Native American culture celebrated at Richmond Pow-Wow


The community honored and celebrated Native American culture at the vibrant 7th Annual Richmond Pow-Wow at Wendell Park on Saturday.

This year’s Pow-Wow was entitled, “Honoring Our Youth,” and included a bevy of colorful dances and traditional foods such as the famous Frybread.

Well-known Native American actor and artist Michael Horse was among the attendees. Horse is one of Indian Country’s most beloved film and television actors, having appeared in the series Twin Peaks and films such as Smoke Signals.

Traditional drum performances filled the warm summer air. The Northern Drum was performed by All Nations, the Southern Drum by Bad Aces and the Host Gourd Drum by Red Buffalo.

There was also a 2016-2017 Richmond Pow-Wow Princess Contest.

Check out some of our photos from the event.

Story, photos and video by Mike “Racoon Eyes” Kinney.



  1. Thank you Richmond Standard for posting this article of our annual Richmond Native American Pow-wow and all the Native dancers that gave permission to be included in this article! Our dancers were grateful to have a safe space to come again and practice our Traditional Native song and dance in a public setting. Thanks to all who came out and supported us. Thank you City of Richmond! -Courtney Cummings Chair Coordinator of Richmond Native American Pow-Wow Committee.