2018 Stewart Father's Day Powwow

June 15th-17th, 2018 ~ 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 30 arts and crafts vendors and Indian Tacos. Admission is FREE!  The Stewart Father’s Day Powwow benefits the preservation of the historic Stewart Indian School.

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


2017-2018 Best Cultural Heritage Experience

Master of Ceremonies: Gridley Hilpert, Sun Valley, Nevada
Arena Director: Art Martinez, Carson City, Nevada
Head Man: Emerson Nakai, Cedar City, Utah
Head Lady: Donna Jackson, Owyhee, Nevada
Head Teen Boy: Ethan Nakai, Cedar City, Utah
Head Teen Girl: Andrea Lathrop, Carson City, Nevada
Host Drum: Red Hoop, Dresslerville, Nevada


Grand Entry Times:
Friday 7:00 pm Saturday 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Sunday 12:00 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
~ Indian Taco Vendors are limited to five (5). The Committee will accept the first 5 completed and paid Indian Taco Vendors. Those who would like to be a food vendor, selling other than Indian tacos and fry bread, may still apply.
~ Please bring your own chairs

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

~ Stewart Alumni Reception to take place Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Carson City Plaza Events Center
~ Competition Dancing (must be in full regalia to accept award)
~ Raffle and 50/50
~ Arts & craft vendors
~ Gourd Dancing Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
~ 5k Color Fun Run, Saturday , June 16, 2018 5K sponsored by the Washoe Tribe Law Enforcement, Juvenile Probation, Truancy, Domestic Violence and Native TANF. All proceeds benefit the Cultural Exchange with Wishtoyo Chumash Village. For more information call Filomena Smokey at 775-883-7794.

Host hotel:
Carson City Plaza Hotel
Guests can now reserve rooms for the Powwow on the Plaza Hotel website, carsoncityplaza.com
After selecting the date of arrival, the promotional code to enter is:
SISP2018 all caps, no spaces (That stands for Stewart Indian School Powwow)
The double queen rate of $69.00 is available and other room types, pro-rated for the Powwow rate, can be reserved as well

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

Vendor Information:
Sari Nichols 775-687-7603 or snichols@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

First Aid will be available at the event

All media who wish to film or take photos at the event must check-in at the Stewart Powwow Information Booth


Stewart Indian School Alumni Awardees:
2018 Margene Hurley Smokey and John Burns
2018 Posthumous Award:  Harry Sampson and Edmund Dick
2017 Julia Domingues Parker and Garnet Gates
2017 Posthumous Award: William Coffey Jr.
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

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