of the best Northern California Pow Wows on July 12th and 13th. For further information please call the Museum at 530-872-8722 or www.paradisePowWow.org for pictures of previous Pow Wows.