PALA BAND OF MISSION INDIANS TO HOST 'HONORING TRADITIONS' GATHERING IN PLACE OF ANNUAL POW WOW AUGUST 31

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Day-long event is free and open to the public

East County News Service

August 6, 2019 (Pala) -- The Pala Band of Mission Indians will hold its first annual “Honoring Traditions” Gathering on Saturday, August 31 at the Pala Rey Youth Camp on the Pala Indian Reservation.

While this new event replaces the Tribe’s longstanding Pow Wow Celebration, the Gathering will be dedicated to offering many of the same rich traditions of Pala–including bird songs, shinny games, bow and arrow making, peon lessons and demonstrations, a peon tournament and much more.

“The Pala Honoring Traditions Gathering honors the people and culture of Pala,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “We are excited to invite the public to participate in our Gathering and have the opportunity to celebrate with us while learning about the history and culture of our Tribe.”

Planet Pala KiDS will also be there with a fun, hands-on environmental activity zone. And of course, there will be Indian tacos!

For more information, visit the Pala Cupa Cultural Center website here.

WHEN:          Saturday, August 31st at 12 p.m.

WHERE:       Pala Rey Youth Camp, 10779 Highway 76 in Pala