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September 3, 2010 (Lakeside) – The public is invited to attend the 40th annual Barona PowWow. The event, which has free admission, will be held September 3-5 at the Barona Baseball Field. More than $60,000 in prize money will be awarded in Native American dance competitions. The powwow, which attracts competitors from all over North America, also features vendors selling Native American arts, crafts, and jewelry.



Schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, September 3
Gourd Dancing - 6pm
Grand Entry - 7pm
Saturday, September 4
Sunday, September 5

Gourd Dancing - 1pm & 6 pm
Grand Entry - 7pm
Supper Break - 5pm - 6pm
49 Contest after Saturday evening session
Special Contests - Saturday Night
Men's Fancy Dance
Sponsored by the Powwow Committee
Hand Drum Contest
Sunday afternoon
Prizes to be announced
Sponsored by Powwow Committee

Participants and organizers include:

Alyssa Okuniewicz, 2010 Powwow princess
Arena Director - Phil R. “Joe Fish” Dupoint
Head Man Dancer - Douglas Scolfield
Head Woman Dancer - Angela Butler
Head Gourd Dancer - Glen Ahhaitty
Head Young Woman Dancer - Tristin Cruz
Head Young Man Dancer - Joseph Darby
Host Southern Drum - Red Rock Crossing
Host Northern Drum - Porcupine Singers
Emcee - Tom Phillips


For more information, visit  or call the Barona Tribal Office at (619) 443-6612, ext. 120.

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