June 6, 2008
OCEANSIDE, CA San Luis Rey Mission Indian Foundation will sponsor the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Twelfth Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, 2008. This free two-day event shares with the community local tribal history and spiritual traditions of the Luiseno people.
The Powwow will be held Saturday, June 14th and Sunday June 15th, on the grounds of the Old Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA.
The event schedule is as follows: Saturday, June 14, 2008, 9:00 am-11:00 pm; Sunday, June 15, 2008, 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Gourd Dancing will start at 10:00 am both days. Grand Entry will be at Noon & 7:00 pm on Saturday, and at Noon on Sunday. Intertribal and Competition Dancing will follow Grand Entries on both days. More information about this event can be found at: http://slrmissionindians.org
Powwows celebrate Native American culture and many different tribes will be represented in dance, art, and music. The event consists of Gourd Dancing, Grand Entries, Intertribal Dancing, and Competition Dancing including: Northern and Southern Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Fancy Shawl, and Jingle. Indian tacos and fry bread are a favorite among participants and spectators alike. Visitors will enjoy shopping and browsing through the vendor village consisting of many unusual and unique Native American jewelry, artwork, music and crafts. The public is invited and welcomed to come, enjoy and learn about Native American culture.