California Pow-Wows


Dates & places may change.  Contact event for confirmation.


November 22-23, 2014 – Southern California Indian Center, Inc’s 46th Annual Pow Wow

Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr. The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing.  Call: (714) 962-6673, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/SCICinc.


November 28-30, 2014 – 33rd Indio Powwow

Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA. Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native American drums, dancing and singing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native American foods.  For more Information Call (760) 238-5770.  Websites: www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html; www.indio.org/index.aspx?page=465.


December 6, 2014 – Redbird’s 2014 Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive and Mini-Powwow

Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Valley Town Center Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  In the center of the mall, in the Community Room (upstairs from the main parking lot, with street access including public transportation behind the center).  Benefitting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  In partnership with Walking Shield.

How It Works:  New blankets and soft toys – new, lightweight hand or machine washable blankets are sent to the Porcupine District of South Dakota, and individuals in other locations as funding for shipping permits.  New hard or boxed toys – distributed locally to Walking Shield, and other local agencies/families.  New school supplies –  donated to Walking Shield for distribution to reservation schoolchildren.  Financial Contributions – very much needed to ship items to South Dakota via USPS or FedEx.  Shipping costs run $500.00 to $700.00 and come entirely from donations.  Gently Used Blankets and Warm Clothing Items – this year we are accommodating a request for used items; we are seeking gently used warm clothing items and blankets that will be distributed locally (in the high desert regions) to needy and homeless individuals and families.

Special Guest Speaker Ken Marchionno.  Ken was invited by the Lakota people to travel with them on the Oomaka Tokatakiya.  The Future Generations Ride (forerly the Bigfoot Memorial Ride).  Ken will share his experiences and his stunning images from over a decade of participation with the Lakota people. Every year Ken mentors two Lakota youth, teaching them to document their own history with words and images as they trail together on this journey, which takes place in the bitter cold months of winter and retraces the final journey of Chief Bigfoot and his band to the infamous site of the Wounded Knee Massacre.  Native American Dancers Bring your dance regalia!  The Northern Traditional Drum Blue Star and Southern Traditional Drum Crooked Hat will be joining us.  Everyone Welcome **** All Drums Welcome.

Street Level Access/Handicapped Access Available behind main mall entrance Made possible through the generosity of Simi Valley Town Center and Blue Star.  Hosted by Redbird, a 501(c)(3) non profit Native American and environmental association www.RedbirdsVision.org. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedbirdsVision,  Email: redbirds_vision@hotmail.com,  Mail: P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA  93062, Voicemail: (805) 217-0364.  Donate via Paypal – redbirds_vision@hotmail.com.  Facebook Event Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/262432427275402/www.RedbirdsVision.org.


December 6-7, 2014 – American Indian Child Resource Center Powwow

AICRC is a nonprofit, social services, youth services, and Indian education agency serving urban Indian children and their families. Governed by a voluntary Board of directors comprised of American Indian members We currently provide services in the greater Bay Area, Sacramento County and surrounding counties with a focus on the City of Oakland for the youth services and education programs. Our powwow is a popular event, with over 500 people typically attending from all over California. It features a variety of cultural arts, music, singing, dancing, and free activities while functioning as an important community building celebration and fundraiser for our programs including after school academic support, peer health education, field trips and social services for urban American Indian youth and their families.  www.aicrc.org