Powwow back with a bang in Fort Omaha

August 12, 2013 by  

The 22nd annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow is taking place in the city this September. The event honors four Nebraska Indian tribes: the Northern Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux, and Winnebago.

The powwow attracts at least 400 artists and performers annually, and this year’s event will be preceded by the two-hour Gourd Dance. There will be lots of music, plenty of dance, cultural displays, and storytelling circles in which everyone is welcome to take part.

There will also be plenty of food to enjoy and Native American arts and crafts will be available for sale. Guests are advised to bring their own chairs to watch the entertainment. Those selling their ware will likely offer such items as jewelry, clothing, Native American inspired artworks, and traditional crafts, and might want to consider investing in business card printing so that customers can follow up on their purchases by checking out the vendors’ online stores.

It’s likely that visitors who are interested in learning more about the Native American culture will come from all over the area to enjoy this annual event. No doubt Omaha printing companies will be providing the organizers of the event with services such as sign and banner printing. Banners can be used to highlight various areas of the event or to acknowledge any local businesses that have sponsored the powwow.

The Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow will take place at Metropolitan Community College on September 28. Admission is free. Those who require more information can call Bev Valazquez at 402-457-2253.