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CHICAGO - If it is the third weekend in Chicago, it has to be powwow weekend. The 58th Annual Chicago Powwow will take place Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, at Navy Pier.
This annual event is one of the country's largest powwows. The powwow attracts American Indians and First Nations from over 100 tribes, who come together attired in rich colorful regalia, drumming and dancing. In addition, there will be an Indian marketplace with vendors selling handmade items, such as black-ash baskets, silver jewelry added with colorful turquoise, Indian drums.
The annual powwow is organized by the American Indian Center of Chicago, which is the oldest urban American Indian organization in the United States. The Center was established in 1953 during the Relocation Era as a place where American Indians coming from reservations could meet and soon became a collaborative community.
Even today, the Center provides services and a gathering place for individuals from tribal nations to come together. Individuals from the Navajo, Oneida, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Cherokee nations, along with others, are served at the Center throughout the year.
Doors open at 11 am on Saturday, November 19 and at 10 am on Sunday, November 20. Price of admission is $12 for adults; $6 for children, aged 6 - 12 and Elders, 55 and older. Student groups receive a $2 discount. Weekend passes are available for $18.
Over 100 tribes
Here is a list of powwows around the United States this weekend:
58th Annual Chicago Powwow
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom 600
East Grand Avenue
Cheroenhaka-Nottaway Corn Harvest Powwow
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Cherokee Trail River Festival
1800 12th Street Ext.
Cayce, South Carolina
45th Annual LIHA Fall Powwow
9039 St. Landry Rd.
American Indian History Month Festival
126 North Saint Andrews Street
Native America Indian Association of Millington
7915 Memphis Ave
1380 Stawamus Road
Native American Inter-Tribal Gathering
7200 CR 603
Veterans Powwow & Indian Festival
1729 South Main Street
First Ridgecrest Cherokee Hog Fry Powwow
520 S. Richmond Road
AICC COMMUNITY POW-WOW
9063 E. Mission Drive
5th Annual OKCPS Powwow
12201 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
AISA Fall Benefit Powwow
1809 Stubbeman Ave
4th Annual Honoring Sobriety Powwow
1776 Educational Park Drive
San Jose, California
posted November 17, 2011 6:00 am est
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