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Pow-wow at Carson Colony celebrates Nevada Day; everyone welcome

by Lana Hicks

The Lakale’lbe pow-wow committee is hosting the annual Nevada Day pow-wow on Oct. 27, 29 and 29 at the Carson Indian Colony Gym.

Through hardworking volunteers, this year’s pow-wow will be one of the weekend’s largest participant and spectator events. The pow-wow begins on Friday afternoon with native arts and crafts booths from throughout the west ready to sell and display their variety of handcrafted items.

Booths open at noon on Friday and continue throughout Sunday.

Food booths will also be available for everyone’s favorite, Indian tacos, as well as stews, menudo and hamburgers and hot dogs, with a variety of drinks. The booths will also be open on Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday.

The grand entry will begin promptly at 7 p.m on Friday. This parade of dancers is very beautiful, as each dancer enters the arena in his or her category. A demonstration of grace and style is something you will always remember. This is a must-see event as tiny tots through elders enter the dance area.

Each performance begins with a grand entry.

On Saturday, the grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sunday at noon. The general admission is $3; elders 55 and up and youth 6 and under are free. Inter- tribal events are open to everyone, and the public is encouraged to join in.

Contest dances are closed to everyone except those who have registered. Contests include tiny tots through elders who enter a variety of dances.

The public will be told when it is not proper to photograph; however, generally, picture-taking is encouraged. Please ask individuals before you take a photograph.

Besides the pow-wow, other events are open. There will be a 10k and fun run on Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The starting gate will be at 5155 Dat-So-La-Lee Street at Stewart. Fees are $15 for adults and youths 13 and up; $5 for youths 13 and under. Each contestant will receive a T-shirt with participant ribbon. The winner will be announced at the Winners Circle on Sunday with the pow-wow winners.

Special prizes will be given to the top female and male adult winners. For further information, contact 885-2265.

Also featured is the “Baddest Indian Car” contest. This contest will be on Saturday during the dinner break around 5 p.m. behind the gym. All contestants should line up in the alley way directly behind the gym. For further information, contact Ted Rupert, 883-4484.

Friday night is the Miss Lakale’lbe Contest, featuring young ladies 13-18. Judging will be on poise, dress, speech and dance. Miss Lakale’lbe will reign for one year, assisting the pow-wow committee with fund-raising and advertising. She is the pow-wow ambassador for the year.

We’d like to thank this year’s princess Liz Ambriz for taking on this year’s title after Miss Sierra Murphy withdrew as princess. Sierra lost a grandfather and a grandmother this year and, as tradition speaks, withdrew from all pow-wow activities for one year.

We are grateful for Sierra and respect her decision. As first runner-up, Liz went on to carry the title and did an outstanding job.

We invite everyone to come out and enjoy a part of our tradition and purchase some unique Christmas gifts.