Jun 16, 2016
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The community is encouraged to attend the 7th Annual Richmond Pow-Wow on Saturday.

The important, and free cultural event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wendell Park at 25th Street and Esmond Ave.

The event will feature different styles of Pow-Wow dance, such as grass dance, jingle dance and other traditional ceremonial dances. There will also be numerous resource and information booths, retail booths and food vendors — including the popular Richmond Pow-Wow Frybread. The celebration will also feature drum groups such as All Nations and Bad Aces as well as gourd dancing (all gourd dancers welcomed to participate).

The annual Pow-Wow acknowledges the presence of Native American peoples in Richmond and the surrounding area. It is a important cultural and spiritual day of empowerment for the Native community, according to locals.

The event is hosted by the Richmond Native Wellness Center. The Master of Ceremony is Erick Kimple, while Randy Pico is Arena Director.

For more info, visit the Facebook invite page.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.