California Pow-Wows


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February 20, 2016 – Fifth Annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit (BAAITS) Powwow

Will be held at Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, February 20th, with featured dancers making their Grand Entries at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.  This is a family-friendly, clean and sober event.  Host Drums include Southern Pride from Jay, Oklahoma.  The group’s members are Two-Spirit singers and drummers and their families.  There will be three adult Head Dancers: Marc Eyslee Keka-Goggles (Three Bulls) (Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Anadarko, OK, descendant member of the Otoe Tribe of Red Rock, OK); Alicia Star-Peters (Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Gitdumden [Bear Clan] Grizzly House); and Ty Defoe (Giizhig) (Oneida and Ojibwe tribes of Wisconsin).  This powwow will also feature youth Head Dancers Arianna Antone-Ramirez (Tohono O’odham), age 17, and Raziel Goodface (Lower Brule Lakota Sioux Tribe), age 13.

There will be vendors selling fry bread, buffalo burgers, Native art and jewelry, and other wares to the expected crowd of over 2,500.  The Native American Health Center will also be in attendance providing free health screenings.  This powwow features contest dances: all dancers and drums are welcome.  admin@baaits.org / http://www.baaits.org