Thousands expected to attend 2017 San Manuel Pow Wow at CSUSB
Office of Strategic Communication
Update: Please note that the event will now take place in Coussoulis Arena.
Cal State San Bernardino will be the venue for the 22nd annual San Manuel Pow Wow on Oct. 13-15, which is expected to attract thousands of people from across North America.
The pow wow, which in the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, offers the finest singers, dancers and drummers from across the United States and Canada
The event is hosted by the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, and features non-competitive intertribal dancing and exhibitions, including bird singing and dancing, which is Native American music indigenous to Southern California and the Colorado River region.
The event will also offer contest performers of all ages who will compete for more than $250,000 in cash prizes for dancing, drumming and singing contests.
The pow wow, which will be held at at the university's Coussoulis Arena, begins Friday at 5 p.m. and runs to midnight, with the Grand Entry at 8 p.m. On Saturday the event runs from 11 a.m. to midnight, with Grand Entry for two dance sessions at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The final day, Sunday, the pow wow runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, with Grand Entry at 1 p.m.
The event will also feature non-competitive intertribal dancing and exhibitions.
Visit the San Manuel Pow Wow event website for more information.