• August 26, 2018
  • 1:00 pm
  • Pala Rey Youth Camp

11th Annual Pala Gathering & Pow Wow
August 24-26, 2018
Pala Reservation

 

For more information, contact the Cupa Cultural Center at 760-891-3590 or email Skye McMichael at smcmichael@palatribe.com. For vendor information, contact Shelia Smith-Lopez at 760-891-3593 or by email at slopez@palatribe.com.

11th Annual Pala Gathering and Powwow
August 24-26, 2018
Free and Open to the Public!

Grand Entries: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 1 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm

Bird Singing: Friday 6 pm, Saturday 5 pm

Invited Drums: Dry Lake, Indian Hill, Mandaree, Omaha Whitetail, Otter Trail, Showtime, Southern Thunder, Whitefish Jrs

Masters of Ceremony:
Ruben Little Head, Kansas
Bart Powaukee, Utah

Arena Directors:
Juaquin Hamilton, Oklahoma
Victor Xhatsalano, British Columbia

Drum Boss:
Jason Whitehouse, Michigan

Head Man Dance Judge:
Cecil Gray, Oklahoma

Head Woman Dance Judge:
Ashleigh Bonaise, Saskatchewan

Head Man Dancer:
Jared Buffalo, Alberta

Head Woman Dancer:
Cheyenne Brady, North Dakota

Head Young Man Dancer:
Hashkai Robert Bird, Washington

Head Young Woman Dancer:
Lillian Largo, Arizona

Special Contests:
Men’s Northern Traditional (18+) by Jared Buffalo & Family

Women’s No/So Traditional Combined (18+) by Cheyenne Brady & Family

Women’s Northern Traditional (16+) by Lillian (Yil tah ni’ bah) Largo & Family

Men’s Chicken (18+) and Boys’ Chicken (17 & under) by Hashkai Bird & Family

Women’s Jingle (18+) Honoring College Graduates by Shaina Snyder & Family (must have Bachelor’s degree or higher; bring a copy of college degree)
1st $2,000 – 2nd $1,500 – 3rd $1,000
Top 3 places will also receive a blanket and gifts
2 consolations of $500 and gifts

Women’s Backup Singing by Ashleigh Bonaise

Committee Specials:
Men’s Grass (18+)
1st $1,200 – 2nd $800 – 3 consolations $100

Women’s Fancy Shawl (18+)
1st $1,200 – 2nd $800 – 3 consolations $100

Singing Contest (Invited drums only)
1st $14,000 – 2nd $12,000 – 3rd $10,000 – 4th $8,000 – 5th $7,000 – 6th $6,000 – 7th $5,000 –
8th $4,000

Elders (70+)
Women’s Combined, Men’s Combined
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Golden Age (55-69)
Northern & Southern Combined, Fancy/Grass, Fancy/Jingle
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Senior Adults (35-54)
No. Cloth, So. Cloth, No. Buckskin, So. Buckskin, Fancy, Old Style Jingle, Contemporary Jingle, Grass, No. Fancy, So. Fancy, Chicken, Straight, No. Traditional
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Junior Adults (18-34)
No. Cloth, So. Cloth, No. Buckskin, So. Buckskin, Fancy, Old Style Jingle, Contemporary Jingle, Grass, No. Fancy, So. Fancy, Chicken, Straight, No. Traditional
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Teens (13-17)
No. Traditional, So. Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Chicken
1st $300 – 2nd $200 – 3rd $100

Juniors (6-12)
No. Traditional, So. Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Chicken
1st $200 – 2nd $100 – 3rd $50

Tiny Tots (5 & Under)