COARSEGOLD — Native American culture will flourish at the Coarsegold Historic Village as the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians holds its 2019 Pow Wow in a celebration of song and dance with the theme honoring Mother Earth.
The Tribe’s largest cultural event of the year takes place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13, featuring a remarkable showcase of traditional handmade regalia, singing, dancing, drumming, crafts and food. Entry is free and the public is invited to attend.
The event begins on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. and includes the Princess Crowning before closing at 9 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 12 the pow wow opens at 11 a.m. and visitors may watch the Grand Entry at noon and 7 p.m., which takes place once more on Sunday, Oct. 13 at noon. Saturday night, grounds are open until 11 p.m. and reopen on Sunday at 11 a.m. — until the three-day event ends at 6 p.m.
All dancers and drummers, food booths and craft booths are welcome, say organizers, and there’s an all-weekend raffle. Service animals only. This is an alcohol and drug-free event. For more information call the Picayune Rancheria Tribal Office at (559) 412-5590 or email powwowchukchansi.