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Indian Pow Wow at OC Fairgrounds

The Southern California Indian Center is presenting their 44th Annual Pow Wow at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The goals of the SCIC:

To promote, foster, and encourage programs for the general welfare, education and social benefit of American Indians. To establish and maintain education, cultural, economic, and recreational programs for American Indians. To educate and broaden the knowledge of the American public on Indian issues and culture, regarding its unique positive contributions to American society.

The event will be held in Building 10 of the Orange County Fairgrounds. We are planning to arrive around 5 PM for the dinner break and entertainment. This is followed by Gourd Dancing, the Grand Entry of the tribes, and a dance contest for Men ages 18 and up. At 9 PM, the colors will be retired and a closing ceremony will end the pow wow.

There will be beautiful authentic Native American jewelry and other items for sale. Food vendors will be there for dinner. The admission for the event is $3. Due to the difficulty of finding a meeting place at the fairgrounds, we will meet at the Euro Caffe at 3950 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana. The Caffe is located across the street from South Coast Plaza at the northwest corner of Bristol and Sunflower. Parking at the fairgrounds is $5 per car.

Two important items: Bring your own beach chair or blanket. Seating is not provided. And, do not sign up for this event unless you are positive you can attend. We are limiting the number of participants to 8 for a variety of reasons. This is a wonderful opportunity to see and experience Native American culture. Come and join us!  


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  • Jonna R.

    It was wonderful to see authentic Indian dancing and crafts. Very different from being in a tourist enviornment.

    November 17, 2012

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