Barona to share culture at 43rd annual Powwow

The Barona Band of Mission Indians invites the public to experience Native American dancing, music and cuisine at the 43rd annual Barona Powwow Aug. 30 through Sept. 1.

Held on the Barona Indian Reservation, the celebration will start Friday, Aug. 30, with gourd dancing at 6 p.m. and grand entry at 7 p.m. The Powwow will continue from 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

During the three-day event, which coincides with Labor Day Weekend, more than 300 Native Americans from across the country will showcase traditional tribal dancing as they compete for $60,000 in prize money. In addition to regalia and dancing, spectators will have an opportunity to enjoy hand drum contests, singing and music, authentic Native American cuisine and handcrafted jewelry.

Barona Powwow will take place at the Barona baseball field, one mile north of Barona Resort & Casino on Wildcat Canyon Road. Admission and parking are free.

Free shuttle service is also available from Barona Resort & Casino to the powwow.

The shuttle pick-up and drop-off area is at the south entrance of the casino.

For more information, call 619-443-6612, extension 120, or visit www.barona-nsn.gov.

   
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