2017 Stewart Father's Day Powwow

June 16th-18th, 2017 ~ 5500 Snyder Avenue ~ Carson City, Nevada 89701

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with the entire family and experience American Indian heritage, history and pride at the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow!  The former Stewart Indian School will come alive with over 200 dancers, over 25 arts and crafts vendors, Indian Tacos, and Admission is FREE!  The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow benefits the establishment of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center.

The Annual Stewart Father’s Day Powwow was named the 2015 Event of the Year by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

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Master of Ceremonies: Gridley Hilpert, Sun Valley, NV
Arena Director: Sam Johnson, Reno, NV
Head Man: David Johnson, Salem, OR
Head Lady: Julie Johnson, Salem, OR
Head Teen Boy: William Koipa, Fallon, NV
Head Teen Girl: Precious Masters, McDermitt, NV
Host Drum: Blood River Singers, Porterville, CA


Grand Entry Times:

Friday 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


General Information:
~ Free admission – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
~ Dry camping is available in designated areas only (call for more information); if in an undesignated area, you will be asked to move
~ Food/Indian tacos (we will accept the first six completed and paid Indian taco vendor applications)
~ Please bring your own chairs

Shade tents:
Set up for shade tents begins Friday morning at 8:00 am (with no exceptions)

Activities:
~ Stewart Alumni Reception to take place Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Carson City Plaza Events Center
~ Competition Dancing (must be in full regalia to accept award)
~ Raffle and 50/50
~ Arts & craft vendors
~ Special events and exhibits
~ Gourd Dancing Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
~ 5k Color Fun Run, Saturday , June 17, 2017
Sponsored by the Washoe Tribe Law Enforcement, Juvenile Probation, Truancy, Domestic Violence and Native TANF. All proceeds benefit the Stewart Recreation Program. For more information call Filomena Smokey at 775-883-7794.

Host hotel:
Carson City Plaza Hotel
1-888-277-1499 or visit carsoncityplaza.com
Ask for ‘Stewart Powwow’ Rate

More Information:
Call Denise M. Becker at 775-687-8333 or email at dmbecker@nic.nv.gov

Vendor Information:
Please contact Chris Ann Gibbons, Vendor Coordinator, at (775) 687-8333 or cgibbons@nic.nv.gov.

The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee, Nevada Indian Commission, and State of Nevada are not liable for accidents, injuries or short funded travelers. This is an alcohol and drug free event


Stewart Indian School Alumni Awardees:
2016 Flora Greene and Walt Kizer
2016 Posthumous Award: Andrew “Andy” Allen
2015 Bernice Wungnema Gorham and Cecil Rambeau
2015 Posthumous Award: Brady Johnson Sr.
2014 Steven James and Gloria McDonald
2013 Billy Domingues and Aletha Tom
2012 Joe Sam and Madzina Williams
2011 Toney Begay and Velma Harjo
2010 Reynelda James, Helena Jones Melendez and Roger Sam
2009 Chucko Williams and Roberta Baeta
2008 Hilman Tobey and Thelma Albright

2008 Stewart Indian School Sweethearts:
Ernest and Frances Hooper, Wesley and Inez Jim, Joe and Lillian Rogers, Andrew and Bea Allen

Sponsored
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