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Susanville Rancheria’s Annual Powwow Happens June 24th, 25th and 26th

At the 2016 Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow

The Susanville Indian Rancheria will be holding their annual Powwow June 24th, 25th and 26th, on the campus at Lassen Community College, featuring three days of dancing, storytelling, artwork, crafts, tasty food and more.

The annual event is a wonderful way to experience Native American culture and the public is welcome to attend. During special songs such as the Grand Entry, veterans’ songs, flag songs and any other songs designated by the emcee, please remove hats and please stand.

Listen to the emcee. He will guide people through the event with informative details and entertainment.

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are waiting for the best dancers in several categories including Fast and Fancy, Veterans’ Special, Headman and Headwoman Specials. There will also be a teen category for both boys and girls.

Host Drum for the event are the Sharp Shooter Singers, a group that has been performing at Powwows across the U.S. and Canada since May of 2016. The drum group performed at the National Finals Rodeo Powwow and has won various Championship Powwows.

Head Woman is Violet Olney from Yakama Nation, White Swan Washington. Head Man is Caley Ouray Pratt / Can’tsee Pyramid Lake Paiute, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.

The first Grand Entry of the weekend, with its colorful dancing and music, is Friday at 7:00p.m.

On Saturday, June 25th, the Grand Entry begins at 1:00p.m., followed by the Red Dress Special which is sponsored by Bold Concepts and Plumas Bank.

“Around 4:00p.m., we do our Honoring of Veterans, Native and Non-Native, and we are pleased to have the Blue Star Moms, who have been honoring the Veterans with us for 13 years,” explains Pow Wow Coordinator Amelia Luna.

According to Luna you do not want to miss Saturday evening’s Grand Entry, which begins at 7:00p.m.

“This is where our biggest and most powerful, and colorful, competitive performing dancers will compete, from which there will only be one winner.”

On Sunday, the Grand Entry begins at noon.

Native Tiny Tots will be recognized after every Grand Entry.

This year’s Powwow will be held on the soccer field at Lassen College and there will be dry camping, no showers and no RV hookups. Organizers suggest that you bring a canopy and chairs.

The Powwow will be following the current Covid-19 guidelines, and masks are required if you are not vaccinated.

For more information contact Luna at 1.530.249.7192 or email [email protected]. Click here to visit the SIR website.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the event you can contact Aaron Brazzanovich at 1.530.310.3381 or email [email protected].

Diamond Mountain Casino is the Host Hotel.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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