National Powwow Heads to MCI Center

Posted August 5, 2005 at 3:26pm

Those interested in checking out American Indian culture should stop by the MCI Center this weekend for the National Powwow.

In addition to the dance and drum competitions that will take place this weekend, almost 100 native artisans will be on hand to exhibit their art, jewelry, sculpture and pottery.

The highlight of the powwow could certainly be the dance competition, where more than $100,000 will be awarded to winners in a number of different categories. Contestants will be divided by age and routines; children, teens, adults and seniors will all compete separately.

The powwow, which is sponsored by the National Museum of the American Indian, will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children; a three-day pass can be purchased for $30.

— Sonny Bunch