, 2022-12-27 11:00:47,
After an eight-year absence, the Pechanga Pow Wow will return to Temecula for its 20th celebration.
The free event, which includes tribal songs and dances, Native American food and crafts, will take place at the Summit Events Center at Pechanga Casino Resort from January 6-8. The event marks the first Pow Wow of the year and will take place indoors and outdoors in case of any unexpected rain.
Serving as the festival’s ceremonial opening each day, the grand entrances feature participants from various Native American tribes from across the country proudly displaying their regalia and colors, sharing their dance styles and more. The first grand entry begins at 8pm on Friday, January 6 with subsequent entries starting at 1pm. 6. Guests are encouraged to bring low back chairs and blankets if preferred or to sit in the bleacher style seating area.
Andrew Masiel Sr., president of the Pechanga Development Corporation, said in a recent phone interview that he was proud to bring the Pow Wow back to the region.
“The Pow Wow allows the neighboring general public to experience a culture that they may not have been aware of or had the opportunity to experience in person,” he said.
Sandra Hale, owner of Lucy’s Hale Indian Tacos & Frybread, which she will sell at the festival, said she is excited to see Pechanga’s Pow Wow gear up again.
In a phone interview,…
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