Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow

July
Since 2001, the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow has been held in Fairbanks, Ala. Drawing together members of many tribes from across North America, the powwow is designed to bring together the diverse Native American traditions found in Alaska. Besides the native Athabascan and Eskimo tribes in Alaska, members of other tribes from across the United States and Canada have also moved to the state. Making these tribal members aware of each others' traditions and finding common ground among them all is the primary goal of the powwow. Bringing these traditions to the attention of the general public in a favorable light is another goal.
The Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow begins with a blessing of the grounds. Entertainment includes dance groups from several tribal traditions and drum groups playing native music. Some dancing events are open to visitors. Booths sell foods, native crafts, and costumes. The last event of the powwow is the release of an eagle into the air.
CONTACTS:
Fairbanks Arts Association
P.O. Box 80034
Fairbanks, AK 99708
907-456-2245
www.midnightsunpowwow.net
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For more information, contact Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow, Valerie Jensen at 456-2245 or e-mail vjensen@alaska.