Paradise Pow Wow

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
About the Event: 

The Paradise Pow Wow is a two-day event that began in 1996. This traditional, Native American gathering is held each year on the beautiful park-like setting of the Gold Nugget Museum.

This year the Paradise Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, July 7 and on Sunday, July 8.

Over 50 tribal drummers and dancers will be on hand. For the fifth year, the Master of Ceremonies will be Val Shadowhawk. Val is exceptionally skillful in explaining the history and meaning of the festivities.

Each day, the Grand Entry, beginning at Noon, will honor all Veterans and Elders present.

Dancing in the Arena will include: fun games for small children; Special dances; Fancy shawl dancers; and dances where all present are welcome to join in.

Vendors from near and far will be present on the Heritage Trail displaying and selling items such as: woven baskets; hand-made jewelry; Beaders and beads; hand-made flutes; and CDs. Other Artisans will be on hand as well.

Of course, Indian Tacos and Fry Bread will be for sale along with soda, water and other snacks.

Tribes represented will include: Cherokee; Chippewa; Cree; Blackfoot; Shawnee; Lakota; Ute; Pomo; Apache; Local Maidu tribes and many others.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Katie Marie Prosser Foundation which supports Native American students at Butte College and Chico State University entering the medical field. This fall two scholarships will be given to deserving students.

Should anyone care to donate to this foundation, the funds are administered by the North Valley Community Foundation. You may also donate at the Pow Wow, anytime at the Gold Nugget Museum. The money collected will be forwarded to the NVCF.

Come one, come all, to one of the best Northern California Pow Wows on July 7th and 8th. For further information please call the Museum at 530-872-8722 or for pictures of previous Pow Wows.

Event Location: 
Gold Nugget Museum
502 Pearson Road
Paradise, CA 95969
United States
Contact Name: 
Sherron Prosser
Contact Phone Number: 
(530) 872-8722
Contact Email: 

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