Father’s Day Pow Wow: June 17-19 in Carson City, NV

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Hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and Stewart Indian School alumni, the annual Stewart Father’s Day Pow wow will be in Carson City, NV this June 17-19. It was named the 2015 Event of the Year by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.

More than 200 dancers will participate, along with more than 30 vendors. “New this year, we will have gourd dancing before each grand entry on Saturday and Sunday,” said Sherry Rupert, executive director of the commission in a release.

“Also, donations of time and effort by local businesses have made it possible for a car giveaway to a family in need.”

The proceedings will begin with the grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s ceremonies are at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Sunday’s activities are from noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free family event.

Stewart Indian School served as an off-reservation boarding facility from 1890 through 1980, and its stone buildings are icons of education and life for many American Indians in the West. After the school closed, many of the buildings became home to state offices. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and comprised of 83 buildings, the site is now a cultural center.

The pow wow is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Commission on Tourism, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information, call Sherry Rupert or Chris Gibbons at (775) 687-8333 or e-mail cgibbons@nic.nv.gov or visit nic.nv.gov for information.

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