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August 26, 2015 (Pala)-- The Pala Band of Mission Indians is proud to host its eighth annual “Honoring Traditions” Powwow August 28-30, 2015 at the Pala Rey Youth Camp on the Pala Indian Reservation. This event is free and open to the public.

Powwow gates will open:

·         4:00 p.m. on Friday

·         10:00 a.m. on Saturday

·         10:00 a.m. on Sunday

The Grand Entry will occur:

·         7 p.m. on Friday

·         1 p.m. on Saturday

·         7 p.m. on Saturday

·         1 p.m. on Sunday

Other events that will take place during the Powwow are dance contests, bird singing, and a peon tournament with thousands of dollars in cash prizes. All ages are welcome to participate in the singing and dance contests.

Along with the traditional activities, there will be a variety of food vendors, including traditional fry bread and Indian tacos. There will also be arts and crafts booths that offer authentic Native American jewelry, beadwork, art, and souvenirs.

Ruben Little Head of Happy Flats, MT and Dennis Bowen of Allegany Seneca Territory, NY will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. 

“The Pala Band of Mission Indians is proud to host the ‘Honoring Traditions’ Powwow for the eighth consecutive year,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “There will be plenty to see and experience during the three days of the event and we hope people can have a fun day while learning something about the history of Pala, the region and all of the tribes that are attending.”

For hotel accommodations during the weekend of the Powwow call Pala Casino Resort & Spa at (877)725-2766 or make a reservation online at

For more information visit

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala.


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