Native American powwow to take the stage in Jefferson County

The theme for the event will be the role of women in native society. Guests will hear stories, music, and lectures related to American Indian women, several of whom will be on hand to display and demonstrate various arts and crafts. (Source: Indian Creek Productions)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The first of it’s kind in the country, the Spirit of the Nations powwow will bring together storytelling, music and history.

The Spirit of Nations powwow and American Indian heritage festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Indian Creek Productions, Inc., chartered in Jefferson County, is the sponsors of the event.

This year’s theme will be the role of women in native society. Guests will hear stories, music, and lectures related to American Indian women, several of whom will be on hand to display and demonstrate various arts and crafts.

Visitors will also enjoy powwow dancing, flute music, a blowgun contest, hand drum contest, silent auction, and a children’s area. Various food items, including Indian tacos, will be available for purchase. Arts and crafts vendors will provide a wide variety of American Indian items for purchase.

Hours for the powwow are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children.

The Spirit of Nations Powwow is making Jefferson County their new home after seven years in Knoxville. The new location will be at Patriot Academy.

Observing Powwow etiquette is essential for everyone’s enjoyment:

  • Random walking, running, and playing is prohibited in the Dance Arena
  • Taping of songs is only allowed if permission is given by Head Singer
  • Taping of some songs may NOT be permitted at the request of singers
  • A dancer’s feathers and parts of his regalia (tradional ceremonial clothing) should not be touched
  • In some instances, some or all of the regalia have been handed down through many generations
  • The oils and dirt from fingers can cause stains to fabric and damage delicate feathers
  • Permission to photograph dances and activities must be granted by powwow committee

For more information, contact indiancreekproductions@gmail.com.

Spirit of Nations Powwow from Jefferson County TN on Vimeo.

“The Role of Women in Native Society” Saturday, August 8th 2015 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Patriot Academy
419 West Dumplin Valley Road, Jefferson City, TN.

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