4th Annual All Nations Student Powwow
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Grand Entry: 11:00 a.m.

Dancer and Drummer registration opens: 10:00 a.m.

Hosted dinner: 5:00 p.m.
Provided by Toppenish Longhouse

Featuring Host Drum
Wild Rose

Heritage University’s All Nations Student Powwow is a celebration of Native American culture, the Yakama Nation, the Yakima Valley and Heritage University students. It is a free event and open to all.

DANCERS

Non-cash prizes are awarded to the top three dancers in each category from Youth-Golden Age. Dancers can enter more than one category in their age bracket.  Golden Age dancers can enter the Adult Dance categories as well as the Golden Age category.  All dancers in Tiny Tots are awarded prizes.

Male
Female
Tiny Tots (5 and under)
Unisex
Unisex
Juniors (6-12)
Traditional
Fancy/Grass
Traditional
Fancy/Jingle
Teens (13-17)
Traditional
Fancy/Grass
Traditional
Fancy/Jingle
Adults (18-54)
Traditional
Fancy/Grass
Traditional
Fancy/Jingle
Golden Age (55+)
Traditional
Traditional
DRUMMERS

The drumming competition pays out to the top three drum groups: First place – $1,000, Second place—$750 and Third place—$500. Payment is made via check, which will be mailed to the winning drum within two weeks of the competition. A completed W-9 form is required before the check can be issued.

Additionally, the first five drums to register for the competition are guaranteed a stipend of $200. Registration can be done in advance by contacting Bonnie Hughes at hughes_b@heritage.edu or 509-865-8588 or the day of the event.

VENDORS

Space is available for vendors to sell arts and crafts, food and/or general merchandise. Yakama Nation agencies, non-profit organizations and student clubs (from Heritage University, area high schools or other colleges or universities) are welcome to host informational or fundraising booths.  Venders are responsible for providing their own canopy (recommended). The university will supply 1 table and two chairs for each 10’ x 10’ space. Additional tables and chairs may be available, but need to be reserved in advance. Limited electricity is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and needs to be reserved in advance.

Vendor space will be assigned prior to the day of the event. Requests for specific spaces may be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. Set up for vendors opens at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the event. Vendors need to check in at the information table the morning of the event. Reserved spaces for vendors who do not check in by 10:00 a.m. will be released and open to other vendors who wish to move to another spot.

Arts and crafts vendors need to comply with the American Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Only Native made items can be labeled as such. Non-Native made items can be sold but cannot be represented as Native made. Indian Arts and Crafts Act: https://www.doi.gov/iacb/act

Food vendors must comply with Yakima Health Department food safety rules and regulations.  A food handler card is required by the County.  Health Department officials have come to our past powwows and have enforced food safety rules. Yakima County Food Handlers Card: https://www.yakimacounty.us/323/Food-Handler-Card