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Rosemead to Rock to Beat of American Indian Dancers

  • By David Barron

The Rosemead Community and the rest of the West San Gabriel Valley will be dancing to the beat of the drums when the American Indian Community Council (AICC) holds their 7th Annual Native American Heritage Month Community Pow-Wow here.

 

The event will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Rosemead High School, 9063 E. Mission Dr., Rosemead.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature various information booths, Native American Food, Arts and Crafts, Special Dance Contests, Raffles, and Cake Walk.  All Drums and Dancers are welcome by the organizers.

The famous Gourd Dance will begin at 11:00am and Grand Entry ceremony at 12:00pm.

The annual Pow Wow has been held for seven years as a result of a collaboration with the United American Indian Involvement and AICC has been organizing their Annual Pow Wow for seven years now. “This event is created to provide a safe and alcohol/drug free space through which Native people from various tribes come together to sing, dance, and celebrate our cultures, and most importantly care for and strengthened our communities through healing and healthy practices, a spokesman said.

Also, Native dancers in from the community will participate in a friendly competition.

“This event is very important to our communities as it fosters and honors the continuation of Native culture and traditions. Please join us!

Sponsors include the American Indian Community Council, United American Indian Involvement

American Indian Clubhouse. Service Employees International Union- Native American Caucus

Torres Martinez Tribal TANF, and Rosemead High School.
 

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