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San Manuel Pow Wow

We are excited to announce the 2022 San Manuel Pow Wow will be held September 16, 17 and 18. This three-day celebration is free to the public and will feature Southern California traditional bird singers and dancers, as well as North American and Canadian dancers and drum singing groups. In addition there will also be vending from artisans representing Indian tribal nations from all across North America and Canada.

Since its beginning in 1996, the San Manuel Pow Wow has remained a celebration of Indigenous cultures and a symbol of Indigenous resiliency—open to all in the spirit of friendship.

During the three-day event, the Pow Wow is a sacred space where people from across Indian Country can share their traditions, spirituality and individual style through sounds, motion and art. Native American dishes—such as crowd favorite foods like fry bread—as well as a diverse array of authentic Native American traditional crafts and fine art will be available for purchase from vendors.

San Manuel is proud to present more than $250,000 in cash prizes, which will be awarded to contestants competing in the Native American dancing and singing competitions.

We look forward to hosting our Native American relatives: dancers, drum groups, vendors, spectators, and honored guests to celebrate the very best of Indian Country in 2022.

2022 Pow Wow

  • Friday
    • 5pm - Blessing of the Grounds
    • 6pm - Bird Singing and Dancing
    • 8pm - Grand Entry
    • Midnight - Retreat Colors
  • Saturday
    • 11am - Gourd Dancing
    • Noon - Bird Singing and Dancing
    • 1pm - Grand Entry
    • 6pm - Bird Singing and Dancing
    • 8pm - Grand Entry
    • Midnight - Retreat Colors
  • Sunday
    • 11am - Gourd Dancing
    • Noon - Bird Singing and Dancing
    • 1pm - Grand Entry
    • 6pm - Announce Winners | Retreat Colors