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Annual Colorado Springs powwow set for July 19

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Palmer Lake Historical Society (PLHS) and One Nation Walking Together (ONWT) are sponsoring a one-day Native American Indian Festival and Traditional Powwow on Saturday, July 19, at the Freedom Financial Services EXPO Center, 3650 N. Nevada. This event is a celebration of Native history and culture and will include Native drums and dancers, Native art and artisans, live wolf and birds of prey exhibits, and plenty of Native vendors and food.

The event is a Traditional Powwow, where American Indians from all tribes meet together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Over 2,000 people attended last years’ event. Drums by invitation only! This event will provide the opportunity for non-Natives to learn and ask questions about Native American culture, history, dances and music. Learn the meaning and significance of drums, songs and dances in Native traditions and culture. See the different regalia worn by dancers as they demonstrate some of the various Native dances. Native artisans will demonstrate their skills and exhibit their paintings, jewelry, beadwork, and more. Sample Native food, such as Navajo tacos and fry bread. For dancers, there will be several “Specials” plus door prizes!

Admission is $2. Native Americans in full regalia and children 12 and under admitted free. Bring chairs, as seating is limited. Also, please bring donations of non-perishable food to help feed the hungry. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grand Entry at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No drugs, alcohol or pets (except service animals) permitted.

For Information: visit www.palmerdividehistory.org or call Al & Rhetta Walter at 719-559-0525 (please leave a message if no answer) or email Rhetta_walter@hotmail.com or visit www.OneNationWT.org at 719-329-0251 or email Office@OneNationWT.org.

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