The purpose of the PowWow is to bring the community together, to ensure the continuance of a 17 year Native American Gathering!
With that in mind, this year will be our 4th Annual plus our 17 years to make for a Twenty First Year Celebration for the people.
The move to the Mojave Narrows site in 2010, under the direction of the Mother Earth Peoples Inter-Tribal Council, proved that we could move forward, demonstrating and instilling leadership and pride for our Native American people, providing the community with an exceptional PowWow.
The PowWow has now become an inclusive American cultural tradition bringing together the community to share Native American culture, dance, song, food and sharing of Native American arts and crafts. Additionally, PowWows serve as a vital link in educating non-Native American children and families about Native American cultural traditions, values, and teachings by Native American elders and instilling community.
It is with great pride and appreciation that so many are planning to come and join again, for our Mother Earth's People Inter-Tribal Council's PowWow. We have much to share. We were honored to have the Black Lodge Singers of White Swan, Washington headed by Kenny Scabby Robe of the Blackfeet at the 2012 event. Although their presence was here in 2012, their spirit will always be with us. It is their prayers that have always been helpful.
Our PowWow location is alongside an old riverbed, 840 acres of nature, impressive stands of cottonwood and willows all naturally landscaped. Group camping, RV camping, picnic sites, showers, and hiking handicap nature trails. Native American demonstrations, craft classes, storytelling, with more than 14 teepees in our Village. A Volunteer Booth will be posted for those willing to assist in keeping the event a clean environment.
Vendors will offer authentic handmade Native American crafts, and food. No sale of sage, sweet grass or cedar is allowed. Visitors are welcome to explore the Tepee Village, cultural demonstrations and hands-on activities. Surrounded by open pastures, willow and cottonwood trees, situated along the Mojave River. It is the largest strand of riparian wetland making it home to over 1,500 species of watchable wildlife.
Playground and Water Park Saloon will be available for the kids and families. Come prepared with a towel, shade and chair or blankets to sit on. Great family event.
$10 PARK FEE FOR UP TO SIX PEOPLE IN ONE CAR PER DAY. $2 FOR EACH WALK-IN. ALL DRUMS & DANCERS WELCOME !
No alcohol or drugs allowed.
No animals allowed within the Pow Wow site.
Pow Wow Coordinator: Moreena Rocha Chavez (760) 245-2398
Master of Ceremony
Head Gourd Dancer
Head Northern Man
Head Southern Man
Head Northern Woman
Heidi Jaramillo Navarro
Head Southern Woman
Joann Dancing Water