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Here our interview:

September 2, 2015 (Lakeside) – In an interview with the East County Magazine on KNSJ, Barona tribal council member Beth Glasco shared insights into the 45th annual Barona Powwow set for this weekend.  A powwow dancer herself, she discusses the history and origin of the Barona Powwow , as well as its cultural significance for her own family and for Native American tribal members who convene from across the nation to celebrate their heritage.

The 45th Annual Barona Powwow begins on Friday, September 4 and ends Sunday, September 6. The three-day celebration held at the Barona Sports Park starts on Friday, September 4 with Gourd Dancing at 6 p.m. and the spectacular Grand Entry at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free.

“For the past 45 years, the Barona Powwow has been a wonderful opportunity for Native Americans to not only celebrate our heritage and traditions with each other but to share our culture with San Diego,” said Councilwoman Glasco. “Over the years our Powwow has grown to become one of the most anticipated in our area and we are proud to invite the community out to experience this wonderful cultural celebration.” 

With contest dancing in a variety of categories, the Barona Powwow will feature more than 1,000 Native American dancers from across the country competing for over $75,000 in cash prizes. In addition to observing dances performed in stunning regalia, visitors will also be able to experience the Hand Drum and Men’s Fancy Dance contests, traditional singing and music, as well as dozens of vendors selling favorite Native American foods such as Indian fry bread and Indian tacos as well as beautiful handcrafted jewelry and crafts.

Admission and parking for the Barona Powwow are free. Free shuttle service is also available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow; the shuttle pick-up and drop-off area is located at the south entrance of the casino. For more information, please visit the Barona Band of Mission Indians’ website at, call 619-443-6612, ext. 120 or visit the Barona Powwow on Facebook.


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