40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

March 6, 2012 by  

On Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th, 2012 the 40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow will take place at Pioneer High School located at 601 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor. Special hotel rates have been established at the Clarion Hotel – $59.95, call 734-655-4444, Motel 6 – $59.95, call 734-665-9900, and the Red Roof Inn South – $50.99, call 734-665-3500. Be sure to mention the powwow when making reservations. The entrance for this event is at the flag pole.

Stationery printing is now no doubt complete and this event attracts American Native dancers, drummers, and singers from around the nation. Dancers complete in many styles of dancing whether they are toddlers or elders. Some of the dances presented at this festival include grass, fancy, traditional, and jingle. Natives wear their regalia, traditional and contemporary when competing in the dance competitions. The various drum groups will provide the rhythmic and vocal melodies for the dancers. Prizes will be awarded for the vocal, drumming, and dancing.

At this event, visitors will also find a selection of Native American culture in the form of crafts, arts, and traditional foods. There will also be sources for political issues, as well as social issues that are of concern to national Native Indian communities.

Admission to this event is $10 for adults, $7 for students, $5 ages 6 to 12, $7 for seniors, and children under 5 are admitted free. A family pass is available for $25 which is good for 2 adults and 3 kids under 12. For additional information, contact 734-408-1581.