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3rd Annual Pow wow of Arts and Culture

Apr 13, 2024
11:00 am  -  4:00 pm
Members: Free
Non-Members: Free
Registration encouraged.

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In partnership with the Nanticoke Indian Assocation, this event celebrates Indigenous culture with traditional dance, music, arts and crafts, food vendors, and art activities for kids.

MC, Keith Colston (Tuscarora and Lumbee)
Arena Director Chief, Urie Ridgeway (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape)
Head Lady, Adrienne Harmon (Nanticoke)
Head Male, Louis Campbell (Lumbee)
Hoop Dancer, Angela Gladue (Cree-nehiyaw)
Flutist, Boe Harris (Dakota/Chippewa)
Storyteller, Ragghi Rain (Cherokee)
Native Aztec dance, Tonantzin Yaotecas
Host, Drum Red Blanket Singers (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape)

This Pow wow is open to the public. Visitors of all ages and background welcome. Below, we’re sharing etiquette for non-native visitors:

  • The dance arena and the seats nearest the circle are reserved for singers, dancers, drummers, and their families.
  • Visitors are welcome to watch, but please do not participate in dancing unless explicitly invited by the Master of Ceremonies (MC).
  • Please ask permission before taking photos or videos. Unless you are given permission by the MC.
  • Please do not touch any part of the regalia of dancers.

Join us in welcoming and showing respect to our Nanticoke and Lenni-Lenape guests, and all community members at the Pow wow. Also make sure to bring your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the Pow Wow as this will take Place on the Copeland Sculpture Garden.

Schedule

11:45 am Blessing of the Grounds with Herman Jackson
12:00 pm Grand Entry and presentation of Flags & Grand Entry, Welcome & Opening Prayer with Rico Newman
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Intertribal Dancing & Drumming- Specialty Dances
1:30 pm – 1:50 pm Ragghi Rain – Storyteller
1:50 pm – 2:10 pm Boe Harris – Flute
2:10 pm – 2:30 pm Angela Gladue – Hoop Dancer
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Tonantzin Yaotecas Aztec Dancers
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Intertribal Dancing & Drumming – Specialty Dances
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Retiring of Flags and Recessiona

Organizers & Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, Nuestras Raices, and Guerrilla Republik. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.