I need to have someone volunteer to help coordinate this event because I will not be able to make it there until after 1 p.m. Please let me know if you can help.
The folks at Rock Ledge Ranch are offering us a group discount of $4 on tickets for this event. We will need to meet at the front gate and enter together to get the discount. Everyone will be responsible for paying for their ticket at the gate.
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Mark Johnson of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation will be there with some of his wolves. And there will be vendors selling Indian tacos! Eating an Indian taco is something everyone needs to experience. :)
Due to the concerns surrounding the photographing of Native Americans, I spoke to Jim, the president of the Colorado Springs Indian Center, to get clarification on any restrictions. He said that we can photograph dancers while they are performing, but not to step into the powwow circle after it has been blessed. Also, if you see someone in full dress that you would like to photograph, it is a sign of respect to ask their permission first.
Because of the large number of groups participating in the powwow, it was not possible to arrange for model releases to be signed in advance. If this is a concern for you, you will be responsible for providing your own release forms and obtaining signatures.