California Pow-Wows


Dates & places may change.  Contact event for confirmation.


March 7 & 8, 2015 – Native Hope International, 18th Annual Pasadena Pow Wow

William Carey International University, 1539 E. Howard St., Pasadena, CA  91104.  Directions: 210 FWY, take Hill exit, to North (Between Howard & Elizabeth Street).  Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Grand Entry: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.  MC: Bryan Brightcloud (Chiricahua Apache), Host Drum: Spirit, Arena Director: Robert Runningfox (Gabrielino Shoshone).  Free Admission & Parking.  Information: bbrightcloud@hotmail.com.  Phone: (818) 383-8619.


March 28 & 29, 2015 – University of Redlands Pow Wow

Grand Entries: Saturday: 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m., Bird Singing: Saturday: 1 p.m. & 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.  Emcee: Ruben Littlehead, Arena Director: Rusty Gillette, Host Northern Drum: Young Spirit, Host Southern Drum: Buc Wild, Head Man: Chaske Heminger, Head Woman: Laurie Whitecloud, Singing Contest: 1st – $4,000, 2nd – $3,000, 3rd – $2,000, 4th – $1,000. (Bring your own chairs).  Golden Age Men Combined (50+), 1st – $700, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $400, 4th – $300, Golden Age Women Combined (50+), 1st – $700, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $400, 4th – $300, Men & Women (18-49 years).  Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Grass, Chicken, Fancy, Jingle: 1st – $700, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $400, 4th – $300, Boys & girls (7-17 years): Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle: 1st – $250, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100, Tiny Tots paid Daily.

ANY SPECIALS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE POW WOW!  Bring your own Shades.  For Vending Information please contact: Kesti Tsosie, (800) 732-8805 Ext: 4795 or ktsosie@rsbcihi.org.


April 4, 2015 – Pomona College 3rd Annual Powwow

Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field, 295 E. First St. Claremont, CA  91711.  10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Grand Entry Noon.  Head Staff – MC: Bobby Whitebird: Cheyenne, Arena Director: Vic Chavez: Dine’, Spiritual Advisor: Jimmy Castillo: Tongva, Headman: Chuck Cadotte: Lakota, Headwoman: Shandliin YellowHorse: Navajo, Headboy: Zion Fox: Arikara, Headgirl: Caitlin Ashmore: Dine’, Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits, Host Southern Drum: Northridge Boys.  All Drums Welcome!  For more information and vendor space contact: scott.scoggins@pomona.edu.  Dinner will be provided for all!!  Absolutely No Alcohol or Drugs.


April 18 & 19, 2015 – CSU Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow

Cal State Dominguez Hills 5th Annual Pow Wow Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. California State University Dominguez Hills, (Sculpture Garden), 1000 East Victoria St., Carson, CA  90747.  Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Exhibition Pow Wow.  Free Admission.  Parking $5 fee for Saturday/Free Parking on Sunday.  Information: Steve Rosales (310) 872-7515 or (310) 243-2438.

Head Staff Spiritual Leader: Jimi Castillo (Tongva/Acjachemen), Master of Ceremonies: Bobby Whitebird (Southern Cheyenne), Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Dine), Head Gourd Dancer: Earl Steen (Muscogee Creek), Head Man Dancer: Johnny Nieto (Tule River Yokut), Head Lady Dancer: Susan Jackson (Quechan/Laguna Pueblo), Head Boy Dancer: Ba’ac Garcia (Tohono O’odham), Head Girl Dancer: TBA, Host Northern Drum: Changing Spirits, Host Southern Drum: Sooner Nation.  Performances National Champion Hoop Dancer: Terry Goedel (Tulalip), Flute Player: Mac Lopez (Shoshone/Cherokee), Aztec Dance Group: Danza Azteca Xochipilli.


May 2 & 3, 2015 – 30th Annual UCLA Powwow

Hosted by the American Indian Student Association at UCLA.  Head Staff: (TBA Shortly), Northern Drum, Southern Drum, Head Man, Head Woman, Arena Director, Master of Ceremonies, Head Judge, California Golden State Gourd Society, Spoon Keeper, Bird Singers, Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Princess 2014-2015 Susan Jackson. Events for American Indian Staff and American Indian Alumni!  Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant, Dancing and Singing Contest.  All dancers and drums welcome.  Parking Available in Lot 4 & 8 – $12 per day, Admission Free, Open to the Public, American Indian Arts and Craft Vendors, Native Food Vendors.  www.uclapowwow.com


October 2-4, 2015 – 25th Annual Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow

Shasta District Fair Grounds, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, CA 96007.  Phone: (530) 225-8979.